Jacksonville Jaguars 21-24 Cincinnati Bengals summary: score, highlights, | NFL Week 4
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Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence were spotlighted all week leading up to Thursday night’s primetime game, but it was Evan McPherson who decided the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Bengals came out flat in first half
It was a tale of two halves in Paul Brown Stadium. The Jaguars dominated the opening two quarters, as Lawrence and Jacksonville pieced together their best half of football all season.
After an early missed field goal from the Bengals, the Jaguars marched down the field and finished off an eight play 67 yard touchdown drive with a six yard James Robinson run to put the first points on the board.
The Bengals offense was nearly nonexistent in the first half. Joe Burrow could not move the ball in the air, and running back Joe Mixon was getting stuffed on the ground up until halftime.
Lawrence and Jags were in control at halftime
The Jags used the slow start to CIncinnati´s night to build a 14 point lead going into halftime after a Trevor Lawrence seven yard touchdown to cap off the 80 yard drive right before the halftime break.
Cincinnati went into the halftime break with just 114 yards of total offense, and 19 yards rushing. Despite their terrible start to the home teams night they only found themselves down by two possessions to start the third quarter.
Bengals score three TDs on first three possesions of second half
It took no time at all for Burrow and company to flip the script, and march down the field for their opening touchdown of the game.
Cincinnati looked like a completely different team from one half to the next. They came out and scored touchdowns on their first three possesions of the second half.
It took just four plays to cover the 70 yards for the first Bengals touchdown which sparked a sense of hope around the stadium in the Queen City. Burrow hit Uzomah on a 22 yard connection a minute and a half into the second half.
The vamped up offense had a trickle down effect to the defense. The Bengals defense, who came into the game as one of the stingiest sides over the first three weeks of the season, was shredded by the Jags rookie quarterback in the first half.
Joe Mixon came to life in the third quarter, after rushing for just 14 yards in the first half. He tied the game up at 14 with a one yard touchdown with five minutes to go in the third quarter.
McPherson with the walk of field goal
Both teams exchanged touchdowns in the fourth quarter before Burrow led the Bengals on a 73 yard drive to give Evan McPherson a chance to win the game with a last second field goal.
McPherson drilled the 35 yard field goal and secured the comeback win for the Bengals who are now just a win away from their win total of all of last season.
The Jags remain winless, while the Bengals ensured they will go into Week 5 with at least a tie at the top of the AFC North Division.
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FIELD GOAL BENGALS!!!!
McPherson drains the 35 yard field goal to give the Bengals their third win of the season!!!
END OF GAME!!!
Perine runs right and the clock runs down to 4 seconds before the Bengals take a time out, McPherson has chance to win it from 35 yards away.
Pass in the flat to Uzomah who takes the catch and run 25 yards down to the JAX 21. They are in field goal range, 21 second to go in the game. 1st and 10 coming up.
Burrow finds Boyd for the 7 yard catch on the left side. 2nd and 13 from the JAX 46.
Perine rushes left, but the run will be taken back after the holding by Spain. 1st and 20 from the CIN 47
Two minute warning
Burrow´s short pass over the middle to Uzomah is good for 9 yards. 1st and 10 from the JAX 43.
Perine runs left for a gain of 2 yards to the CIN 46. 2nd an 8 coming up for the Bengals.
Burrow hits Perine for 15 yards to the CIN 46. 1st and 10 for CIN.
False start Bengals will back Cincy to the 31. 1st and 15 coming up
Burrow was sacked in the backfield, but a defensive holding call will give the Bengals a first down. Huge bail out by the Jags there. 1st and 10 from the CIN 36.
Mixon is swallowed up after a gain of a yard. 3rd and 1 coming up.
Mixon runs right for a gain of 8 yards. 2nd and 2 from the CIN 30.
Burrow to Boyd over the middle for a gain of 12 to the CIN 22. 1st and 10 Bengals.
Cooke´s 40 yard punt sails out of bounds at the CIN 10. 1st and 10 for the for the home team. 5:33 to go in the fouth quarter.
