22. Jacksonville Jaguars (25)
Even though it was closer than expected over the first three quarters, the Jacksonville Jaguars found a way to pull away from the Cincinnati Bengals thanks to a strong fourth quarter performance.
A few weeks ago, the Jaguars were surprisingly in the running to be on top of the AFC South thanks to every team sitting at 2-2, but unfortunately Jacksonville would go on to lose two tough games in a row before Sunday’s meeting in Cincinnati.
Since the Bengals have yet to win a single game in 2019, this seemed like the perfect opportunity for the Jaguars to get back on the winning track, but also was viewed as a potential trap game.
Desperation tends to kick in for teams like Cincinnati this late in the season when they’re still in search of that first win, and while there were certainly a few close moments, all that matters is Jacksonville held on for 27-17 win.
Once again, Gardner Minshew deserves plenty of credit for making numerous big plays at key times throughout the contest, but also Leonard Fournette should be recognized as well for taking advantage of a weak rushing defense from the Bengals.
Watching Fournette rush for 131 yards on 29 carries is just another example that shows how much of a workhorse the running back can be, and if the Jaguars find a way to keep this going, maybe a win over the New York Jets in Week 8 is more likely to happen.