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Jaguars with 3-0 lead over the Bengals

The Jaguars picked up an explosive 39-yard run by Denard Robinson and then a 19-yard Toby Gerhart screen that converted a third-and-16.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars scored first during Sunday's game and the Bengals defense didn't really mind. In fact, if not for offensive holds and tripping penalties, the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking like one of the league's better offensive teams against Cincinnati's defense.

With 6:10 remaining in the first quarter, Denard Robinson gashed through Cincinnati's defensive front, navigating around Nico Johnson (blocked until the holy end of time), as well as Vincent Rey and Wallace Gilberry, on a 39-yard sprint that reached Cincinnati's 43-yard line.


Carlos Dunlap drops Blake Bortles on the next play, who kept the football on a read-option, for a one-yard gain. Flag. Horsecollar. Now the Jaguars have a first down on Cincinnati's 27-yard line with 5:10 remaining. Eventually Jacksonville is faced with a third-and-16 with 3:56 on the clock when Bortles checks down to Toby Gerhart on a running back screen. Gerhart picks up 19 yards and another first down.

Eventually the Jaguars took a 3-0 lead on a Josh Scobee 25-yard field goal.