TNF: Bengals vs Jaguars game talk
Thursday night football, week 4. Tonight, the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, Ohio. This game offers a confrontation of the last two draft picks No. 1 at the quarterback.
The Bengals enter this game after a 24-10 loss to their division rivals Pittsburgh Steelers. The victory over the Steelers gave the Bengals a surprising share of first place in the difficult AFC North. The Bengals present the first pick in the 2020 Draft, Joe Burrow, as quarterback. Burrow has a plethora of offensive weapons to work with, including his former running mate at LSU, remarkable rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase. After a tough preseason with many drops, Chase came out of the door on fire, with 220 receiving yards and four TDs in his first three games. The Bengals also boast a strong young defense that ranks eighth in the NFL in the first three games.
The Jaguars come into this game in search of their first win of the 2021 campaign. Rookie head coach Urban Meyer had a rough introduction to the NFL, as did 2021 Draft No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence. Hailed as a must-see quarterback prospect, Lawrence has so far lacked a bit. Lawrence leads the NFL with seven interceptions and sports a pedestrian passer rating of 60. The Jaguars have been bad on offense and even worse on defense. The Jaguars defense ranks 29th in the NFL. They allowed over 300 passing yards per game. That doesn’t bode well against the Bengals’ plethora of high octane receptors.
It’s the Bengals and Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Enjoy the game everyone.