JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Dalton threw two touchdowns passes and ran for a score, and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-10 Sunday for their third consecutive win.
Dalton and A.J. Green burned Jacksonville several times, including once to set up a second-quarter touchdown and again for a fourth-quarter score.
The Bengals (3-1) finished with six sacks, putting constant pressure on Blaine Gabbert and overcoming all those defensive injuries. Cincinnati played without starting cornerbacks Nate Clemens and Leon Hall as well as backups Jason Allen and Dre Kirkpatrick.
The Jaguars (1-3) failed to take advantage.
Gabbert completed 23 of 34 passes for 186 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. He was clearly outplayed by Dalton, who completed 20 of 31 passes for 244 yards.
Dalton, Green (six catches for 117 yards) and the defense spoiled what was supposed to be a celebration for the Jaguars, who inducted Fred Taylor into the team's ring of honor.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There are some changes on the offensive line to start the second half. Eben Britton is out and Mike Brewster is in at guard. The other concern is for Laurent Robinson. He was hit in the head on a pass play and is questionable to return.
The Jags got a break when Jeremy Mincey recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchback or the Bengals would be up 24-7. The offense drove all the way to the 3 yard line but settled for a Josh Scobee field goal. It's 17-10 Bengals with 3:04 to play in the 3rd quarter.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars try and even the record at (2-2) in a 4:05 kick with the Cincinnati Bengals at Everbank Field. It's a big day for Jags fans. Fred Taylor goes into the Pride of the Jaguars alongside Tony Boselli and the Weavers.
This one should be interesting. The Jaguars will be better along the offensive line with the return of the Eben Britton and Cam Bradfield. This should give Blaine Gabbert his best chance so far this season to open up the passing game with some downfield throws. The Bengals get after it up front. They sacked Robert Griffin III five times in a road win last week in Washington. Former Gator Carlos Dunlap returns to the Sunshine State to lead the charge on the defensive front.
Nobody wants to light up the scoreboard more than offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski. The first year OC here in Jacksonville spent ten seasons with the Bengals in the same capacity. Bratkowski called plays in 162 games for the Bengals before being fired. Revenge would be sweet.
The Bengals bring the pressure but they struggle against the run. A steady dose of Maurice Jones-Drew can be expected. Mojo is off to his best start running the football and is coming off a 177 yard game that includes a 59 yard touchdown run. Who wants to have a bigger game on the day Freddie T. goes into the Pride?
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