Joe Burrow throws for 525 yards, four touchdowns as Bengals blow out Ravens

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Joe Burrow had a career day, throwing for 525 yards and four touchdowns as the Bengals blew out the Ravens 41-21.

The Bengals (9-6) are alone in first place in the AFC North, while the Ravens (8-7) lost their fourth consecutive game and fifth in the past seven.

With 14 players still on the COVID-19 reserve list, including backup quarterback Tyler Huntley, and injuries to several key players, including starting quarterback Lamar Jackson (ankle), the Ravens were short handed Sunday. They started their third quarterback in three weeks, with Josh Johnson playing only 10 days after arriving to town.

The Ravens were no match for the Bengals, who had something to prove and did just that.

Jackson was picked for the Pro Bowl over Burrow, who threw 416 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-17 victory over the Ravens on Oct. 24. The Bengals faced a third-and-four Sunday coming out of the two-minute warning and got Burrow over 500 with a 52-yard throw to running back Joe Mixon.

Mixon ran for 2 yards before Burrow took a knee to end it.

The Bengals gained 574 yards, with Tee Higgins catching 12 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns and Ja'Marr Chase catching seven for 125. Tyler Boyd had a 32-yard touchdown catch overturned by replay and finished with three catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Mixon had 18 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 70 yards and a score.

The Bengals scored on their first seven possessions before Evan McPherson missed a 50-yard field goal on the eighth possession.

The Ravens produced 334 yards, with Johnson going 28-of-40 for 304 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

42 responses to “Joe Burrow throws for 525 yards, four touchdowns as Bengals blow out Ravens

  1. And yet people question Harbaugh going for 2 in their previous games to avoid OT. This defence is down to backups of backups and can’t stop anyone.

  2. I’m just here to see if we get the same back-up CB comments we got when Lamar went 37/43 for 442 yds and 4 TDs against the Colts. The Ravens were without their top 6 CBs and top 3 Safeties. They literally had guys off the street who didn’t know the defense. Stayed in base 7 on 7 drill defense most of the game. So let me hear it peeps, you know, the comments you made about Lamar. “Practice Squad”, “Prevent”, “Soft coverage”, etc. Don’t let me down.

  3. After Wink insulted Burrow, this was going to happen regardless of who played for the Ravens. Their fans, coaches and players better get used to this.

  4. Love to see this!! Burrow is awesome, great to see him back after the injury. How you like that Ravens?? Total beatdown in all phases

  5. Note to Baltimore – that is what a REAL NFL QB looks like – your running back in a QB Halloween costume is a fake. When you lose that starting running back, you lose two positions in one. You are likely to miss the playoffs. Time to make excuses.

  6. *Ravens practice squad. Game should have been postponed. Martindale’s moronic comments aside, any Bengals fans taking this as a true metric of how good their team actually is against the Ravens at full complement has that disgusting Cincinnati chili for brains. Was hoping the Ravens would have been more reckless and less hopeful for a victory and smashed Burrow well after the whistle on each snap, but I guess the slim chance it getting in lot the playoffs just to get whipped by Tennessee had them playing by the rules. Shame. Ohio deserves to burn.

  7. curtis20 —- Nice! He did it against practice squad and special teamers! That should make y’all really proud!

  8. Harbs is coach of the year in my opinion. You don’t lose the players he’s lost all season and still be in the playoff hunt. Dude had 11 Practice Squad/Off the street guys today. He’s now missing QB1&2, RB1-3, FB1, WR3, LT1, RG1, CB1-6, S1-3, DE1, OLB1&2, and DT3&4. I’m sorry, no team in the league is surviving that other than maybe a Belichick, Tomlin, or other hall of fame coached team. Respect to the Ravens.

  9. I could barely recognize the team the Ravens fielded today. That’s the way it is this year. So Bengals, go represent the AFCN in the tournament and tear it up.

  10. I guess if I’d never seen my team win a SuperBowl and hadn’t won a playoff game in 40 years I’d puff out my chest about beating a bunch of 5th and 6th stringers too.
    Let it out Bengals fans!!!

  11. Third highest single game passing yardage total in NFL history by Burrow today. That’s impressive no matter who you’re playing.

  12. mikefloreo says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm
    After Wink insulted Burrow, this was going to happen regardless of who played for the Ravens. Their fans, coaches and players better get used to this.
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    I’m sorry, this is not happening against Marcus Peters, Marlon Humphrey, DeSean Elliott, Jimmy Smith, Tavon Young, and Anthony Averett. Yes the Bengals are talented at the QB and WR positions, but the Ravens are just as talented if not more in the Secondary, and have always been one of the best in the league at drafting in the secondary or finding excellent trade deals.

  13. Maukey says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm
    Harbs is coach of the year in my opinion

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    The two stupid calls to not play for OT alone disqualify him from consideration

  14. Listen to those Ravens fans boo hooing. Aww how things change. A wins a win and a loss is a loss. Go finish strong and make the playoffs stop the whining you got whipped worse the first game.

