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Winners and losers
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According to rbsdm.com, the biggest play of the game by Expected Points Added (EPA) and Win Probability was Ja’Marr Chase’s 76-yard touchdown.
Key stat (traditional)
The Bengals totaled 491 yards of offense tonight, which was the most yards allowed by Jacksonville in any game under defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell (since 2022).
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Key stat (advanced)
Jake Browning generated 21.3 passing Expected Points Added (EPA), which is the third-highest single-game mark by any quarterback this season (trailing Tua Tagovailoa in Weeks 1 and 3).
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Trevor Lawrence sustained an ankle injury tonight, and it did not look pretty. It came on a fourth-quarter play where Walker Little stepped on Lawrence’s ankle. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be as significant as it seemed at first.
The initial diagnosis for #Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence is an ankle sprain, per sources. He'll have an MRI on Tuesday.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 5, 2023
Little was also knicked up by the collision, as he left with a hamstring injury. Gregory Junior (hamstring) and Foley Fatukasi (ankle) exited earlier in the fourth quarter.
Christian Kirk injured his groin on the Jaguars’ first offensive play of the game, and Tre Herndon left in the first quarter to be tested for a concussion. They were both ruled out to return at halftime.
Andre Cisco departed in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, though he returned the following possession.
You can watch the top plays of Week 13 on the NFL’s YouTube channel here.
One lingering question
Can this team overcome injuries on a short week at Cleveland? Obviously, Lawrence’s status will be one to monitor assuming he even has a chance to play next week. But Kirk and Little are significant blows in their own right, and the defense fell apart against Jake Browning -- Jake Browning! -- with so many hurting players. Jacksonville had been a relatively healthy team under Doug Pederson until disaster struck tonight.
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