Cincinnati Bengals outlast Jacksonville Jaguars 34-31 in overtime as pair of backup quarterbacks take the spotlight

  • Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Jake Browning picks up first professional win 
  • Jacksonville Jaguars fans hope that Trevor Lawrence’s injury isn’t long-term 
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The Cincinnati Bengals found a way to outlast the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-31 on Monday night in overtime. 

Bengals kicker Evan McPherson drilled the game-winning field goal from 48 yards with less than two minutes left in overtime.  

Neither team led by more than seven points throughout the game, with four lead changes.  

Jaguars fans collectively held their breath as franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence went to the turf in serious pain with a left leg injury in the fourth quarter.  

The Bengals had already lost their franchise quarterback, Joe Burrow, for the season with an injury.  

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals played in a tight game all of Monday night

Despite the loss of quarterback Joe Burrow, J'Marr Chase continues to have a good season

Despite the loss of quarterback Joe Burrow, J’Marr Chase continues to have a good season

Key overtime completions to J’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins in overtime put the Bengals in field-goal range. 

Bengals’ starting quarterback Jake Browning finished he game 32-of-37 for 354 yards and a touchdown. Browning also had a rushing touchdown.  

Lawrence was replaced in the game by C.J. Beathard for the game’s final drive. On his first offensive play, Beathard fumbled the ball, although the Jaguars recovered. 

McPherson nailed a 54-yard field goal to give his team a 31-28 lead with 2:28 left in the game. 

Brandon McManus tied the game for Jacksonville at 31 with a field goal with 26 seconds left in the contest. 

The Bengals improve to 6-6, while the Jaguars fall to 8-4.  

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