Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Live Score, Video and Analysis

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during play at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Cincinnati won 30-20.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Andrew DunnCorrespondent IISeptember 30, 2012

I just cannot get past how happy I get every time Sunday rolls around.  Isn't football great?

Today, the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.  To most experts, this game is a lock for the Bengals. Clearly, the Jaguars are undergoing a bit of a rebuilding stage.  Still, both teams are coming off victories and are aiming to continue their momentum.

Cincinnati has won two straight in offensive shootouts. But its defense has yet to show up, which is a problem.  A shut-down defense may not be completely necessary to beat the Jaguars, but fans should hope for a sign of improvement.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville is 1-2 and is near the bottom of the league in just about every statistical category—but the Jaguars still won last week.  Blaine Gabbert showed a slight sign of life against the Colts, but that defense will make a lot of quarterbacks look good.

Key to the game: Can the Jaguars offense keep up with the Bengals?  Cincinnati has been putting up monstrous offensive numbers over the last couple weeks, and the Redskins and Browns have kept up.  If Jacksonville can do the same, we may see a stunner.

Cincinnati 27, Jacksonville 10—Final

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