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Jaguars vs. Bengals Thursday Night Football open thread

Here we go.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

In nature, a battle between a Bengal tiger and jaguar probably ends in a Bengal victory 9 times out of 10. It’d be an epic battle nonetheless, one between two of the great and most graceful predators in the natural world.

By contrast, what’s about to happen on the football field is a mockery. It’s possible the Jaguars and Bengals will give us a good game, sure, but neither team has been terrific in the early going and neither one has looked all that graceful. We’ll settle for what’s likely to be a mediocre football game because hey, it’s Thursday night, and over the years we’ve mostly grown to expect that.

Use this as your open thread for the game, and have a great night, everybody.