Sunday, February 25, 2024

Bengals backup Browning stuns Jags 34-31

The Cincinnati Bengals season is still alive despite losing franchise QB Joe Burrow as backup Jake Browning led them to a 34-31 OT win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With 354 yards and a score, with no turnovers, Jake Browning’s version of the Cincinnati offence looked at least as potent as Burrow’s version and took down the AFC South leaders. Browning added another score on the ground as Cincinnati won a road game on Monday Night Football for the first time since 1990.


You’d have been forgiven for thinking the Bengals still had Joe Burrow at QB in the second half. With Browning forming a quick partnership with Ja’Marr Chase the ceiling might still be pretty high for this years Bengals. Chase ended the day with 149 yards and a score.

If Browning keeps playing like this, his head coach certainly things the Bengals have a chance. “He just lit the world on fire. When he goes out there and leads the team like he did, it raises the entire confidence level of the team,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said.

Cincinnati BengalsJacksonville Jaguars
1st Downs2723
Passing 1st downs1713
Rushing 1st downs89
1st downs from penalties21
3rd down efficiency8-146-15
4th down efficiency1-22-2
Total Plays7268
Total Yards491376
Total Drives1211
Yards per Play6.85.5
Yards per pass8.27.1
Interceptions thrown10
Sacks-Yards Lost2-124-16
Rushing Attempts3125
Yards per rush5.02.8
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-33-3
Fumbles lost00
Interceptions thrown10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

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