Instant Reaction: Bengals Hold Off Jaguars, Win 33-23

Cincinnati scored 12 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 12-3 lead into the half.

Both teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, and then Jacksonville mounted a comeback in the fourth.

Trailing 26-10, the Jaguars scored two quick touchdowns to cut the lead to three. However, Cincinnati responded with a long touchdown run from Jeremy Hill, and then sealed the game late with an interception.

Turning Point: Jeremy Hill was starting at running back for the Bengals for the injured Gio Bernard, and he came up with that game-clinching 60 yard touchdown run right after the Jaguars had cut the lead to three. That ended Jacksonville's comeback and gave the Bengals back the momentum.

Key Stat: Jacksonville punted the ball seven times, and averaged on 24 yards per punt. They fell behind in the field position battle and were unable to flip it in the kicking game, which is a big reason why their offense struggled for most of the game.

Cincinnati MVP: Hill did more for the Bengals then just scoring that late touchdown. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns on just 24 carries, and really put Cincinnati's offense on his back for most of the game.

Jacksonville MVP: The Jaguars seem to have found their running back in Denard Robinson. He only ran the ball 17 times, but racked up 94 yards and touchdown for a team that's been in desperate need of a threat on the ground.

What’s Next? The Bengals have a quick turnaround and will face the Browns on Thursday night, while the Jaguars face the Cowboys next Sunday.

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