The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to take on old AFC central rivals in the Cincinnati Bengals today. The Jaguars are tied for first place in the AFC South, sitting at 4-3 with the Tennessee Titans, while the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans are reeling from losing their starting quarterbacks on the same day this past week.
While the Bengals have a formidable defense, their offensive line and run game have been atrocious and should play perfectly into the Jaguars’ plans of making Andy Dalton win through the air.
Leonard Fournette and Brandon Linder should be returning as well, so look for the Jaguars’ run game to be at full strength.
Be sure to check in on the live blog during the day and game for updates, news, rumors, and in-game analysis.
3:59 PM: Game over! Jaguars are two games up over .500 for the first time since 2010. Let’s go beat the Los Angeles Chargers.
3:24 PM: The ol’ front flip at the end of a punt return for a touchdown!
3:23 PM: I am crying laughing.
Just heard from a Jags employee that the Jax Sheriff's Office had to remove Ramsey from the visitor's locker room area for screaming for AJ.— chaps (@UncleChaps) November 5, 2017
2:58 PM: Josh Lambo is good for his third field goal of the day! Jaguars up 16-7.
2:55 PM: The Bengals are imploding. Another penalty. Get them off the field.
2:25 PM: This is some of the worst refereeing I’ve seen in a long time. First it was the Joe Mixon touchdown and now Jalen Ramsey getting ejected for a shove. Idiots.
2:05 PM: The refs reviewed this play and called it a touchdown for the Bengals. Disgusting.
That Joe Mixon touchdown is short. Awful call. pic.twitter.com/4nC5pmZjFW— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) November 5, 2017
1:53 PM: BLAKE BORTLES TO MARQISE LEE FOR THE TOUCHDOWN PUNT! JAGUARS UP 10-0!
Marqise Lee punts his first touchdown catch into the stands.. Thats love pic.twitter.com/LRIbAs79GK— Laurie Fitzpatrick (@LaurieFitzptrck) November 5, 2017
1:36 PM: Like what?
FIRST QUARTER SUMMARY: pic.twitter.com/i1UBiMhb5J— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) November 5, 2017
1:35 PM: Blake Bortles is outperforming Andy Dalton at this point and I don’t know what to do with my hands.
1:17 PM: Jaguars defense has allowed just three points on eight opening drives this season.
1:16 PM: Jaguars force a punt. It’s gonna be one of those games. Buckle up!
1:14 PM: T.J. Yeldon fumbles on his first carry. Go Jaguars.
T.J. Yeldon fumbles on his first carry. Offensive line misses blocks. Blake Bortles is gonna have to win today. Yay. pic.twitter.com/onW4OMncgc— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) November 5, 2017
12:53 PM: The teal jerseys are WHEW.
12:11 PM: Three strikes and you’re out, I guess. They should have just fined him, but missing treatment is a big no-no.
Sources tell me Fournette missed treatment, workout and team photo this week, hence his benching, tho there's more to it— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 5, 2017
11:52 AM: Excuse me?
Amongst the reasons that Leonard Fournette was deactivated today was he missed Jaguars’ team photo earlier this week, per @FieldYates.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2017
6:00 AM: ICYMI: Dede Westbrook isn’t playing today. The game next week against the Los Angeles Chargers is a better matchup anyway.