Joe Burrow: We have some things to correct on offense, it’s going to be scary when we do

NFL: OCT 17 Bengals at Lions
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The Bengals put up 398 yards of offense in Sunday’s 34-11 rout of the Lions, but the postgame reaction to the performance wasn’t all smiles.

Head coach Zac Taylor said he “went to halftime with a bad taste in my mouth” because the Bengals were only up 10-0 and quarterback Joe Burrow also lamented the slow start when he spoke to reporters after the game.

“If we eliminate some of those things that happened in the first half, we probably score 50 points today,” Burrow said, via the team’s website. “But it’s the NFL. I’m never going to be upset about a 34-point game when you’re winning by as much as we did, but we do have to get some things corrected. And when we do that, it’s going to be scary. ”

Burrow is on pace to become the first Bengals quarterback with a 40-touchdown season, rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is on pace for 1,500 receiving yards, and running back Joe Mixon is on pace for 1,300 rushing yards, which is the kind of production that strikes fear into opposing teams. That level of fear will only go up if they keep it rolling against the Ravens in Week Seven.

17 responses to “Joe Burrow: We have some things to correct on offense, it’s going to be scary when we do

  1. This week’s game against the Ravens is such a huge early season game. With the win, the Bengals are in first place, have huge momentum and confidence and are a bona fide contender. The excitement will be palpable.

    With a close, well played loss, there’s the feeling that they could still belong in the playoff discussion. Get blown out and realize they’re another year or two away.

  2. By the end of the season, I really think the Bengals will be one of the best teams in the AFC. They may not win the division this year, but their arrow is definitely pointed up right now.

  3. Lions fan here. Your team looked great yesterday because we are hands down the worst team in the NFL. You shouldn’t be too excited about your performance yesterday our D was arguably the worst in the league before all the injuries. I’d be worried if you didn’t score at least 34 points

  4. spartanlegend says:
    October 18, 2021 at 9:21 am
    Lions fan here. Your team looked great yesterday because we are hands down the worst team in the NFL. You shouldn’t be too excited about your performance yesterday our D was arguably the worst in the league before all the injuries. I’d be worried if you didn’t score at least 34 points
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    Bengals are a young team and to see the improvement on both sides of the football at this point is pretty awesome. Keep in mind we played well enough to beat the packers and almost pulled an improbably comeback against the bears despite being outclassed by them for the first three quarters. This young up and coming team could easily be 5-1 right now. I don’t think we are good enough yet to beat Baltimore but they won’t lay down for them either. This is exactly the kind of attitude you want a young and hungry team to have. Never be satisfied, always believe you can get better. I’m sorry about your lions but they do play hard.

  5. There isn’t an AFC team that is going to want a piece of this in January.

    Congrats to long-suffering Bengals fans, looks like you’re in for a fun ride.

  6. A couple of things are becoming clear:
    1. Burrow is still learning and adjusting from his injury; he still have moments where he makes weird decisions or is just a bit off on medium throws that eventually he won’t miss;
    2. Once the O-Line becomes stablized (and that may not be until next year), Burrow will have 1-3 seconds more consistently and the run game will continue to improve;
    3. As good as the WR’s are, they still need the tight ends to contribute more as receivers because, you know, they’re always going to be open.

    The bottom line is that the defense is now at least ‘good’ and the offense is improving; they’ll be really good, but it remains to be seen whether that’s before they have another draft, get Joseph Ossai back and have another good crop of free agents.

  7. Watching the lions yesterday reminded me of many man bengal games throughout the last 25 yrs.

  8. The Bengals wins are over the Jags, Lions, Steelers and Bears. All teams in the bottom third of the league. They will get a real test this week against the Ravens.

  9. steelersbandwagon says:
    October 18, 2021 at 10:49 am
    The Bengals wins are over the Jags, Lions, Steelers and Bears. All teams in the bottom third of the league. They will get a real test this week against the Ravens.

    This is not correct. Funny how you hear announcers and or other team fans not be able to give correct info on the Bengals. My guess is the are Bengal’s starting to become relevant again and people don’t know what to do…

  10. The Bengals wins are over the Jags, Lions, Steelers and Bears. All teams in the bottom third of the league. They will get a real test this week against the Ravens.
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    They gave the Packers all they could handle.

    And if they had done a better job on Davante Adams, they would have won.

  11. Ravens will expose them as they have time and time again this year. Lamar is the clear cut MVP and light years ahead of Burrow. Ravens about to bring this smoke and believe me this Bengals team wants no part of it.

  12. Uh…Marvin Lewis owned the Ravens for 16 years. The Ravens won the last several while the Bengals were rebuilding their roster. It’s rebuilt. Can’t wait.

  13. steelersbandwagon says:

    October 18, 2021 at 10:49 am

    The Bengals wins are over the Jags, Lions, Steelers and Bears. All teams in the bottom third of the league. They will get a real test this week against the Ravens.
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    They beat the Vikings, not the Bears. The Steelers and Vikings both have winning records against teams not named the Bengals. Plus they took the Packers to OT.

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