The Bengals improved to 3-1 while dropping the Jaguars to 0-4 with a last-second, come-from-behind 24-21 home victory on "Thursday Night Football." Jacksonville has lost 19 in a row dating to Week 2 of the 2020 season.
The Bengals never led in the game until Evan McPherson kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired. Cincinnati trailed 14-0 at halftime but opened the second half with two touchdowns in the third quarter to tie. The teams then traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 348 yards, his first game this season with 300 passing yards. Tight end CJ Uzomah finished with two touchdown receptions and 95 receiving yards. Tyler Boyd had his first 100-yard receiving game of the season, finishing with 118 on nine catches.
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Trevor Lawrence had the best game of his young NFL career. The Jags' rookie quarterback threw for 204 yards, rushed for 36 yards and scored a rushing touchdown. James Robinson (78 rushing yards) scored the Jaguars' other two touchdowns. Laviska Shenault Jr. led Jacksonville with 99 receiving yards.
The Jaguars lost Pro Bowl wide receiver DJ Chark to an injury on the third play of the game. He was carted off with a reported ankle fracture. Bengals running back Joe Mixon left the game late in the fourth quarter. His status is unknown.
Bengals vs. Jaguars score
Bengals vs. Jaguars live updates, highlights from 'Thursday Night Football'
(All times Eastern)
End of game: Bengals 24, Jaguars 21
11:20 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BENGALS. With four seconds remaining, the Bengals attempt a 35-yard field goal and make it to win the game.
11:18 p.m. — Uzomah with another first down and a large gain of 25 yards to end on the Jaguars 21-yard line. He has 95 receiving yards this game.
11:16 p.m. — An offensive holding penalty is called Quinton Spain resulting in a 10-yard penalty.
11:14 p.m. — Uzomah is having quite a night adding another first down to reach the Jaguars 43-yard line as the game reaches the two minute warning.
11:13 p.m. — With Mixon on the sidelines, Samaje Perine is on the field and completed a 15-yard first down for the Bengals.
11:12 p.m. — False start penalty on the Bengals resulting in a five-yard penalty.
11:11 p.m. — The Jaguars defense brings Burrow to the ground. However, there is a flag on Tre Herndon for holding resulting in an automatic first down.
11:08 p.m. — Boyd completes a first down and a gain for 12 yards as he returns to the field.
Tyler Boyd is now over 100 receiving yards (111).
This is the first time he's gone over 100 yards this season.
11:05 p.m. — The Bengals defense chases Lawrence around on third down to result in an incompletion. The Bengals receive the ball and have a chance to lead.
11:01 p.m. — Shenault completes a first down catch for a gain of 11 yards. This was his sixth catch of the game.
Bengals 21, Jaguars 21
10:55 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BENGALS. Bengals answer the Jaguars. Burrow throws a completion to Uzomah and he runs into the endzone for a touchdown. There was a flag on the play, but it was declined after the play.
10:53 p.m. — Chase completes a 12-yard first down to end on the Jaguars 38-yard line.
10:52 p.m. — Boyd completes an eight-yard catch with one hand for a first down. His arm or wrist appears to be bothering him afterwards.
10:50 p.m. — Mixon rushes for four yards and a first down. He has 58 rushing yards so far this game.
Jaguars 21, Bengals 14
10:47 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, JAGUARS. The Jaguars call was overturned, resulting in a touchdown from the previous play. The Jaguars go back on top.
10:43 p.m. — Robinson rushes for a touchdown, but is short of the endzone by around a yard. The Jaguars challenge the call.
10:42 p.m. — Jaguars take a timeout to switch Lawrence's helmet.
10:41 p.m. — Lawrence is sacked for a loss of 10 yards. However, there is a penalty on Bengals' Vonn Bell, so there is an automatic first down.
End of third quarter: Bengals 14, Jaguars 14
10:37 p.m. — Shenault advances 20 yards for the Jaguars on third down. They end up on the Bengals six-yard line for first and goal.
Laviska Shenault breakout game for 2021 is on as he has 5 receptions for 88 yards.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) October 1, 2021
10:35 p.m. — Shenault completes a two-yard pass on fourth down for a Jaguars first down.
10:31 p.m. — Jamal Agnew completes a catch on the sideline for a 27-yard gain to end on the Bengals 46-yard line.