Lawrence running away from defenders looks down field and his pass is incomplete. 4th and 4 from the 50.
Lawrence runs right and picks up 2 yards on the scramble. 3rd and 4 coming up from the 50.
Robinson rushes to the left side and get a gain of 4. 2nd and 6 JAX 48.
Lawrence over the middle to Schenault for the first down after the 11 yard pass play. 1st and 10 from the JAX 44.
Robinson runs left for a gain of 1. 3rd and 2 coming up
Lawrence to the Jones for a gain of 7. 2nd and 3 coming up from the JAX 32
The Jags will take over from the 25 after the touchback.
Burrow rolls out to the left and finds Uzomah for the 31 yard catch and run for a touchdown!!!
8:59 to go in the fourth quarter.
Burrow finds chase over the middle for a gain of 7 yards. 3rd and 3 from the JAX 31.
Pass incomplete to Chase deep down the right sideline. 2nd and 10 from the CIN 38.
Burrow´s pass over the middle connects with Chase for 12 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 38.
Mixon wrapped up after a gain of 1 yard. 2nd and 9 from the 50.
Burrow back to Boyd for a gain of 8 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 49.
Burrow hits Boyd on the slant pattern for 4 yards. 3rd and 6 coming up from the CIN 41.
Mixon runs right for no gain. 2nd and 10 from the CIN 37.
Mixon runs right for a gain of 4 yards to the CIN 37. 1st down Bengals
Burrow´s pass to Uzomah is good for 8 yards. 2nd and 2 from the CIN 33
The Bengals will take over from the 25 after the touchback.
The play was overturned, and Robinson was awarded the 4 yard touchdown. Great answer by the Jags after it seemed like they had the momentum taken from them.
14:30 to go in the Fourth
Robinson stretches into the endzone, but was marked down at the one yard line. Jacksonville will challenge the ruling on the field.
Lawrence sacked in the backfield, but a defensive holding call against the Bengals will give the Jags a first down and move them half the distance to the goal. 1st and Goal from the CIN 4.
Lawrence hits Robinson in the backfield, but he is bottled up for a 2 yard loss. 2nd and Goal from the CIN 8. That will bring us to the end of the third quarter.
The Bengals with a big comeback out of the half time break
Shenault on the out route to the right sideline, he checks back and picks up big yardage after the catch. 20 yard gain, 1st and 10 from the CIN 6
Lawrence hits Hollister for a gain of 5 yards on the left side. 3rd and 3 coming up from the 26.
Robinson up the gut for a 2 yard gain. 2nd and 8 from the CIN 31
Shenault on the out pattern for a 5 yard completion and Jags first down. 1st and 10 from the CIN 38
Lawrence looking for Austin but the pass was too far out in front of the receiver. 4th and 2 to come for the Jags.
Lawrence takes it on the right side for an 8 yard run. 2nd and 2 coming from the CIN 38.
Jackson over the top to Agnew who got both feet down on the pass play to the sideline for 27 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 46.
Pass in the flat to Schenault is good for 4 yards after the catch and run. 2nd and 6 from the JAX 27
Agnew returns the kick out of the endzone to the JAX 23 yard line. 1st and 10 Jags
It took the Bengals 10 minutes to tie the game up.
TOUCHDOWN BENGALS!!! (This time there´s no doubt about it)
MIxon drives into the endzone for the 1 yard touchdown run to tie the game up after the McPherson PAT!!!
5:10 to go in the 3rd quarter.
NOOOO the call was reversed and the Bengals will retake the field for a 3rd and Goal from the 1.
Burrow falls into the endzone on the QB sneak, burrowing his way for six. The play is under review by the refs.
7:42 to go in the 3rd quarter.
Mixon driving the pile all the way to the 1 yard line. 2nd and Goal from the 1.
Burrow connects with Boyd for a gain of 10. 1st and Goal from the CIN 9.
Mixon´s catch from Burrow goes for 1 yard. 3rd and 4 from the CIN 19
Mixon again gets five yards on the run to the right side. 2nd and 5 from the CIN 20.
