Cincinnati Bengals (0-6) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4)
- Date/Time: Oct. 20th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST
- Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Ohio
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- TV Channel: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington.
- Broadcasters: Kevin Harlan (play-byplay), Rich Gannon (analyst) and Jay Feely (sideline reporter).
- Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
- Live Online Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
- SB Nation Jaguars’ site: Big Cat Country
- Weather: Mid 70’s, mostly cloudy [NFL weather]
- Odds: Bengals, +3 [Odds Shark]
- Replays: Check local listings on NFL Network or NFL Game Pass
- Rosters: Bengals | Jaguars
- Depth Charts: Bengals | Jaguars
The Bengals get set for another home game this week. This time they will be facing the Jaguars who have had a rocky season. Then again Cincinnati has done a pretty good job of making struggling teams look good so far this season.
If the Bengals want to buck that trend, it starts with their offense. They need to find a way to get some sort of consistent offense, and it isn’t just one thing that is going wrong. The run game has struggled due to scheme and talent along the offensive line. The passing game has slowed down due to injuries, struggling with pass blocking and you could argue the coaches not putting the best players on the field.
The Jaguars, on the other hand, have a pretty interesting offense going. Gardner Minshew, an undrafted rookie, took over the quarterbacking duties in Week 1 when Nick Foles went down with an injury.
While they may not be winning all their games, Minchew has looked pretty good over the first six weeks. He has nine touchdowns and only two interceptions. Last week against the Saints was his worst performance yet, though, as Jacksonville only put up six points in the game.
The Jaguars may have an easy time getting back on track this week, as the Bengals rank second to last in total yards given up, and they allow 26.5 points per game. Cincinnati’s 32nd-ranked rushing defense will also have its hands full try to slow down Leonard Fournette, who has surpassed 100 total yards in each of the past three weeks.
Of course, The Jaguars no longer have to deal with the Jalen Ramsey drama anymore after the team sent him to the Rams (the Bengals opponent next week) for a king’s ransom of picks. It certainly will help make it a little easier for Cincinnati to throw the ball, but will it be enough to tip the scales?
What are you hoping to see from the Bengals at home against the Jaguars?