Jaguars 27 (-4.5) @ Bengals 17

–Jaguars outgained Bengals 460 yards to 291 yards (5.9 YPP to 4.5 YPP)

–Jags made it into the red zone 6 times and only scored a TD once (4 FGs, 1 turnover on downs)

–Bengals drives were terrible: they did not have a drive lasting more than 5 plays until 2:14 left in the 2nd quarter (simultaneously did not have a drive lasting more than 12 yards)

–Jaguars 4/16 on 3rd downs, Bengals 5/12

–Jaguars 11 penalties for 130 yards

–Jaguars passing: Minshew 15/32, 255 yards, 8.0 YPA, 1 TD, 0 INTs

–Jaguars rushing: Fournette 29 carries for 131 yards, 4.5 YPC, 0 TDs

–Bengals passing: Dalton 22/43, 276 yards, 6.4 YPA, 1 TD, 3 INTs

–Bengals rushing: Mixon 10 carries for 2 yards


Personal takeaways: Jaguars dominated this game more than the score says. Bengals got a late TD with 20 seconds left and the Jaguars only capitalized on 1 TD in 6 tries through the redzone. This game could have easily been an absolute bloodbath. Not sure if it speaks more to the Jaguars or the Bengals but I would have to lean toward the latter. Something worth noting is that either the Bengals rushing attack is that bad or the Jaguars rush defense is that good, as Mixon had 10 carries for 2 yards.



Matt has a background as a Business and Fraud Operations Analyst for one of the largest online retailers in the US. He’ll post his notes every week on here and you can follow him on Twitter @MMSportsBets