Jaguars vs. Bengals final score, results: Cincinnati bests Jacksonville in ‘MNF’ thriller as Jake Browning makes statement

The Bengals (6-6) could hardly have been more impressive in the “Monday Night Football” matchup as they came out on the right side of an overtime thriller to snap a three-game losing streak.

Cincinnati was very much up against the odds but delivered in the 34-31 victory over Jacksonville (8-4) in EverBank Stadium.

One of the biggest storylines heading into the game was how the Bengals could struggle in the absence of standout quarterback Joe Burrow, who is out for the season with a right wrist injury. But backup Jake Browning didn’t struggle much in this one at all, rather walking away from it as the star of the show and one of the biggest factors in Cincinnati’s win.

Browning was practically flawless on the night — both in his decision-making and within the stat line — as he finished the game 32-of-37 passing for 354 yards with 1 touchdown and zero interceptions.

On the other side of the ball, the Bengals walked into the stadium with among the lowliest defenses in the NFL between rushing yards allowed and passing yards allowed per game. Curiously, though, the unit was one of the better ones in the league in points allowed per game (22.0).

Homefield advantage coupled with that and having Trevor Lawrence at the helm projected for the Jaguars to have a huge offensive outing, and they certainly had their moments. But they paid the ultimate price the way the Bengals did not so long ago at all as Lawrence went down with an ankle injury that some fear could have him sidelined for a significant amount of time.

MORE: Latest injury updates on Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence

How that situation shakes out and how much it could shake up the entirety of the AFC South division moving forward in the season will be something to keep an eye on.

Bengals vs. Jaguars final score

   1   2   3   4   OT F
Bengals 0 14 0 0 3 34
Jaguars 7 7 14 0 0 31

Bengals vs. Jaguars final score, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’

(All times Eastern)

Final score: Bengals 34, Jaguars 31

11:43 p.m.: 48-yard field goal from Evan McPherson is good — the Bengals win it and Jake Browning gets an NFL win under his belt.

11:40 p.m.: The Bengals drive down to the Jacksonville 29, very much within field goal range on a drive in which the next score wins it.

11:29 p.m.: Jacksonville’s first possession in overtime ends in a punt.

Bengals 31, Jaguars 28

11:19 p.m.: Regulation expires and the contest will continue into overtime. Jacksonville will receive.

11:14 p.m.: McManus’ 40-yard field goal attempt is good, which could force an overtime in the ultimate battle of the backups with less than 30 seconds left.

11:10 p.m.: Etienne’s catch and run puts the Jags in field goal range within the final minutes of the game.

11:04 p.m.: Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence is announced to have suffered a severe ankle injury.

11:01 p.m.: Evan McPherson’s 54-yard field goal is good to put Cincinnati on top by three points. McPherson is 1-for-2 on the evening.

10:53 p.m.: Brandon McManus’ 48-yard field goal attempt is no good after Lawrence is helped off the field and taken to the locker room by trainers.

10:49 p.m.: Trevor Lawrence is down on the field and appears to be in serious pain.

10:38 p.m.: Jake Browning adds to his performance, taking it in himself for a 1-yard touchdown.

10:35 p.m.: Browning finds Boyd for the 10-yard gain, bringing Cincinnati to the Jacksonville 10.

10:28 p.m.: Joe Burrow has now become the first player in Jaguars history to have both a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown in three consecutive games.

Jaguars 28, Bengals 21

10:16 p.m.: The Jaguars capitalize on the Bengals’ critical mistake on the attempted trick play with a 4-yard touchdown run by Etienne as they retake the lead.

10:12 p.m.: What’s been a storybook night for Jake Browning, the Bengals try to get tricky on a play in which Browning throws the ball to Tyler Boyd and then Boyd’s pass to Mixon is intercepted by Allen. It pays not to get cute, sometimes. Jacksonville is set up within distance of the goal after the turnover.

10:07 p.m.: In what looked like was going to be an interception at first, the rookie wide receiver Parker Washington makes a catch you’ll have to see to believe to tie things up for Jacksonville. The sixth-round pick out of Penn State had no catches coming into tonight. He now has four and his first NFL touchdowns.

