Bengals running back Bernard Scott lines up in the backfield for consecutive drives. And again Scott makes does nothing to produce on offense. After a one-yard gain due after slipping near the line of scrimmage, Scott falls out of bounds as he catches a screen pass for a five-yard loss. Not that the loss is his fault, due to Jacksonville reading the screen so well, but during Benson's one possession in the first quarter, the Bengals scored a touchdown. Scott takes over in consecutive drives and the Bengals end possessions with an interception and a punt from their own six-yard line. Just pointing that out.
Jacksonville takes over at midfield with 10:14 remaining in the second quarter. And it again a third-down conversion continues Jacksonville's possession.
Mike Thomas has a Blaine Gabbert fast ball slip through his hands, followed with a rollout to the left to go out of bounds after a six-yard gain. With third-and-four, Michael Johnson sprints towards Gabbert unblocked and (somehow) misses the quarterback for an easy sack. Gabbert finds Mike Thomas for a 14-yard gain and the first down.
On the following play Jones-Drew rushes for 25 yards which shouldn't have been, if Marvin Lewis and the Bengals challenged the play. Reggie Nelson hits Jones-Drew after a limited gain, where his knee briefly touches the ground. Instead the Jaguars setup at the Bengals five-yard line. Gabbert scrambled to his left on first down, knocked out just before end zone, followed with an incomplete pass to Mike Thomas in the end zone. Third-and-three from the Bengals three-yard line with 7:47 remaining in the first half, Gabbert hits Karim for a one-yard gain with a great tackle from Reggie Nelson as soon as the reception is made.
Jacksonville takes a 13-7 lead after Josh Scobee converted the 20-yard field goal.