Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and his teammates steal the momentum and rally past the Jaguars.

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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and his teammates steal the momentum and rally past the Jaguars.

The Cincinnati Bengals were behind by two scores early, but rallied to win 3-1 and extend the Jacksonville Jaguars’ losing streak to 20 games with a goal-line stand and a second-half rally.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired to give his team a 24-21 victory at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday.

Joe Burrow, the Bengals’ quarterback, completed 25 of 32 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns. C.J. Uzomah, a tight end, caught both of his touchdown passes.

Burrow told reporters, “That’s football.” “You’ll have to find ways to win when everything is stacked against you and you’re up against the wall.

“I’m proud of the way we fought because that’s what we did.”

Burrow (2020) and Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence were the past two No. 1 overall draft picks in the contest (2021).

In the loss, Lawrence completed 17 of 24 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown.

The Jaguars’ No. 1 wide receiver, D.J. Chark Jr., injured his ankle in the first quarter and did not return to the game on Thursday Night Football.

Lawrence told reporters, “Controlling the game like we did in the first half is definitely the key.” “At halftime, we were in command of the game.

“On offense, we didn’t do a fantastic job of holding onto the ball and just moving it in the second half.”

Both the Bengals and Jaguars had 21 first downs. Although they each called 55 plays, the Bengals were awarded one more possession.

On the game’s first possession, the Jaguars punted. On the Bengals’ first possession, McPherson missed a 43-yard field goal attempt wide left.

With 1:28 left in the first quarter, Jaguars running back James Robinson responded with a six-yard touchdown run.

In the second quarter, the Jaguars put together another touchdown drive. Lawrence scored on a seven-yard touchdown run to give the Jaguars a 14-0 lead after a 12-play, 80-yard drive.

On the Bengals’ following drive, the Jaguars defense forced a three-and-out. Lawrence threw a 52-yard pass to Laviska Shenault to start the next drive.

The Jaguars marched down to the one-yard line, but the Bengals defense stuffed his fourth-down run try at the goal line to keep the game close.

“At halftime, the message was that they had beaten us in all three… Article Summary from Nokia News

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