10:04 p.m.: The Jaguars are playing with a high sense of urgency as they look to gain the edge in what has been a back-and-forth game, despite the high odds stacked against the Bengals. Jacksonville is in scoring range at the Cincinnati 14.

09:52 p.m.: The Bengals get their first lead of the night as Browning connects with Ja’Marr Chase for a 76-yard touchdown deep to the left..

09:48 p.m.: The Jaguars get the ball to start the second half and the drive culminates in a 43-yard punt from Logan Cooke.

Jaguars 14, Bengals 14

09:30 p.m.: The Jaguars and the Bengals remain tied at halftime in a close game as Browning continues to deliver. Browning is 17-of-19 passing for 178 yards at the half.

09:23 p.m.: Joe Mixon rushes up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown with just over one minute left in the second quarter.

09:18 p.m.: The Bengals currently total 208 offensive yards with two minutes to go in the half in a shootout hardly anyone saw coming between Jake Browning and Trevor Lawrence. The Bengals are making a stronger offensive case for themselves than some anticipated.

09:08 p.m.: Evan Engram gets his first touchdown of the season on a what some are saying may just be the longest jump record to ever get into the end zone. The score comes on a 17-yard pass from Lawrence to Engram.

09:05 p.m: Jacksonville’s Etienne carries it to the right for a gain of 11 yards to bring the team into Cincinnati territory at the Bengals’ 43.

08:54 p.m.: 92-yard offensive drive culminates in a 6-yard touchdown by Joe Mixon.

Jaguars 7, Bengals 0

08:41 p.m.: Evan McPherson’s 57-yard field goal is no good, leaving Cincinnati still scoreless and giving the Jags outstanding field position.

08:33 p.m.: WR Christian Kirk is questionable to return for the Jaguars.

08:32 p.m.: Travis Etienne scores for Jacksonville on a 4-yard pitch.

08:25 p.m.: Trevor Lawrence starts the night with a 26-yard completion to Christian Kirk.

08:21: Jake Browning is sacked by Jaguars defender Josh Allen, his 13th sack of the year, near midfield and Jacksonville takes over on downs.

08:16: The Cincinnati offense takes the field first with Jake Browning at quarterback.

Pregame: As was reported by Michael DiRocco of ESPN, if the Jaguars are beat the Bengals on Monday night, it would be their ninth victory of the season, giving them back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2004-05

Pregame: Chris Evans, Devin Harper, Trey Hill, D’Ante Smith and Jay Tufele are among the Bengals’ inactives. 

Pregame: Bengals cornerback Tyson Campbell (hamstring) will take the field for the first time since Nov. 12, when he faced the 49ers. 

Pregame: The Jaguars’ list of inactives for Monday night includes wide receiver Elijah Cooks, cornerback Montaric Brown, outside linebacker Yasir Abdullah, offensive lineman Chandler Brewer, tight end Brenton Strange and defensive tackle Angelo Blackson. Strange is out with a foot injury.

Pregame: The Jaguars have elevated tight end Josh Pederson from the practice squad ahead of Monday night’s game against the Bengals. Tight ends Luke Farrell (toe) and Brenton Strange (foot) are questionable to play. Note that Strange did not practice on Saturday.

Pregame: Jaguars players make their entrance in Jacksonville with kickoff against Cincinnati just hours away.

Pregame: Bengals arrive at EverBank Stadium.

Bengals vs. Jaguars start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 4
  • Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET

What channel is Bengals vs. Jaguars on today?

  • Game: Cincinnati vs. Bengals
  • Date: Monday, Dec. 4
  • TV channel: ABC, ESPN (U.S.) | TSN 1/3, RDS 2 (Canada)
  • Live stream: ESPN+, Fubo (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)

Cincinnati vs. Jacksonville will air on ABC and ESPN. Viewers can also stream the game on ESPN+ and Fubo, which offers a free trial.

Viewers in Canada can watch the game via TSN 1/3 (in English) and RDS2 (in French) or stream it via DAZN, which carries every NFL game.

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