The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by 3 points after going down 14 early. Joe Burrow led the way with a phenomenal second-half performance.
Burrow ended up throwing for 348 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in the close win. In addition to the passing attack, running back Joe Mixon added in 1 touchdown with 67 yards rushing. Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 204 yards and no touchdowns for the Jaguars. This has been a rough start for the Jaguars who were hoping things would turn around after drafting Lawrence and hiring college football coaching legend Urban Meyer.
Meyer and Lawrence are not familiar with losing games. It is something they are going to have to adjust to. The Jaguars are on one of the longest losing streaks in NFL history. They have lost 19 straight games. That is currently tied for the second-longest losing streak in the history of the NFL per ESPN. Could another 1st overall pick of the NFL draft be in order?
While this was an underwhelming win for the Bengals it was still a win and keeps them atop the AFC North with a 3-1 record.
Current AFC North Standings
- Cincinnati Bengals 3-1
- Baltimore Ravens 2-1
- Cleveland Browns 2-1
- Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2
This is a brutal division and the Bengals are showing that they are no longer a bottom feeder. The Ravens and Browns are still better teams but this is the NFL and you have to beat who is on your schedule. They are doing just that and are so far contending for this division. Their 3-1 record is giving their fans early excitement about a potential playoff berth.
The Bengals have a lot going their way right now as rookie Ja’Marr Chase just won offensive rookie of the month for the month of September.