NFL Game Recap - Jacksonville at Cincinnati
Sun Oct 4, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

DEN
37
NYJ
28
F
BAL
31
WAS
17
F
LAC
31
TB
38
F
SEA
31
MIA
23
F
MIN
31
HOU
23
F
CLE
49
DAL
38
F
JAX
25
CIN
33
F
ARI
21
CAR
31
F
NO
35
DET
29
F
NYG
9
LAR
17
F
BUF
30
LV
23
F
IND
19
CHI
11
F
PHI
25
SF
20
F
NE
10
KC
26
F
ATL
16
GB
30
F
PIT
TEN
PPD

Oct 4, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Jacksonville (1-3)

7

6

0

12

25

Cincinnati (1-2-1)

3

7

17

6

33

Mixon's 3 TDs pace Bengals in 33-25 win over Jaguars
Sun Oct 4, 2020 6:31 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) In 24 hours, Joe Mixon went from a worrying hospital visit with a mysterious chest injury to busting out for one of the best games of his career.

The fourth-year running back missed practice late in the week and said he went to a hospital Saturday with pain in his chest and difficulty breathing. He didn't say exactly what doctors told him, but he thought he might have hurt himself by sleeping on it wrong.

Mixon sure looked fine Sunday, though, rushing for 151 yards on 25 carries with two touchdowns and adding a third score on a 9-yard swing pass from rookie quarterback Joe Burrow in the Bengals' 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"The doctors loved up on me, and I was able to go out there and make some things work," Mixon said.

The Bengals (1-2-1) rolled up 505 yards of offense, working through or around some of their recent offensive line problems to get their first win. Getting the running game unstuck allowed some better looks downfield for Burrow, who became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 300 or more yards in three consecutive games.

The Heisman Trophy winner completed 25 of 36 attempts for exactly 300 yards and the touchdown to Mixon.

After being hit 18 times and sacked eight times in a 23-23 tie against Philadelphia last week, Burrow went about his business without much trouble from the Jaguars' pass rush. He was sacked once.

"The O-line played really, really well today," Burrow said. "They've taken a lot of heat the last couple weeks, and I was super happy for those guys to have the game they did today and they're going to continue to build on it. I know they are."

Gardner Minshew was able to put up some good numbers, too, going 27 for 40 for 351 yards and two touchdowns for Jacksonville (1-3).

"We ran the ball well today, threw it well at times," Minshew said. "We have to stay away from drive killers, away from turnovers, and I believe we can be really good."

ROUGH BEGINNING

The start was inauspicious for Cincinnati. After linebacker Jordan Evans intercepted a tipped Minshew pass, the Bengals started on Jacksonville's 40 and got nowhere, with Burrow overthrowing an open A.J. Green on third down.

Late in the first quarter, Burrow had a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd negated by a holding penalty and the Bengals settled for Randy Bullock's 35-yard field goal. Then, looking at third-and goal from the Jacksonville 1, Burrow threw one up for grabs and was intercepted by linebacker Myles Jack in the end zone.

The Bengals started getting out of their own way on a drive late in the first half that ended in the touchdown pass to Mixon on a wheel route. Mixon then got free and tore down the right side for a 34-yard score to cap the first drive of the second half, giving the Bengals their first lead, 17-13. Mixon scored his third TD of the day on a run right up the middle of the defense.

REVOLVING KICKERS

Aldrick Rosas was added to the Jacksonville roster from the practice squad after the team ran out of kickers. Josh Lambo (hip) is on injured reserve, and rookie Brandon Wright was waived after straining his right hamstring in a Week 3 loss to Miami. Stephen Hauschka was signed Monday but was inactive because of soreness. Rosas, who was cut by the New York Giants in the summer, was added Saturday. He missed a 48-yard attempt in the first quarter but converted on four others, including a 50-yarder in the second half.

SPEAKING OF KICKERS

After missing a 31-yard attempt that would have tied the Bengals' opener against the Los Angeles Chargers late in the fourth quarter, Bullock has been perfect. He made all four field goal attempts and three PATs against Jacksonville. He has hit 12 straight field goals and nine PATs since the miss.

INJURIES

Jaguars: CB CJ Henderson left in the first half with a shoulder injury and didn't return. Jack left with an ankle injury in the first half and also was ruled out. TE Tyler Eifert was being evaluated for a concussion. CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring) left in the second half and didn't return.

Bengals: Green had a wrist injury and didn't return.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: Visit Houston next Sunday.

Bengals: Travel to Baltimore next Sunday.

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Passing

JAX Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
G. Minshew 40 27 67.5 2 351 33 1 101.1 3
CIN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
J. Burrow 36 25 69.4 1 300 30 1 92.4 1

Rushing

JAX Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Robinson 17 75 4.4 14 0
G. Minshew 2 9 4.5 7 0
CIN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Mixon 25 151 6.0 34 2
G. Bernard 2 19 9.5 11 0

Receiving

JAX Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Chark 8 95 11.9 22 2
L. Shenault 5 86 17.2 28 0
CIN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Boyd 7 90 12.9 20 0
T. Higgins 4 77 19.3 30 0

Team Stats Comparison

JAX CIN
Points For 25 33
Total Yards 429 505
Rushing Yards 89 205
Passing Yards 340 300
Passing Completions / Attempts 27/40 25/36
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 25 28
Rushing Touchdowns 0 2
Passing Touchdowns 2 1
Penalties - Yards 6/49 7/73
Time Of Possession 26:49 33:11
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/10 4/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/1
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 2/5 1/4
Sacks Against 3 1
Punts - Average Yards 2/44 1/40
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 0/0 0/0
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 0/0 2/13

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter JAX CIN
CIN 12:19 FG Randy Bullock 35 yd FG 0 3
JAX 14:39 TD DJ Chark Jr. 11 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (Aldrick Rosas kick) 7 3
2nd Quarter JAX CIN
JAX 11:15 FG Aldrick Rosas 32 yd FG 10 3
CIN 14:04 TD Joe Mixon 9 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Randy Bullock kick) 10 10
JAX 14:57 FG Aldrick Rosas 20 yd FG 13 10
3rd Quarter JAX CIN
CIN 2:31 TD Joe Mixon 34 yd run (Randy Bullock kick) 13 17
CIN 6:32 TD Joe Mixon 23 yd run (Randy Bullock kick) 13 24
CIN 11:31 FG Randy Bullock 40 yd FG 13 27
4th Quarter JAX CIN
JAX 0:27 FG Aldrick Rosas 50 yd FG 16 27
CIN 5:40 FG Randy Bullock 46 yd FG 16 30
JAX 8:46 TD DJ Chark Jr. 2 yd pass from Gardner Minshew II (failed 2pt Pass from Gardner Minshew II) 22 30
CIN 13:14 FG Randy Bullock 30 yd FG 22 33
JAX 14:52 FG Aldrick Rosas 30 yd FG 25 33

Game Information

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 6,243
Game Time: 3:10
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