Week 4’s Thursday Night matchup will feature two No.1 overall draft picks. Quarterback Trevor Lawerence of Jacksonville Jaguars was this year’s first overall pick. He will travel to the Queen City to face off against the Bengals.
The Cincinnati Bengals are led by last year’s number one pick overall Joe Burrow, who helped guide the Bengals to their first 2-1 start since 2018. The Jacksonville Jaguars are not doing so well; however, they are hungry for their first win of the season.
The Jaguars lead the All-time series 13-10 and have won 2 of their last 3 games against the Bengals. However, the last time the Jaguars traveled to Cincy, they lost 33-25.
The Thursday night contest marks the second time in NFL history that two #1 overall quarterbacks go at it. The last time this happened was in 2019 when Kyler Murray and the Cardinals defeated Baker Mayfield and the Browns. Both incidences involved consecutive number 1 overall picks.
Stats and Facts: Jaguars
Quarterback Trevor Lawerence: Last week, he completed 22 of 34 passes for 219 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions while rushing for 27 yards.
Running Back James Robinson: Last week, he led the team with 134 yards from scrimmage—a career-high— and recorded his first rushing touchdown this season. The last time he faced the Bengals, he recorded 107 yards from scrimmage. During his last Thursday night appearance, he had 129 yards from scrimmage.
Running Back Carlos Hyde: Rushed for 44 yards last week, and in his last Thursday night appearance, recorded a rushing touchdown.
Wide Receiver Marvin Jones: Recorded a team-high 5 catches for 62 yards last week. Has recorded a touchdown reception in 3 of his last 4 games and has had 3 touchdowns in his past three games on the road.
Wide Receiver D.J. Chark: Had a touchdown reception last week. Recorded a touchdown reception in 3 of his last 4 games and recorded a touchdown reception in his only Thursday night appearance in 2019.
Wide Receiver Laviska Shenault: Recorded a career-high 86 yards receiving the last appearance against the Bengals.
Linebacker Myles Jack: Recorded a career-high 10 tackles last week. He has two consecutive interceptions vs the Bengals.
Defensive End/ Linebacker Josh Allen: has a sack in 2 of 3 games this season and has two consecutive against the Bengals. Josh Allen has three sacks in two appearances on Thursday night.
Safety Andrew Wingard: Recorded his first interception of the season last week and had 9 tackles the last time he faced the Bengals.
Stats and Facts: Bengals
Quarterback Joe Burrow: Last week completed 14 of 18 passes for 172 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He joins Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes as the only quarterbacks with 2 or more touchdowns thrown in the first three games of the season. He threw for 300 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception the last time these two teams met. Burrow passes for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns in last his Thursday night appearance.
Running Back Joe Mixon: rushed for 90 yards last week and had 181 yards from scrimmage and 3 touchdowns the last time these teams met.
Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd: Recorded his first touchdown reception of the season last week and had 7 receptions for 90 yards the last time these teams met. He has 2 touchdown receptions in the last two appearances on Thursday night.
Wide Receiver Ja’Marr Chase: He had 4 receptions for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns last week. He is the 3rd rookie in NFL history with a touchdown reception of 25 or more yards in the first 3 career games. He is 1 of 4 players in the NFL with a touchdown reception in the first three games. He is also the only player in the Super Bowl era with a receiving touchdown of at least 30 yards through the first three games.
Linebacker Logan Wilson: Last week he set a career-high in tackles and interceptions with 14 tackles and 2 interceptions. He leads the NFL with 3 interceptions.
Defensive End Trey Hendrickson and Defensive Tackle B.J Hill: Both had a sack last week and have a sack in 2 of the first three games of this season.
Source: The National Football League