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ESPN Computer's Prediction For Jaguars vs. Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow.

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball during the first half against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on November 22, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Tonight's Thursday Night Football matchup features the last two No. 1 overall picks: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

While Burrow and Lawrence have a lot in common in terms of draft slot and the position they play, their teams are entering this game from opposite directions. The Bengals are 2-1, and with a win ensure themselves at least a tie for first place in the AFC North through the weekend.

Jacksonville, meanwhile, is 0-3 and has lost 18 straight games dating back to last season, The Jaguars haven't won since Week 1 of 2020 against the Indianapolis Colts.

The oddsmakers have installed the Bengals as favorites by more than a touchdown, and ESPN's FPI also views Cincinnati as the team to beat tonight.

According to the latest ESPN computer prediction, the Bengals have a 69.2% chance of beating Jacksonville tonight.

Kickoff between the Bengals and Jaguars is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

Hopefully, tonight's game is like the first two Thursday night matchups of the season--Bucs vs. Cowboys and Giants vs. WFT--which both came down to last second field goals. Last week's meeting between the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans failed to provide much drama.