Joe Burrow on team having few COVID cases: Fortunately, there’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati

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The NFL saw another 40 positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday, making 232 positives since Dec. 13, according to Howard Balzer of The league had only 262 positives the entire 2020 season.

The Bengals, though, have not have the COVID issues that led to three games being postponed in Week 15.

Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie is the team’s only player currently on the COVID-19 list.

Quarterback Joe Burrow suggested, with a smile, that the lack of a nightlife in Cincinnati has helped keep the Bengals from contracting the virus.

“We’re a healthy team, which not a lot of people can say this far into the season,” Burrow said, via Ben Baby of ESPN. “We’ve been lucky as far as injuries and COVID. We’re doing a great job with our COVID protocols. Fortunately, there’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati . . . so nobody’s going out to clubs and bars and getting COVID every weekend.”

The Bengals are in first place in the AFC North with three games left. They play the Ravens this week, and Baltimore has 15 players on its COVID-19 reserve list.

In fact, the Ravens have only 13 healthy defensive players on their active roster, with defensive end Calais Campbell (thigh) and cornerback Tavon Young (concussion) injured. Campbell was limited Wednesday, while Young did not practice.

23 responses to “Joe Burrow on team having few COVID cases: Fortunately, there’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati

  1. Show me how to bash the city you play in, while not trying to bash the city you play in…. Burrow, you go first…

  2. Bengals’ fans have been waiting their entire lives for a QB like Joe, and he’s even better, yet. When he utters something like that, the local fans love his humor, and agree with him. He’s Joe Burrow. That’s football country, and these are knowledgeable fans.

  3. Believe me, the people in Cincinnati know he’s right. Joe is a god to those people, they won’t mind. I’m thinking Cincy is probably second only to Green Bay on the boredom scale.

  4. All of you talking about Joe slighting Cincy fans clearly don’t know the city, the fans and how much they love Joe. Only your city and fans would be insulted by something so silly.

  5. Tommy Tuberville, on the other hand, thought the city was hopping’, back when he was the UC coach! Of course he was comparing it The Plains

  6. That’s not even shade. Having quieter nights with less traffic is ideal for any city. For the residents at least.

  7. …if having nothing to do is why they don’t have a covid issue then why does cleveland have one of the worst outbreaks?

  8. The Browns have 21 people on the COVID list. Lookout New York, Vegas and NOLA. Apparently Cleveland is one happening place.

  9. I don’t think the Chamber of Commerce for Cincinnati is going to ask you to be their spokesman Joe.

  10. He’s local he gets a pass, and he’s not wrong. Heck I usually go to Newport or Covington w for food anyway lol

  11. There is a LOT to do in Cincy but, yeah, the high-end clubish stuff has kind of disappeared if that’s what he means. Is that a bad thing? I don’t take it as a shot against the city.

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