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Joe Burrow gets his first win with help from Joe Mixon’s big day.

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Burrow's First Victory Wakes Up The Echoes In A 505-Yard Effort Of Balance
They saw Joey Burrow do what he did back in the day when he presided over the kind of a swashbuckling offensive effort the Bengals haven't seen since before the buddies were born, coolly lining up 36 darts and hitting 25 of them for 300 yards on the same button he hit two touchdowns that were taken from him on Sunday.

Locker Room Celebration Following Victory Over The Jaguars
A look inside the Bengals locker room after their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Quick Hits: Joe Mixon leads the Bengals offense in a 33-25 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars
Bengals running back Joe Mixon didn't know he'd be able to play Sunday until 30 minutes before head coach Zac Taylor had to give his inactive list to the officials. Five hours later Mixon gave Taylor the ball he had just received for his career-high and breath-taking three touchdowns in the historic 33-25 victory over the Jaguars at soaked Paul Brown Stadium.

What Zac Taylor And Joe Burrow Said After The Win Over Jacksonville
"That's how you want it to look. You want to be able to play with a lead and get into your playbook. Our guys allowed us to do that. Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard were running hard when they had opportunities. They got us in good situations that allowed us to play how we wanted to play."

Joe Burrow's best throws from 300-yard game | Week 4
Watch all of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's best throws from his 300-yard game in week 4.

Cincinnati Bengals defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-35 in Week 4
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow secured his first NFL victory Sunday when he engineered scoring drives on all five possessions of the second half on his way to 300 yards and running back Joe Mixon added 151 more on the soggy turf in a 33-25 win over the Jaguars at rainy Paul Brown Stadium.

Jaguars’ Offense Has No Margin for Error As Defense Struggles
All week, the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) preached getting off to a fast start against the Cincinnati Bengals (1-2-1). The most effective way of doing that, according to head coach Doug Marrone, was to change his philosophy on taking the ball at opening kickoff, after three straight weeks of the Jacksonville defense giving up touchdowns on the opening drive. The Jags won the toss and were able to do just that.

Podcast: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Bengals' Win Over the Jaguars
CINCINNATI — Jake Liscow and I recap the Bengals' 33-25 win over the Jaguars. We discuss the success on offense, winning in the trenches, the defense and so much more.

Bengals Beat Jags in Tale of Two Halves
Cincinnati’s defense forced a turnover on their first possession of the game. Jessie Bates deflected Gardner Minshew's pass and Jordan Evans snatched it out of the air for his second career interception.

NFL Week 4: Cincinnati Bengals defeat Jacksonville Jaguars
Burrow sprinted to the middle of the field to hug three of the Bengals offensive linemen who had helped create a path for Mixon. When the other two offensive linemen stayed on the field to block for the extra point, Burrow waited for them at the front of the sideline.

NFL: Joe Burrow picks up first win, makes NFL history
Joe Burrow earned the immediate respect of his Cincinnati Bengals teammates in training camp and was voted a team captain before setting foot on and NFL field. Now four games into his NFL career, Burrow’s living up to the promise that made him the top pick in April.

NFL Week 4 PFF ReFocused: Cincinnati Bengals 33, Jacksonville Jaguars 25
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals are officially in the win column. The Bengals' offense was clicking on all cylinders in what was easily its most impressive performance of the season. It could have been even better were it not for some early game red-zone struggles. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday marked their third straight loss after their surprise upset of the Colts in Week 1.

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow gets 1st win, throws for 300 again
This year's top overall draft pick finally secured his first pro victory in the Bengals' 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. In the process, Burrow became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games.

Around the league

NFL Week 4: What we learned from Sunday's games
The Browns (3-1) told the football world who they were two weeks ago when they rushed for 210 yards on Thursday Night Football. On Sunday, they peppered Football America's inboxes with more messages of their plans for victory than either of the presidential campaigns. Each voicemail and text message shouted the same message: The Browns will run the ball down their opponents' throats, and it will be up to their adversaries to attempt to stop them. Dallas couldn't do it, allowing Cleveland to rush for 307 yards and performing so efficiently, the Browns were gaining 9 yards per carry at one point in the second half. The most remarkable detail: Cleveland did most of it without Nick Chubb, who carried the ball just six times before exiting with a knee injury. Kareem Hunt picked up the slack, rushing 11 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns and allowing the Browns' offense to blossom with play-action passes.

Lawrence tabs 'Boys' defensive effort in 49-38 loss 'soft'
Though the Dallas Cowboys' offense is seemingly soaring along with plenty of points and lofty numbers, the defense is hardly following suit with its play. It's all added up to a 1-3 record and another disappointing start in Big D.

J.J. Watt on Texans' 0-4 start: 'This is terrible. It's brutal. I mean, it's depressing. It sucks'
"All I can do is control what I can control," Watt said after a 31-23 home loss to the Vikings on Sunday. "I'm gonna come in, I'm gonna work hard. I'm gonna try and find a way. Do whatever possible this week to find a way to get a win. I mean this is terrible. It's brutal. I mean, it's depressing. It sucks. This sucks. I don't know any other way to put it. I don't know any other way than to work harder."

Ron Rivera on coaching amid cancer fight: 'It's a struggle, it's a battle'
"It's a struggle," Rivera said after his team's 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. "It's a battle. And I just don't represent me. I represent all those folks. All those people that are afflicted, all those people that fight, all those people that have fought."

Jalen Ramsey, Golden Tate fight following Rams' win over Giants
They shared one memorable sequence within the Rams' win, with the Pro Bowl corner slamming Tate to the ground after a short completion. Ramsey had five tackles, including one for a loss, to help lead a stellar defensive effort as the Giants were held to just three field goals. Tate recorded four catches for 20 yards.