Joe Burrow is the AFC offensive player of the week

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Gold jacket or not, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had a phenomenal performance on Sunday against the Ravens.

Now he’s received an honor that was coming from the time he left the field.

Burrow has been named AFC offensive player of the week after he threw for 525 yards — fourth-highest all-time in a single game — and four touchdowns in Cincinnati’s 41-21 victory over the Ravens.

Burrow also completed 80 percent of his passes, which put him at a 143.2 passer rating.

Through 15 games, Burrow is completing 70 percent of his passes for 4,165 yards with 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He’s leading the league with 8.7 yards per attempt and sports a 105.0 passer rating.

The 2020 No. 1 overall pick’s outstanding game put the Bengals in the driver’s seat to win the AFC North with two weeks left in the regular season. But they have two tough games against Kansas City and Cleveland to end the year.

18 responses to “Joe Burrow is the AFC offensive player of the week

  1. Guy is the real deal. I wasn’t sure about him coming out, but he hasn’t definitely more than proved the Bengals right. Happy for Bengals fans, Burrows will keep them in the hunt for a decade plus.

  2. Watching Burrow destroy the smug Ravens, Harbaugh, Martindale was like sipping a fine wine. How many times did Harbaugh run up the score? It was great to see him get his!

  3. Try doing that against our All Pro Secondary instead of our practice squad….(Looks at stats from Oct 24 game when Burrow went for 421 against those starters and didn’t play the last 6 minutes of the game)…Ok Nevermind.

  4. doctorrumack says:
    December 29, 2021 at 9:13 am
    Okay Ravens’ fans I’ve got the 🧀, let’s hear some more of that whine.

    It wouldn’t be so bad if the Ravens didn’t have a history of stat padding and running up the score against opponents. John is supposed to be the normal Harbaugh too.

  5. You’re telling me that 525 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, and 80% completion doesn’t get you a perfect QB rating?!

  6. He just has that ‘it’ thing going; not the biggest guy or the best arm or most mobile, but sees things unfolding around him and has tremendous confidence to make throws and let his receivers make plays. What’s pretty clear is that if you give him time, he can be good game after game, so hopefully the Bengals will prioritize that in the upcoming draft and FA period. Not sure they would have gone wrong taking Herbert (remember when the Bengals coached the Senior Bowl and were raving about him and we were all terrified that they’d pass on Burrow), but this is one pick they got very right.

  7. Love Joe Burrow. Too bad he has to face my Chiefs this week but I won’t be surprised if he pulls off an upset. It’ll be nice to see him and Mahomes plus the rest of the good young AFC QBs compete in the future.

  8. He is leading the league in yards per attempt behind that O-Line which is even more amazing. Gotta give props to those WRs too though.

  9. Finally glad to see the Bengals have a legit, borderline elite, QB under center. Palmer could have been, but when he got his knee wrecked he was never the same. The last true star QB the Bengals had was Boomer Esiason.

    It seems, though, the NFL has a two-tiered QB list: Elite/borderline elite and then average/mediocre/game manager/scrub.

  10. The Bengals MUST get this kid a better o-line or he won’t last. This offense is so loaded with talent.

  11. mikejssr says:
    December 29, 2021 at 9:54 am
    Love this guy Joe Burrow, but I thought Josh Allen had the biggest day at QB on Sunday.


    Bruh, there’s only been four bigger days in the history of the league.

  12. Bengals fans’ excitement around their 9-6 team is cute. Gives me appreciation for my 8-7 team decimated by injuries and COVID, but still having a pro bowl QB and two trophies in the case. Enjoy it, little fellas.

  13. Burrow and Tua are going to meet in many AFC championship games


    So the Bills or Pats will have Tua as their future backup?

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