Who plays on Thursday Night Football tonight in Week 4? The Jacksonville Jaguars head to Ohio to take on a hot Cincinnati Bengals team. Heads turned as the Bengals earned an impressive victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, don’t count Jacksonville out just yet. They gave the undefeated Arizona Cardinals a run for their money in Week 3. What are the live streaming options, and what channel can you watch Thursday Night Football tonight?
What channel is Thursday Night Football tonight?
- Channel: NFL Network
- Time: 8:15 PM ET
Thursday Night Football live streaming options
- NFL Mobile App
- YouTube TV
What to expect from the Jaguars vs. Bengals?
Are NFL fans doomed to back-to-back Thursday Night Football duds tonight?
Burrow and the Bengals bounce back
The Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears was rough for Cincinnati. Burrow had the worst game of his young career, almost masked by a fourth-quarter come-from-behind win. Cincinnati made sure their Week 3 victory was well in hand, never relenting the lead. They have a chance to do the same thing on Thursday Night Football tonight against a Jaguars team that has struggled mightily this season.
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Getting Joe Mixon back into the lineup has really helped Cincy’s offense this season. So far in 2021, Jacksonville is giving up 115.7 rushing yards per game. Therefore, getting Mixon going early will be crucial. Burrow’s 3-interception performance changed Cincinnati’s turnover differential slightly, but the defense has forced 4 turnovers so far this season. With a rookie QB who’s had his fair share of turnovers coming to Paul Brown Stadium, this Bengals defense has a chance to feast in Thursday Night Football tonight.
Don’t count out the Jaguars
It doesn’t take an NFL scout to tell you the obvious. Things have been rough in Jacksonville, and that might be an understatement.
So, when the Jaguars went into the locker room at halftime leading the undefeated Cardinals 13-7 in Week 3 — well, welcome to the NFL. Naturally, the Cardinals rattled off 17 third-quarter points, regaining the lead. But it goes to show, while rookie NFL head coach Urban Meyer may be struggling, it’s not all doom and gloom.
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2021 first overall pick Trevor Lawrence shows those flashes that a rookie QB gives you in his first season. He’s faring OK on PFN’s QB rookie rankings, though he has given opponents nine extra possessions with takeaways through three weeks (7 interceptions and 2 fumbles). It’s the good, the bad, and the ugly for Jacksonville every week, and it will continue to be that way as this young team finds its footing and experience.
Don’t go in expecting a good game this week. If the Bengals really are what they’ve shown through the first three weeks, they should have no issue dispatching the Jaguars with ease in tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup. However, Jacksonville attempted to play upstart in Week 3. Could the pieces be coming together for Meyer and turn into another Thursday classic? Definitely some wishful thinking.
Thursday Night Football Schedule: September
- Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – September 9
- Final: Buccaneers 31, Cowboys 29
- New York Giants at Washington Football Team – September 16
- Final: Washington 30, Giants 29
- Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans – September 23
- Final: Panthers 24, Houston 9
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals – September 30
- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks – October 7
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles – October 14
- Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns – October 21
- Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals – October 28
- New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts – November 4
- Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – November 11
- New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons – November 18
- Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints – November 25
- Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints – December 2
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings – December 9
- Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers – December 16
- San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans – December 23