Mixon with a powerful run up the middle to carry a couple defenders over the first down marker. 1st and 10 from the JAX 25.
Boyd on the out route on the right side, gets 12 yards on the catch. 1st and 10 from the JAX 36
Burrow´s screen pass is incomplete, 2nd and 10 from the JAX 48
Burrow down the left side line to Irwin who adjusts to the throw that was behind him and reels in the catch. 25 yard gain to the JAX 48, 1st and 10 Bengals.
Mixon picks up 4 yards on the left side run. 1st and 10 from the CIN 27.
Mixon with a spectacular run to the right, got hit leaping over a defender on the 9 yard run. 2nd and 1 from the CIN 23.
Phillips returns the punt for negative three yards after spinning out of a couple tackles. The Bengals will take over from the CIN 14.
11:39 to go in the third quarter.
Lawrence looking for Robinson on the screen, but the pass is incomplete. 4th and 7 from the the CIN 28.
Robinson runs right but is stopped in the backfield. 3rd and 7 from the JAX 28.
Robinson carries up the middle for 3 yards. 2nd and 7 from the the JAX 28.
Jacksonville will takeover at their own 25 yard line. 1st and 10 Jaguars
What an opening drive for the Bengals! Looked like a completely different team than the one we saw in the first half.
Burrow connects with Uzomah who sneaks into the endzone for a 22 yard catch and run for the touchdown!! McPherson´s PAT is good
13:12 left in the 3rd quarter.
Mixon runs right for a gain of 3 yards. 2nd and 7 from the JAX 22
Burrow floats it over the top to Chase on the left side line for a gain of 44. 1st and 10 from the JAX 25.
Burrow misfires on first down. 2nd down and 10 from the CIN 31.
Phillips takes the return to the CIN 31 after the 29 yard return
As bad as Cincinnati has played they are just two possesions away from tying this game up. They will start the third quarter with the ball, what can Burrow and the Bengals do out of the break?
The Bengals have a total of 107 yards offense through the first two quarters
Burrow has thrown for 95 yards on 8/12 passing, and Joe Mixon leads the Bengals in rushing with just 14 yards on the night. The Bengals run game has been non existent tonight.
James Robinson leads all rushers with 64 yards on 12 carries and has one touchdown.
Lawrence has 127 yards on 9/13 passing, he also has 5 carries for 26 yards and a touchdown.
Burrow and the Bengals leave the field to a chorus of boos at Paul Brown Stadium.
Another QB sneak for Burrow, who picks up 2 yards, and that will bring us to the end of the first half.
Burrow QB sneaks it from the 1 yard line for no gain. 2nd and 10 coming up
Lawrence is stopped on 4th and Goal from the 1. He was smothered by three Bengals players who kept him from crossing the goal line. The Bengals will take take over with 53 seconds to go in the first half.
Lawrence completes to Shenault who stretched for the endzone and lost control of the ball, but he was ruled down by the refs. 4th and goal from the 1
Timeout Jacksonville, that´s their second timeout of the first half. 1:46 to go in the first half.
Lawrence throws the ball away under pressure. 3rd and Goal from the CIN 8.
Robinson up the middle for a gain 2 yards. 2nd and Goal from the CIN 8.
Lawrence goes deep to Shenault on the 50 yard reception down to the CIN 12. 1st and 10 Jaguars who are knocking on the door yet again.
Agnew with the fair catch at the JAX 48. 1st and 10 for the Jaguars with 4:45 to go in the half.
Burrow completes to Thomas at the line of scrimmage, for no gain. 4th and 2 coming up for the Bengals.
Mixon stopped in the backfield for no gain. 3rd and 3 from the CIN 21.
Mixon with a powerful run to the left side, picks up 6 yards. 2nd and 4 from the CIN 20
Phillip on the return from inside the endzone brings it out to the 14 yard line. 1st and 10 Cincinnati.
Lawrence showing his mobility, makes a move on a defender and strolls into the endzone on the QB keeper!!! PAT by Wright is good
5:35 left in the second quarter.
