Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew threw for 255 yards and the go-ahead touchdown Sunday as the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars rallied for a 27-17 win over the winless Cincinnati Bengals.
Minshew, who completed 15 of 32 passes, found Keelan Cole for a 2-yard score with 12:45 left in the game and then converted a 2-point pass to give Jacksonville a 17-10 lead. Yannick Ngakoue put the game away with a 23-yard interception return score with 4:25 remaining.
Josh Lambo tacked on his fourth field goal, a 26-yarder with 1:59 left, as the Jaguars improved to 3-4 and won their first game since trading cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round picks and a fourth-rounder.
Leonard Fournette added 131 rushing yards on 29 attempts against the NFL's worst running defense. Jacksonville outgained Cincinnati 460-291 and owned the ball for 38:17.
Jacksonville scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Andy Dalton hit on 22 of 43 passes for 276 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions for the Bengals (0-7). Dalton added a 1-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds remaining to cap the scoring. Alex Erickson notched eight catches for 137 yards in the losing cause.
Jacksonville controlled the action but was unable to convert a big statistical advantage into points until 6:34 remained in the second quarter. That's when Lambo hit a 21-yard field goal after an 11-play, 69-yard drive that lasted 5:19.
Cincinnati responded with an 80-yard drive that bracketed the two-minute warning. Dalton found Erickson for a 48-yard gain to get the Bengals deep into Jaguars territory, then floated a 2-yard scoring strike to Joe Mixon with 1:27 left in the half.
Lambo brought Jacksonville within 7-6 on a 29-yard field goal at the end of the first half, then gave it the lead when he connected from 37 yards at the 6:56 mark of the third quarter. Randy Bullock's 38-yard field goal with 36 seconds left in the quarter gave Cincinnati a 10-9 edge going to the fourth period.
--Field Level Media