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Jaguars vs. Bengals Week 13 live blog

todayDecember 4, 2023

Background

The Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3) take on the Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) at 8:15 p.m. ET on Sunday at EverBank Stadium.

Follow along here for live updates and key highlights from the game!

First quarter

Jacksonville won the coin toss and chose to differ, giving Cincinnati the ball first. The Bengals picked up a first down on 3rd-and-4, then got another thanks to a face mask penalty on the Jaguars. But Mike Caldwell’s defense held firm as Josh Allen sacked Jake Browning on a 4th-and-3 at midfield.

The Jaguars’ first offensive play was a 26-yard pickup by Christian Kirk, though it came at a cost. Kirk injured his groin and went into the locker room for further evaluation. (Tre Herndon also exited the contest to be tested for a concussion.) Fortunately, Jacksonville continued to drive downfield and eventually cashed in with a 1-yard plunge from Travis Etienne.

Jaguars 7, Bengals 0

Cincinnati got things going on its second possession with a 28-yard pickup by Joe Mixon on a screen pass. Chase Brown rumbled for 15 yards on the next play, but again, the Jaguars rebounded and forced a 57-yard field goal attempt by Evan McPherson — which doinked off the crossbar and fell short.

Jacksonville went three-and-out on its ensuing drive after Zay Jones dropped a short pass.

Second quarter

The Bengals got pinned at their own 8-yard line by Logan Cooke, but Browning completed passes of 17, 25, 24, and 14 before Mixon punched it in from six yards out.

Jaguars 7, Bengals 7

Jacksonville put together its best drive since the opening touchdown. Etienne picked up multiple first downs to get the team into scoring position, then Trevor Lawrence hit Calvin Ridley for 21 yards on a back shoulder throw before firing a screen to Evan Engram, who went 22 yards for his first score of the season.

Jaguars 14, Bengals 7

Cincinnati responded with another lengthy drive, this time going 75 yards in 12 plays and ending with another Mixon goal-line score.

Jaguars 14, Bengals 14

Third quarter

The Jaguars went three-and-out to start the second half, and on 3rd-and-2 for the Bengals shortly after, Ja’Marr Chase dusted Tyson Campbell one-on-one and went 76 yards to the house.

Jaguars 14, Bengals 21 

Jacksonville clawed back with an 84-yard, 12-play drive capped by an incredible 14-yard touchdown by Parker Washington to tie the game.

Jaguars 21, Bengals 21 

On Cincinnati’s first play of its next possession, the Bengals tried a double pass with Tyler Boyd… but Boyd had nowhere to go, and threw it right into the awaiting hands of Josh Allen for an interception. Lawrence extended across the goal line four plays later.

Jaguars 28, Bengals 21

Fourth quarter

Both teams traded punts, and the Bengals got the ball back past midfield following a poor boot by Cooke. Cincinnati went 48 yards in 9 plays and Browning finished the job with a 1-yard score.

Jaguars 28, Bengals 28 

Trevor Lawrence has been injured. His foot was stepped on by Walker Little, and Lawrence wasn’t able to put any pressure on it. It does not look good.

Lawrence got the Jaguars into scoring position before going down, but Brandon McManus sailed a 28-yard kick wide right to keep the score even.

The Bengals put together a small drive, highlighted by a 21-yard scramble by Browning, and McPherson hit a 54-yard field goal to take the lead.

Jaguars 28, Bengals 31

Jacksonville was able to tie it back up thanks to a nice 53-yard drive orchestrated by C.J. Beathard. McManus made a 40-yarder with 30 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

Jaguars 31, Bengals 31

Overtime

The Jaguars won the toss, elected to receive, and drove downfield again with Beathard thanks to first down pickups by Engram and Etienne. Sadly, the drive stalled out around midfield. Cincinnati got the ball at its own 28-yard line with 5 minutes left in overtime. Chase came down with a big 17-yard catch to get McPherson into range, and the Bengals escaped Jacksonville with a victory.

FINAL: Jaguars 31, Bengals 34

Written by: Gus Logue


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