Jags fall to Bengals in Thursday night matchup, now 0-4 on the season

Lawrence vs. Burrow showdown: Two No. 1 overall picks who have both been coached by Urban Meyer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jaguars kick off week four of the NFL’s 2021 season in Cincinnati, against the Bengals in a prime time matchup. Thursday night’s kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. You can watch live on Action News Jax FOX30.

The Jaguars are yet again looking for their first win of the season heading into tonight’s game 0-3. The Bengals are 2-1, coming off a 24-10 win in Pittsburgh.

Tonight, all eyes are on the two quarterbacks, Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow. The two will face each other for the first time on the NFL stage and being No. 1 overall picks is not the only thing they have in common.

They are also connected by Jags head coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer recruited Burrow to play at Ohio State, coaching him for three years at the university. Now it is Lawrence under Meyer’s guidance working to get the pair their first-ever NFL win.

Tonight’s game is even more significant for Lawrence, as four losses would tie the number of losses he had in his entire high school and college careers combined.

On another note, Jacksonville fans will see a new kicker on the field after Josh Lambo was ruled out for not-injury-related personal reasons. Matthew Wright, a free agent who played three games with the Steelers in 2020 joined the Jags practice squad this week and has been activated for tonight’s matchup.

Live updates on the game are below.


Bengals win after a 35-yard field goal. 24-21 final score. Jags move to 0-4, 19 losses in a row.

UPDATE 10:48 p.m.:

Touchdown Bengals. Burrow deep pass to Uzomah for a 31-yard touchdown. Uzomah’s 2nd TD of the night. The extra point is good. Tie game, 21-21 with 8:59.

UPDATE 10:48 p.m.:

UPDATE 10:45 p.m.:

TOUCHDOWN JAGS! Robinson runs for 3-yards, ruled short of the goal line. Jacksonville challenged the ruling and the call was reversed. Robinson with his second touchdown for the night. The extra point is good, 21-14, Jags lead.

UPDATE 10:41 p.m.:

Lawrence sacked, defensive holding on the Bengals saves the Jags. 1st and goal on the 8-yard-line top of the 4th quarter.


Tie game, 14-14. Jags have the ball on the Bengals’ 8-yard-line.

UPDATE 10:35 p.m.:

Jags complete on 4th and 2! Lawrence with a 2-yard-pass to Robinson. Just under three minutes left in the 3rd.

UPDATE 10:28 p.m.:

Touchdown Bengals. Mixon for a 1-yard-score. The extra point is good. Tie game, 14-14. 5:10 left in the 3rd quarter.

The play before Mixon’s touchdown was ruled a touchdown, then reversed.

UPDATE 10:01 p.m.:

Touchdown Bengals. Burrow to Uzomah for a 22-yard-touchdown. The extra point is good. It only took the Bengals 1:48 to cut the Jags lead in half, 14-7.


Jags lead 14-0. Bengals will receive to start the second half.

UPDATE 9:40 p.m.:

Bengals stop Lawrence’s run on 4th and goal on their own 1-yard-line. 53 seconds left in the half. Jags lead 14-0.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.:

Lawrence deep pass to Shenault for 50 yards! Jags have the ball on Cincinnati’s 10-yard-line. Two-minute warning.

INJURY UPDATE: Jags lose Aj Cann for the game with a knee injury.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.:

TOUCHDOWN JAGS! Lawrence runs it in for a 7-yard touchdown. Extra point is good! 14-0 Jags lead with 4:45 left in the first half.

UPDATE 9:10 p.m.:

Just under 12 minutes to play in the second quarter and the Jags have the ball on their own 25-yard line.

UPDATE 9:00 p.m.:

Chark suffered a fractured ankle, according to Ian Rapoport.


Bengals go 3-and-out to end the first quarter. Jags lead 7-0.

UPDATE 8:52 p.m.:

TOUCHDOWN JAGS! Robinson runs it in for a 6-yard touchdown. Wright’s extra point is good. Jags up 7-0. 1:28 left in the 1st quarter.

Unfortunately for the Jags, Chark has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

UPDATE 8:42 p.m.:

McPherson’s 43-yard-field goal attempt for the Bengals, no good. Cin took over five minutes off the clock with their first series. 0-0 with 5:21 to play.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.:

Jaguars’ DJ Chark carted off the field.


Bengals kick, Jags will receive to start.

Bailey Husker

Bailey Husker, Action News Jax

Bailey Husker is a digital content producer and assignment editor for Action News Jax.