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NFL Week 7 PFF ReFocused: Jacksonville Jaguars 27, Cincinnati Bengals 17

Oct 20, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) celebrates his pick six in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After a total of 19 points in the first three quarters, a flurry of points, made possible in part by a flurry of Cincinnati Bengals turnovers, helped the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 27-17 win Sunday as part of Week 7.

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Final Score

Jacksonville Jaguars 27, Cincinnati Bengals 17

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars offense leaned on Leonard Fournette in this one, as he plowed through the Bengals defense by forcing missed tackles and gaining yards after contact. He gained 131 yards on 29 carries, tying his season high for carries in a game.

The Jaguars receivers dropped a few catchable balls, but came through when they were needed the most, as Chris Conley came up with a big catch and run to start the fourth quarter, later resulting in a touchdown to take the lead.

Calais Campbell was a constant source of pressure on Andy Dalton early in the game. The Bengals matched him up against a tight end twice and he beat that blocking both times to get at the Bengals quarterback. He was a menace in the run game too, beating blockers to pick up two tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage with another unblocked tackle for loss added.

Ronnie Harrison played well in coverage. He had a pass breakup in the third quarter, but his best play of the game came on an interception in the fourth, undercutting the route to get to the ball before the receiver.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati struggled on offense for the most part, but Alex Erickson was the shining light. He was targeted throughout the game and was instrumental in moving the ball down the field during the second half, putting in good work after the catch on multiple occasions.

Auden Tate was useful late on in the receiving game, picking up a pair of first downs, the first on a crossing route, picking up yards after the catch to move the ball in to the red zone, before his best play of the game, getting up high to catch a pass down at the one yard line, leading to a late touchdown for the Bengals.

B.W. Webb dropped two easy interceptions in this game that could have resulted in huge swings for the Bengals. The secondary allowed too much room for the Jaguars receivers to gain yards after the catch resulting in big plays.

The entire defensive unit had a difficult time bringing down Leonard Fournette, as he was able to break tackles and extend drives for the Jaguars.

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