- The Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars injury reports & inactives for MNF Week 13 are showing the Bengals missing two starters, including QB1 Joe Burrow (wrist)
- Though listed as questionable, Jacksonville RB Travis Etienne (ribs) is expected to play
- Bengals starting RCB Cameron Taylor-Britt (quadriceps) is out
Things are going from bad to worse for the Cincinnati Bengals, while life couldn’t be much better for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The respective lists in the Bengals vs Jaguars injury reports & inactives for the MNF Week 13 between these two teams display examples of this discrepancy in the squads.
Losers of three in a row, the Bengals are also without QB1 Joe Burrow, on IR following wrist surgery. Cincinnati starting RCB Cameron Taylor-Britt (quadriceps) is also out for this game.
Meanwhile, the news is good on the injury front for the Jaguars. RB Travis Etienne, though listed as questionable with a rib injury, is expected to play.
Jacksonville is a 10-point home favorite in the Bengals vs Jaguars odds. Kickoff for this game is set for 8:15pm ET at EverBank Stadium. The broadcast is being carried by ABC/ESPN and by DAZN in Canada.
At the moment in the Bengals vs Jaguars public betting splits, Jacksonville is getting the majority of ATS handle (81%), and the better of the moneyline handle (89% as the -500 home chalk).
Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report
Higgins Playing for Bengals
While the absence of Burrow is devastating to the Cincinnati offense, it’s not all bad news on that side of the ball. Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring/ankle) has been cleared to play. He’s missed the past three games.
Taylor-Britt suffered his foot injury in practice and was declared out for his second consecutive game. However, LB Logan Wilson (ankle/foot) will be playing against the Jaguars.
Illness was keeping reserve DT Jay Tufele out of practice this week. At the same time, a knee ailment was limiting practice time for backup T D’Ante Smith. Both are listed as questionable for the Week 13 MNF game.
Jacksonville Jaguars Injury Report
Jaguars Etienne Cleared to Play
Even though his RB1 has been limited all week in practice, Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson announced that Etienne was good to go and would be playing against the Bengals. That’s a big boost if you’re considering betting on Jacksonville in your Bengals vs Jaguars picks.
Travis Etienne Jr. is one of the best players in football right now. Period. pic.twitter.com/xnxJMRMByp
— Nash Henry (@NashJagsNats22) December 1, 2023
Starting LT Cam Robinson hurt his knee late in last week’s win over the Houston Texans and was placed on IR. Starting LCB Tycen Campbell (hamstring) was limited in practice this week.
How Could Injuries Affect Bengals vs Jaguars Betting Lines?
With Browning at QB, the Bengals have run 17 offensive possessions over the past two games. The outcomes were two TDs and two field goals, along with one interception and 12 punts.
Getting Higgins back and giving Cincinnati back its 1-2 punch at WR with Ja’Marr Chase could help Browning. It also wouldn’t hurt if the Bengals could get their NFL-worst rushing attack in gear. They’re gaining a league-low 75.8 yards per game on the ground.
Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins play professional football today pic.twitter.com/lB7aAQywsW
— Cody Crabtree |o| (@crabtree_cody) December 4, 2023
Jacksonville is suddenly dealing with a health issue at TE. Backups Brenton Strange (foot) and Luke Farrell (toe) are both carrying injury designations of questionable. Strange was unable to practice, while Farrell was limited. Beyond them, Leonard Taylor is on IR.
That leaves veteran Evan Engram as the Jaguars’ only healthy TE. He’s third among NFL TE in both targets (82) and receptions (64) and could be busy again on MNF, making him a good bet in tonight’s Bengals vs Jaguars props.
Walker Little, who’s started eight games this season at both guard and tackle, will slot into LT for Robinson, who’s expected to miss 3-6 weeks.
Campbell sat out two games with a hamstring injury, and then two more after reinjuring it on his first game back in the lineup. But he’s expecting to be playing against the Bengals.