Bengals 14, Jaguars 14
10:26 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BENGALS. Mixon rushes it in for a touchdown, tying the game.
10:20 p.m. — Burrow rushes in for an attempted touchdown, but it goes under review and is called back. The Bengals are now at third down and goal.
10:19 p.m. — Mixon rushes for the touchdown attempt, but is about half a yard short of the endzone.
10:19 p.m. — Boyd catches an 11-yard pass to put the Bengals at a first and goal attempt.
10:16 p.m. — Mixon completes another first down for the Bengals to end on the Jaguars 25-yard line.
10:15 p.m. — Boyd makes a 12-yard completion for a first down. This is followed by the Bengals first timeout with 9:14 remaining in the third quarter.
10:13 p.m. — Burrow throws to Trenton Irwin for a 25-yard completion and another first down. The Bengals are now in Jaguars territory.
10:12 p.m. — Joe Mixon rushes for a Bengals first down.
10:07 p.m. — The Jaguars have no answer for the Bengals as they go three and out on their opening drive of the second half.
Jaguars 14, Bengals 7
10:01 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BENGALS. C.J. Uzomah scores the first touchdown for the Bengals with a 22-yard completion.
10:00 p.m. — Chase runs to the Jaguars 25-yard line for a 44-yard gain.
9:58 p.m. — Darius Phillips returns the ball to the Benglas 31 to start off the half.
End of second quarter: Jaguars 14, Bengals 0
9:38 p.m. — Lawrence attempts to rush the ball in for a touchdown, but is short on fourth down and goal. The Bengals get the ball back with 53 seconds left.
9:36 p.m. — Shenault is down within a yard of the endzone, but the Jaguars move to fourth down. This results in another Jaguars timeout.
9:35 p.m. — The Jaguars take their second timeout before their third and goal attempt.
9:30 p.m. — Shenault catches Lawrence's longest completion of his career, as the Jaguars advance 50 yards to end on the Bengals 12-yard line. It's a hot start for the 0-3 team.
9:28 p.m. — The Bengals go three and out again after not gaining more than eight yards on the drive.
Jaguars 14, Bengals 0
9:22 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, JAGUARS. Lawrence rushes in for his first touchdown of his NFL career. The kick is good, as the Jaguars go up 14.
9:20 p.m. — Lawrence rushes for another first down on a third down. He has 19 rush yards so far.
9:18 p.m. — Robinson rushes 20 yards for another Jaguars first down. He has 64 yards so far this game.
9:17 p.m. — Lawrence rushes in a first down for a five yard gain on third down. They end up on their 45-yard line.
9:12 p.m. — Dan Arnold completes a first down to end on the Jaguars 32-yard line.
9:12 p.m. — Chark Jr. is officially out for the rest of the game after an ankle injury.
#Jaguars WR DJ Chark suffered a fractured ankle, source said. Out indefinitely. Just a brutal injury for one of Jacksonville’s best players.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 1, 2021
9:09 p.m. — The Bengals lose the ball again and lose the ball with no scoring luck.
9:07 p.m. — The Jaguars Adam Gotsis sacks Burrow for the Jaguars' sixth sack of the season. There's a loss of six yards.
9:06 p.m. — Boyd completes a 21-yard first down.
End of first quarter: Jaguars 7, Bengals 0
8:56 p.m. — A quick failed drive for the Bengals after they don't get a first down.
Jaguars 7, Bengals 0
8:50 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, JAGUARS. Robinson rushes for the first touchdown of the game. After the kick is good, Jaguars take the lead at 7-0 with 1:28 left.
8:49 p.m. — Another first down after James Robinson rushes to the 23-yard line.
8:48 p.m. — On second down, Lawrence runs the ball to get a first down and ends on the Bengals 35-yard line.
8:47 p.m. — The Jaguars open their drive with two back-to-back first downs with a total gain of 19 yards.
8:43 p.m. — The Bengals field goal atempt is no good. No scoring on the first drives from both teams.
Evan McPherson is human. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him miss a field goal, including training camp.
After the miss from 43 yards, the Bengals turn the ball over.
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. JaguarsTime: Thursday, Sept. 30, 8:20 p.m. ETTV channels: NFL NetworkLive streams: NFL Network, fuboTV
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