  15. nhpats2011 says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    The two stupid calls to not play for OT alone disqualify him from consideration

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    The one against Pittsburgh was the right call. Pitt had all of the momentum and were at home. The Ravens had players dropping like flies and were running out of players. They literally had Safeties and LBs playing CB. That was 100% the right call to end it in regulation. Now the game against the Packers, I now agree was “stupid”. You were at home and you had the momentum. Your defense had finally stopped ARod a couple of times and was gaining confidence.

  16. Nothing better than salty tears from Ravens fans, Always whining and making excuses just like Harbs. Total Beatdown, love to see it!!

  17. People moaning about injuries but ignoring that the Bengals blew you out 41-17 with a relatively healthy squad.

  18. Bengals fans, act like you’ve been there before. Be happy but realize this was a regular season game and to perennial winners the division title means very little. Both Ravens fans and Steeler fans are rolling their eyes with you gloating about the division.

  19. Maukey says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    mikefloreo says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm
    After Wink insulted Burrow, this was going to happen regardless of who played for the Ravens. Their fans, coaches and players better get used to this.
    _______________________________

    I’m sorry, this is not happening against Marcus Peters, Marlon Humphrey, DeSean Elliott, Jimmy Smith, Tavon Young, and Anthony Averett. Yes the Bengals are talented at the QB and WR positions, but the Ravens are just as talented if not more in the Secondary, and have always been one of the best in the league at drafting in the secondary or finding excellent trade deals.

    Those are the guys he put up 400+ and 41 points against earlier in the season. I can understand forgetting that, as no one wants to remember giving up more than 200 yards to a rookie receiver.

  20. Hey Ravens, you’ve gone further and done better than anyone could have ever anticipated, we’ll done. Kudos to next man up and making more than your fair share of plays with a team decimated by injury. That being said, Bengals owned you and the Steelers this year….it’s ok to admit it. Who Dey.

  21. The bengals fielded a practice squad team for most of the past two decades. Were the ravens fans putting asterisks on those wins? Better team won, bengals in the drivers seat in the north

  22. sweetness says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:17 pm
    And yet people question Harbaugh going for 2 in their previous games to avoid OT. This defence is down to backups of backups and can’t stop anyone.
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    Backups of backups…now tell us the excuse for Burrow tossing over 400 yards against the Ravens two months ago.

  23. What you expect when Balthasar over 30 players out for the game any team should win by a blowout even Jacksonville

  24. th1rdw0rldman…Would you like some cheese with your whine? The Bengals smoked the Ravens twice. Go to a Ravens web site and boo hoo…I’m sure they will agree with you. But as you can see from the thumbs down, that ain’t flyin’ here. Buh bye.

  25. th1rdw0rldman…Would you like some cheese with your whine? The Bengals smoked the Ravens twice. Go to a Ravens web site and boo hoo…I’m sure they will agree with you. But as you can see from the thumbs down, that ain’t flyin’ here. Buh bye!

  26. To bad absolutely no one on the Bengals was injured and they were 100% healthy in all phases. LOL

  27. [spartan01 says:
    December 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm
    Bengals fans, act like you’ve been there before. Be happy but realize this was a regular season game and to perennial winners the division title means very little. Both Ravens fans and Steeler fans are rolling their eyes with you gloating about the division.]

    Most of these are Steeler fans trolling Ravens. Most Bengal fans know not to gloat and if they do gloat, they are still young, and were not around in the 90’s.

  28. [spartan01 says:

    December 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Bengals fans, act like you’ve been there before. Be happy but realize this was a regular season game and to perennial winners the division title means very little. Both Ravens fans and Steeler fans are rolling their eyes with you gloating about the division.]

    Division Titles since 2005:
    Steelers- 7
    Ravens- 6
    Bengals- 5 (counting this year)

    So let’s not act like this is new territory for Bengals fans. We ain’t worried about the division. Just the playoffs.

  29. PFT loves the Steelers says:
    December 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm
    [spartan01 says:

    December 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Bengals fans, act like you’ve been there before. Be happy but realize this was a regular season game and to perennial winners the division title means very little. Both Ravens fans and Steeler fans are rolling their eyes with you gloating about the division.]

    Division Titles since 2005:
    Steelers- 7
    Ravens- 6
    Bengals- 5 (counting this year)

    So let’s not act like this is new territory for Bengals fans. We ain’t worried about the division. Just the playoffs.

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    Ok. You last had it in 2015. Way to go!

    Since then Ravens and Steelers have been trading it off. Seems like to other Bengal fans you just won your Super Bowl

    My point is Bengals clearly have the most healthy team at this point. Don’t embarrass the AFCN!

  30. th1rdw0rldman says:
    December 26, 2021 at 4:39 pm
    *Ravens practice squad. Game should have been postponed. Martindale’s moronic comments aside, any Bengals fans taking this as a true metric of how good their team actually is against the Ravens at full complement has that disgusting Cincinnati chili for brains.

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    Good thing we have the measuring stick of the 41-17 beat down cincy gave you at home- with all your starters. These practice squad players gave them a better game.

  31. spartan01 says:
    December 26, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Don’t embarrass the AFCN.
    ___

    Are we trying to be like the SEC with the NFL? As an OSU graduate, the rest of the B1G can gth and for the AFC North? The mistake on the lake, Yinzers & DC’s toilet can collectively s—k it. Go Bengals.

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