Robinson is stopped in the backfield for no gain on the run. 3rd and 3 from the CIN 7.
Lawrence to Farrell for a gain of 7. 2nd and 3 from the CIN 7.
Lawrence keeps it on the QB option for 3 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 14.
Lawerence hits Manhertz for a gain of 7 down to the CIN 17. 3rd and 2 coming up.
Ogunbowale runs off the left guard for a gain of 1. 2nd and 9 from ther CIN 25.
Robinson up the gut for a gain of 26 yards. 1st and 10 JAX from the CIN 26. The Jaguars are driving.
Lawrence looks left to Austin for a gain of 12. 1st and 10 fro the CIN 45.
Lawrence on the quarterback keeper, picks up 5 yards. 1st and 10 from the JAX 45.
Robinson carries to the right side for a three yard gain. 3rd and 2 for the Jaguars.
Robinson runs up the middle for a gain of 2 yards. 2nd and 8 from the CIN 35.
Lawrence rolls right and finds Arnold for a gain of 12 after the catch and run. 1st and 10 from the JAX 32.
Huber´s punt goes into the endzone. Touchback, and the Jags will take over from the 25 yard line. 11:55 to go in the 2nd quarter.
Burrow looks deep down the right side but his pass to Boyd is too long. 4th and 14 from the Cincy 44
Mixon runs right for a short gain of 2. 3rd and 13 from the CIN 44.
Burrow sacked in the backfield for a loss of 6. 2nd and 16 coming from the CIN 42
Burrow finds Boyd on the right side for a gain of 22. 1st and 10 from the CIN 47.
Phillips fair catch at the CIN 27. 1st and 10 Cincy. 14:10 to go in the second quarter
Lawrence´s pass over the middle incomplete to Austin. 4th and 2 to come.
Mixon hit in the backfield and gets back to the line of scrimmage. 3rd and 2 from the JAX 35.
Lawerence´s pass to Jones complete on the left side for 7 yards. 2nd and 3 coming up from the JAX 34 after the change quarter.
Agnew with the fair catch at the JAX 27. 1st and 10 Jags.
3rd down pass incomplete to Uzomah, and the Bengals go 3 and out. 4th and 8 from the CIN 27.
Burrow´s pass deflected at the line and almost intercepted. 3rd and 8 from the CIN 27
Mixon on the carry up the gut for a gain of 2. 2nd and 8 from the CIN 27
The Bengals will take over at their own 25 after the touchback. 1st and 10
Robinson runs right for the six yard touchdown carry. The Jags are the first on the board in Cincy!!!
1:28 to go in the first quarter.
Lawrence hits Arnold on the pass to the right side for a catch and run of 17 yards down to the CIN 6. 1st and Goal Jacksonville.
Robinson runs right for a gain of 12 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 23
Lawerence scrambles left for an gain of 11 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 35.
Lawrence pass is incomplete on first down. 2nd and 10 from the CIN 46.
Lawrence finds Austin for an 8 yard gain on the right side. 2nd and 2 from then CIN 48.
The Jags take over from their own 33 after the missed FG. Lawerence finds Agnew who is pushed out of bounds after an 11 yard gain. 1st and 10 from the JAX 44
McPherson´s 43 yard field goal is no good from the right hash
5:25 to go in the first quarter
Burrow´s short pass to Mixon is completed but for no gain. 3rd and 8 from the JAX 25.
Mixon runs right for a gain of 2 to the JAX 25. 2nd and 8 coming up
Tate on the post pattern through the middle to Tate for an 18 yard gain. 1st and 10 from the JAX 27.
Burrow´s pass to Chase is complete on the left side for 15 yards on the pass and catch. 1st and 10 from the JAX 45.
Burrow´s pass incomplete to the left side. 3rd and 12 from the CIN 40.
Burrow´s short pass to Chase is complete but he´s swallowed up for a loss of 2. 2nd and 12 from the CIN 40
Burrows to Boyd on the roll out to the right side and picks up 33 yards. 1st and 10 from the CIN 42.
