Joe Burrow now has his first win as a professional football player. Not to mention we got to see Joe Mixon go off. All of this came after a frustrating first half that probably had many fans in Cincinnati feeling like we were in for more of the same.
Welcome back to the jungle
Due to coronavirus concerns, the Bengals weren’t able to have fans in the stadium Week 1, but the team was able to have a small amount of fans watch the game and cheer in person. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for the rest of the season, and everyone stays safe and healthy.
Joe Burrow being introduced in front of fans in Cincinnati for the first time in his career. pic.twitter.com/QzJOC7G5CJ— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 4, 2020
Good to see fans here at Paul Brown Stadium pic.twitter.com/q0vzMqRkDw— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) October 4, 2020
The first half just seemed to be Cincinnati going through the greatest hits of their blunders the past few seasons. Penalties, unnecessary roughness, maddening turnovers and squandered opportunities dominated the first half. The frustration among fans was pretty obvious as well.
Bengals had first down on the Jaguars 40-yard line and go three-out. Have to capitalize on those opportunities.— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) October 4, 2020
Once again turnover and no TD— Ken Anderson (@KenAndersonNFL) October 4, 2020
Myles Jack just took that away from Drew Sample. Just a great play by Jack.— Andre Perrotta (@andreperrotta13) October 4, 2020
Drew Sample just got his lunch money taken in front of all of us.— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) October 4, 2020
Joe Mixon has himself a day
There were mixed feeling when Mixon got his extension this offseason. There was even more frustration when it looked like Mixon would have tough sledding to even put up average levels of production. Even though the blame didn’t solely fall on him, you could tell he and everyone else were just waiting for him to breakout. He did just that this week.
Nice to see Mixon on the field for that entire passing drive. Normally that's all Gio. Mixon gets the TD to tie the game.— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) October 4, 2020
Fantastic effort by Mixon for the TD— Anthony Cosenza (@CJAnthonyCUI) October 4, 2020
Throw the ball to Joe Mixon and he makes a guy miss for a touchdown.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 4, 2020
What a concept.
I’ve been saying it all year but now is a good time to say it again. Mixon needs to be involved in the passing game.— Blake Jewell (@bjewell43_) October 4, 2020
Big run WIDE OPEN for Mixon! TD— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) October 4, 2020
Joe Mixon has long carry for a #Bengals touchdown! Gets his first rushing and receiving TD of the season in the same game.— Blake Jewell (@bjewell43_) October 4, 2020
A look at the dots on that Joe Mixon TD run (via NFL Next Gen). pic.twitter.com/JOnRp39ILr— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 4, 2020
That looked competent— undstand (@Cincy_Suave) October 4, 2020
Mixon is pretty good at running too— Jake (@Jake_NFL) October 4, 2020
Literally the worst contain I've seen in the NFL https://t.co/UjOUZLMPXt
Bengals move the ball primarily on the ground on that TD drive. Man, have they been waiting all year for a drive that looks like that.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 4, 2020
Some folks are crediting Redmond and Hart for that TD run but you can see that the point of attack on the run is plugged and there's LITERALLY no contain and Mixon and Gio bounced the runs outside because the Jags let them— Jake (@Jake_NFL) October 4, 2020
Joe Mixon with his second TD of the day. Goes up the middle for a 23-yard TD.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 4, 2020
Yeah, I'd say his chest his fine.
And once more for Joe Mixon.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 4, 2020
That's three touchdowns today. Making up for lost time now.
Bengals get Burrow his first win
It may have taken Cincinnati and Burrow a little longer to get over the hump than many had hoped, but they finally pulled one out. Things looked shaky in the first half, but this team really broke away in the second half behind Mixon’s big game.
Still, Burrow again played one hell of a game when it mattered moving the ball down the field, and constantly putting the ball where it needed to be. He also set a record along the way.
Joe Burrow officially becomes the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 300 yards in three straight games.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 4, 2020
Joe Burrow shows off his athleticism spinning away from the blitz and picking up the 1st with his legs pic.twitter.com/CjBJYX7jxB— Evan McPhillips (@emcphil) October 4, 2020
Randy Bullock's fourth FG is good and this one is all but over.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 4, 2020
Bengals 33, Jaguars 22, 1:46 left.
The #Bengals have scored on every drive in the second half.— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) October 4, 2020
Yeah the Jaguars aren’t very good, but so many positives to take away from this game for the #Bengals— Blake Jewell (@bjewell43_) October 4, 2020
I knew October was going to be wild. But I didn't see a Bullock and Redmond redemption arc the writers had planned.— Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling) October 4, 2020
With the exception of a knee at the end of the first half, the Bengals have scored on six consecutive possessions (TD, TD, TD, FG, FG, FG).— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) October 4, 2020
They also scored on seven of nine possessions all game -- they went three-out to start the game and had an interception in the endzone.
Now, Zac can record that elusive first win in a one score game— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) October 4, 2020
The #Bengals will not set the NFL record for most consecutive losses in one score games.— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) October 4, 2020
They beat the Jags, 33-25.
Joe Burrow's first NFL win.
That first career win feeling... pic.twitter.com/q6EoMTihvW— Blake Jewell (@bjewell43_) October 4, 2020
My thoughts from today:— Adam's Hour (@Adams_Hour) October 4, 2020
- Burrow is already a better QB than Dalton ever was
- Zac Taylor got creative & we have a W for it
- Deep passing & run defense are still concerns
All in all, huge for morale. Happy for the crew. But I expected a W today. Lots of work to still be done.
Aaaaand, we're on the board. Let's use this as a springboard. Who Dey! #Bengals— Bengals UK (@WhoDey_UK) October 4, 2020
Bengals rushing offense finished with 205 yards, averaging 6.0 yards per rush.— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) October 4, 2020
Feels good. Bengals were 0-11 before they got their first win last year. 1-2-1 now.— Anthony Cosenza (@CJAnthonyCUI) October 4, 2020
That's why the Eagles tie sucked. Bengals could be 2-2 right now.— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) October 4, 2020
Man it feels SOOOO good to get a win bro!!!! HELL YEA!!! #WhoDey— FlemLo Raps (@FlemLoRaps) October 4, 2020
Winning.— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) October 4, 2020
It feels good.