Burrow, Mixon help Bengals jolt Jaguars
Joe Burrow became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games, and Joe Mixon scored a career-high three touchdowns as the host Cincinnati Bengals posted a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
The touchdowns were the first in four games this season for Mixon, who piled up 181 yards from scrimmage (151 rushing, 30 receiving) for Cincinnati (1-2-1).
Burrow completed 25 of 36 passes for 300 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Randy Bullock made all four of his field-goal attempts.
Gardner Minshew completed 27 of 40 passes for 351 yards passing and two touchdowns to D.J. Chark Jr., who had eight receptions for 95 yards. Aldrick Rosas converted 4-of-5 field goals for the Jaguars (1-3), who have lost three in a row.
The Bengals, who were trailing 13-10 at the half, flipped the game in the third quarter with 17 points on three possessions. Mixon reeled off touchdown runs of 34 and 23 yards and Bullock’s 40-yard field goal put the Bengals up 27-13 with 3:24 left in the quarter.
Rosas, the fourth kicker used this season by the Jags, hit a 50-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 27-16. Bullock, however, answered with a 46-yarder with 9:25 remaining.
Minshew’s second touchdown to Chark, from 2 yards out, with 6:14 left pulled the Jags to within 30-22 after the two-point conversion failed. The Bengals responded with Bullock’s 30-yard field goal and the 33-22 lead.
Rosas hit his fourth field goal, a 30-yarder, with 11 seconds left to cut it 33-25 but the Jags couldn’t convert the subsequent onside kick.
Rosas hit a 20-yard field goal with three seconds left in the second quarter as the Jaguars led 13-10 at the half.
Cincinnati scored first on a 35-yard field goal from Bullock with 2:41 left in the first. Jacksonville took a 7-3 lead late in the quarter when Minshew dropped in a 12-yard touchdown to Chark.
Rosas booted a 32-yard field goal with 3:45 left in the half for a 10-3 lead before both teams executed sharp two-minute drives for scores. The Bengals covered 75 yards in less than two minutes and tied it when Burrow flipped a 9-yard touchdown toss to Mixon. The Jags then went 73 yards in 53 seconds to set up Rosas’ late kick.
–Field Level Media