Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence are the last two No. 1 overall picks in tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup. While Burrow and Lawrence have a lot in common in terms of draft position and position played, their teams are coming into this game from completely different directions. The Bengals are 2-1, and a win would put them in a tie for first place in the AFC North heading into the weekend. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are 0-3 and have lost 18 consecutive games dating back to last season. They haven’t won since Week 1 of 2020 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals have been installed as favorites by more than a touchdown by the oddsmakers, and ESPN’s FPI also sees Cincinnati as the team to beat tonight. The Bengals and Jaguars will face off at 8:20 p.m. with a
According to the latest ESPN computer prediction, the Bengals have a 69.2% chance of beating Jacksonville tonight.
kickoff. On NFL Network at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Hopefully, tonight’s game will be similar to the season’s first two Thursday night matchups–Bucs vs. The Cowboys and the Giants are pitted against each other. WFT–both of which were decided by last-second field goals. Last week’s game between the Carolina Panthers and the Houston Texans lacked intrigue.