The leaders of the AFC North take on the losers of the AFC South on “Thursday Night Football” this week with the Bengals (2-1) as 7.5-point favorites over the Jaguars (0-3).
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will compete against his former coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer, who now leads the Jaguars. This will also be the first matchup in the NFL between the 2020 first round pick (Burrow) and the 2021 first round pick (Trevor Lawrence).
The Jaguars defense will be challenged stopping Bengals running back Joe Mixon. He ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards (286) and sixth in scrimmage yards (315). In their Week 3 matchup against the Steelers, Mixon piled up 90 yards on 18 carries. The Jaguars have allowed five touchdowns to their opposing running backs this season, the second most in the league.
In his first three games in the NFL, Lawrence has only thrown five touchdowns with seven interceptions. It’s been a struggle for the rookie quarterback so far this year with turnovers.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the Bengals vs. Jaguars game on “Thursday Night Football.” Follow along below for the key moments from the Week 3 matchup.
Bengals vs. Jaguars score
Bengals vs. Jaguars live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
8:43 p.m. — The Bengals field goal atempt is no good. No scoring on the first drives from both teams.
8:41 p.m. — Chase is flagged for pass interference on a possible first down play.
8:39 p.m. — Auden Tate catches the ball for an 18 yard gain to get to the Jacksonville 27.
8:38 p.m. — Another first down for the Bengals after Joe Burrow throws to Ja’Marr Chase to make it to Jaguars territory.
8:36 p.m. — Tyler Boyd gets a Bengals first down as he runs to their 42-yard line.
8:32 p.m. — Jaguars aren’t successful in their first drive, so the Bengals get the ball.
8:29 p.m. — Jaguars take their first timeout after they get their second first down of this drive.
8:25 p.m. — Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. remains on the ground after second down. Any injuries are unknown, but he is carted off the field.
8:24 p.m. — Trevor Lawrence throws to Laviska Shenault Jr. for a rushing first down to open the game.
8:23 p.m. — The Jaguars receive the ball first as the game commences.
How to watch Bengals vs. Jaguars
Bengals vs. Jaguars is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday night. The game will be broadcast exclusively on NFL Network with Fox Sports announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call and Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the sidelines.
You can also stream “Thursday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
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