Opposing teams are finding a game against the Cincinnati Bengals an opportunity to “get right.” As such, rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew will be looking to keep his 2019 debut rolling in Week 7.
Minshew has been a nice surprise this season. When one-time Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles went down early in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Minshew came in and has performed admirably, even at 2-4.
The Jags have lost to four playoff-caliber types of teams in Kansas City, Houston, Carolina, and last week against the New Orleans Saints. With the exception of the opener against the Chiefs, their other three losses were by seven points or less. Enter the Bengals.
Minshew has a chance to add to the high praise he’s seen as a rookie. Jacksonville has been in five of the six games they have played. With a solid ground game led by Leonard Fournette, Minshew could be in line for a good day.
Cincinnati will have their hands full. Fournette is the best running back they have seen this season, and against a porous defense like the Bengals, it could be a long afternoon. He will also be able to set up the rookie QB for a big day of production on the road.