Late surge lifts Jaguars past Bengals

Zach Yearwood, Sports Reporter

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Despite being down 10-9 early in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars pounced in the final minutes of the game to take the 27-17 road win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

For the first three quarters, the Jaguars’ offense was able to move down the field consistently; they just could not find the endzone until the fourth quarter.

A Gardner Minshew II touchdown to wide receiver Keelan Cole sparked momentum for Jacksonville’s defense. The team intercepted Andy Dalton on three consecutive drives, including one for a touchdown from defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.

Jacksonville’s offense played well enough to beat Cincinnati but didn’t wow anyone against one of the worst defenses in the NFL. They leaned primarily on Leonard Fournette, who ran for 131 yards on 29 carries. 

Minshew  was serviceable throughout the game with 255 passing yards and a touchdown.

The win improves the Jaguars’ record to 3-3 while the Bengals fall to 0-7. 

The next game for the Jags will be at home against the New York Jets (1-4) on Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. 

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