Minshew Mania, Jaguars look to bounce back against Bengals

Zach Yearwood, Sports Reporter

The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) are back on the road to play the Cincinnati Bengals (0-6). The Jaguars are coming off to a 13-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Although the defense stepped up, the Jaguars were unable to move the ball on offense. Quarterback Gardner Minshew, threw for only 163 yards along with an interception.

This will be the Jaguars’ first game without Jalen Ramsey on the roster. Although the cornerback did not play in his last few weeks with the team, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first round picks and a fourth.

The Bengals, on the other hand, are looking for their first win of the season. The team has not performed well on either side of the ball and it is very possible their woes continue in Sunday’s game thanks to a slew of injuries at key positions.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST Sunday.

Key Factors to Watch

Here are a few areas to look out for in the game Sunday:

  1. Jaguars wide receivers

The injuries of Bengals’ cornerbacks William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick worsens an already disastrous defense. Expect an offensive explosion from the Jaguars featuring a high-octane air attack.

Minshew to Chark will likely be the dynamic duo in Sunday’s game that propels the team to a win against a depleted secondary.

  1. Josh Oliver’s debut

 Tight end Josh Oliver is set to make his first NFL appearance on Sunday. The rookie third-round pick out of San Jose State has missed over two months with a hamstring injury and hopes to make an impact.

Oliver’s appearance comes at an ideal time, after the Jaguars other tight ends, James O’Shaughnessy and Geoff Swaim, are out with a torn ACL and concussion, respectively. Oliver could make a splash on the Jaguars offense.


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