The Jacksonville Jaguars lost Trevor Lawrence to an ankle sprain on Monday Night Football. But even without Lawrence, they could've gotten the job done. But they didn't, allowing the Cincinnati Bengals to take the game to overtime and pull off the upset.
Looking back, the Jags let this one get out of hand quickly. They managed to score on their first drive but Cincy was able to keep up with them. By halftime, the game was tied 14-14. Jacksonville was briefly able to get ahead on the scoreboard in the second half but the Bengals had no trouble keeping up with them.
Simply, the Jaguars couldn't handle what was supposed to be an "easy opponent." Their defense couldn't stop the Bengals' running game, allowing 150 rushing yards. Similarly, they made journeyman Jake Browning look like a Pro Bowl quarterback, giving up 354 passing yards with one touchdown.
This was a team loss and several players played a role. Here are five who stood out, and not for good reasons.
Jaguars duds from the loss to the Bengals:
No. 5: Tyson Campbell, CB
Tyson Campbell returned to the lineup after missing the past two games. He wasn't great, giving up a long touchdown to wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase. But even if you leave aside Chase's 76-yard touchdown catch, he would still have finished the game with 10 receptions for 73 yards.
Not all was on Campbell, but it's fair to say that he struggled in his first game back from injury, giving up five catches on seven targets for 135 yards. To make matters worse, the former Georgia Bulldog left the game with a quad injury and is currently day-to-day.
No. 4: Rayshawn Jenkins, S
The Jaguars' defense will surely like to skip the film session of the loss to Cincy. They couldn't stop Jake Browning. They let Joe Mixon and a running game that ranked 32nd in the league, amass 150 yards. Looking back, the group lacked discipline and that was in full display in their inability to wrap up tackles.
Safety Rayshawn Jenkins exemplified those issues by missing a crucial tackle. He also gave up two receptions on two targets in coverage. Mind you, Jenkins wasn't the only Jaguar who missed tackles but he certainly didn't have a good game.