Phillips returns the punt 12 yards to the CIN 20 but an illegal block in the back on Thomas will bring the Bengals back to their own 9.
Lawrence´s pass is incomplete to Shenault down the left side line. 4th and 8 from the JAX 49.
Robinson carries right for 4 yards which will bring up 3rd and 8 fro the JAX 45.
Lawrence scrambles right and loses a yard after being pressured in the backfield. The rookie has been under pressure season long. 2nd and 12 from the JAX 45.
Robinson carries it up the middle and picks up 2 yards. 1st and 10 from the JAX 47.
Robinson picks up 6 yards on the run towards the right sideline, 3rd and 1 coming up. Jags O lineman Chark was carted off the field with a leg injury just minutes into the game. JAX on their 39 yard line
Sad scenes as Chark is being carted off. His left leg was injured on that last play.
Robinson runs right and picks up 3 yards. 2nd and 7 from the JAX 39.
Lawerence finds Shenault on the right side for the game´s first comlpetion for 11 yards. 1st and 10 from the JAX 36.
We are underway from Cincinnati!!! the Jags will take over from the 25 after the touchback. 1st and 10 for the visitors.
Sea of orange and a lot of noise in the Paul Brown Stadium (named after the Bengals founder) as we get underway!
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are on the mic and the broadcast has begun on NFL Network.
We are just minutes away from kickoff in Cincinnati.
Trevor Lawrence is seeking his first win in his young NFL career. He has thrown 5 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Accoriding to Bet365.com the Bengals are a 7.5 favorite over the Jaguars, with the Over/Under set at 46.
The Bengals have already won half as many games as they did in all of last season. With a healthy Burrow and a stingy defense, they look more than likely to surpass their four wins of last year.
Joe Burrow has not put up jaw dropping stats this season, but he is playing the role of game manager to a tee. He is efficient with his completion percentage, and lets his running backs and defense carry the brunt of the load
Trevor Lawrence has already lost more games in the NFL than he did in his 36 game college career.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET from Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals are 2-1 on the year while the Jags are still looking for their first win of the year.
Hello everyone and welcome to Paul Brown Stadium for tonight´s Thursday Night matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thursday Night Football will showcase two of the latest first overall draft picks selected in the last two years, as Joe Burrow and the Bengals host Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars. AS English will be keeping you up to the minute with live coverage, updates, stats and scores of the opening game of Week 4 from Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincy's tale of the tape
All is well in Cincinnati as the Bengas are above .500 through the first three games of the season. After splitting the opening two games which were both decided by three points, the Bengals got a big divisional win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week.
The Bengal defense, which has looked stout through the opening weeks of the season gave up just one touchdown in the 24-10 win. Joe Burrow didn’t have to do much, but he made the most of the little he was asked to do. The former LSU Tiger went 14/18 for 172 yards and three touchdowns.
Burrow’s 14 completions went were distributed to seven different receivers, including four o those to Ja’Marr Chase who led Cincy with 4 receptions and 65 yards.
Joe Burrow has not been asked to carry the Bengals on the offensive end. His yardage stats are modest, but his completion percentage is fantastic. He was a bit careless with the ball in the Chicago Bears game throwing three interceptions in the Bengals only loss of the year.
But the Cincy defense is one of the best in the game, allowing just 17 points a game to opponents over the first three games.
Jacksonville's tale of the tape
Jacksonville has had a much rougher start to the season. With one of the youngest teams in the league, and a rookie head coach in the NFL, it was more than predictable that the Jags would struggle from the get go. The Houston Texans walloped them in Week 1, while the Broncos iced the offense in the second game of the regular season.
Trevor Lawerence has had a bumpy start to his NFL career. He’s coming off his best game when if you look purely at yardage. He three for 332 yards against the Texans last week, but he also threw three interceptions. He has a total of seven picks over first three games.
He will need some help from his running backs, James Robinson and Carlos Hyde. Robinson is coming off of his best day of the season against the Texans after getting 88 yards on 15 carries.