Game report: Bengals 24, Jaguars 21

CINCINNATI, Ohio – So shut.

So very, very shut.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence narrowly misplaced a matchup of No. 1 alternatives and working again James Robinson rushed for 2 touchdowns because the Jaguars fell simply quick in a 24-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in entrance of 63,198 at Paul Brown Stadium Thursday.

“We’re getting higher each week,” Lawrence mentioned. “Clearly, that is heartbreaking – that loss. However we’re getting higher.”

Bengals kicker Evan McPherson’s 35-yard area objective was good as time expired in a matchup performed on Thursday Evening Soccer.

“It is devastating, heartbreaking,” Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer said. “I am not improper about stuff like that and I see a superb group in there. I see good guys. I see good hearts. I see guys that work. I instructed them, ‘I am not improper.’ I am not improper on that stuff.

“This group’s going to win some video games.”


The Jaguars (0-4) prolonged their franchise-record 19-game dropping streak that dates to September of 2020.

Lawrence, the No. 1 general choice within the 2021 NFL Draft, accomplished 17 of 24 passes for 204 yards and no touchdowns with no interceptions. He ran for a first-half landing that gave the Jaguars a 14-0 halftime lead.

“He is coming alive,” Meyer mentioned of Lawrence. “I like every thing about that man.”

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, the No. 1 general choice within the 2020 NFL Draft, accomplished 25 of 32 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He led two fast third-quarter drives that tied it with slightly greater than 5 minutes remaining within the third quarter.

Each groups had dominant stretches to that time, with the Jaguars outgaining the Bengals 240-107 at halftime and the Bengals outgaining Jacksonville 155-3 to start out the second half.

“It is a laborious capsule to swallow as a result of once you exit and struggle a tough sport like that you just count on to stroll away with a win and never an ‘L,”’ defensive sort out Malcom Brown said. “It’s important to swallow that capsule and return to work. That is all we will do – carry on working at it.”

It was forwards and backwards after the Bengals tied it within the third quarter, Robinson – whose six-yard landing run within the first quarter gave the Jaguars a 7-0 lead – scoring on a four-yard run to offer the Jaguars the lead early within the fourth quarter.


The Bengals tied it 21-21 on the following collection with Burrow’s second landing move of the sport to tight finish C.J. Uzomah – this one 31 for yards with just below 9 minutes remaining.

The Jaguars registered one sack Thursday, with defensive lineman Adam Gotsis registering his second sack of the season within the second quarter.

Jaguars huge receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. caught six passes for 99 yards. Robinson rushed 18 instances for 78 yards.

“We undoubtedly play ok to win the sport,” Lawrence mentioned. “Hats off to the Bengals for executing that final drive (that led to McPherson’s area objective) and hitting the game-winner. It is robust. We’re getting higher and studying lots. However gosh, we should always have gained that sport.”



  • Robinson capped the Jaguars’ second possession with a six-yard, cutback run up the center for a 7-0 lead with 1:28 remaining within the quarter; Lawrence accomplished a 17-yard move to newly acquired tight finish Dan Arnold for a primary down on the Bengals 6 and Lawrence additionally scrambled for an 11-yard achieve to the Bengals 35.
  • The Jaguars pushed their result in 14-0 with a dominant begin to the second quarter, first stopping a Bengals drive in Cincinnati territory. Lawrence’s seven-yard run after faking a handoff gave the Jaguars a two-touchdown lead with 4:45 remaining within the second quarter and capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive. The Jaguars missed an opportunity to increase the result in 17-0 or 21-0, driving to Bengals 1 earlier than Lawrence was stopped on a fourth-and-goal run from the Bengals 1. A 52-yard move from Lawrence to Shenault had moved the Jaguars to the Bengals.
  • The Bengals lower into the Jaguars’ lead early with a 22-yard landing move from Burrow to Uzomah with 13:12 remaining within the third quarter; Burrow’s 44-yard move to rookie huge receiver Ja’Marr Chase to the Jaguars 25 arrange the landing. Operating again Joe Mixon’s one-yard run tied it 14-14 with 5:10 remaining within the third quarter, with Mixon’s run coming 9 performs after Burrow handed 25 yards to huge receiver Trenton Irwin to offer the Bengals a primary down on the Jaguars 48.
  • Robinson’s four-yard run capped a 77-yard drive instantly after Mixon’s landing, giving the Jaguars a 21-14 lead with 14:27 remaining. Burrow’s 31-yard landing move to Uzomah 31 move with 8:59 remaining tied it 21-21.


  • Operating again Carlos Hyde, a reserve in Weeks 1-3, was amongst six gamers made inactive by the Jaguars 90 minutes earlier than kickoff Friday. Hyde’s shoulder bothered him upon reporting to Paul Brown Stadium Thursday and he was subsequently deactivated.
  • The Jaguars’ different inactives Thursday: defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle), kicker Josh Lambo, defensive finish/linebacker Jordan Smith, defensive sort out Jay Tufele and cornerback Nevin Lawson. Lambo, who missed all three of his field-goal makes an attempt within the first three video games of the season – and who missed two of three additional factors in a Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals – was inactive after lacking apply Tuesday and Wednesday for private causes. Matthew Wright, signed to the apply squad Monday and elevated from the apply squad Thursday morning, kicked for the Jaguars Thursday.

Harm report:

  • Jaguars huge receiver DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) sustained an ankle harm within the first quarter and didn’t return.
  • Jaguars proper guard A.J. Cann sustained a knee harm within the second quarter and didn’t return.


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