It is safe to say that Cincinnati Bengals’ rookie quarterback Joe Burrow is living up to the hype steamed from his selection as the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. After promising performances in previous weeks, Burrow led the Bengals to a 33-25 win over Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday while making history in the process.
Burrow finished the contest by completing 25 out of 36 passes attempted, throwing for 300 yards, and a touchdown. This marked his third straight game in which he had 300 or more passing yards, which no rookie in NFL history managed to accomplish before.
This was the second week in which Burrow set an NFL record. In Week 3, the 23-year-old LSU product clocked 91 completions, which is ever by a QB through hist first three NFL starts.
“We got the win, that’s all I care about,” said Burrow after the game. “It feels good to win, I’m gonna do whatever it takes to win football games. I’ll throw it zero or 100 times, I’ll throw for seven or 500 it doesn’t matter to me.”
Besides more-than-solid play by Burrow, the Bengals also benefited from a big night from running back Joe Mixon, who exploded for 151 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns while adding another catch TD.
So far, Joe Burrow-led Bengals are playing above expectations, sitting at a 1-2-1 record. Their real test, however, comes next week when they head to Baltimore where they will face high-flying Ravens.