Joe Burrow ready to go for his first playoff start, after a week off

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The last time we saw Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, he was limping off the field with a knee injury at the end of his team’s Week 17 win over the Chiefs. But after taking Week 18 off, Burrow said today that he feels good.

“Physically it was good,” Burrow said of his off week. “Mentally it was a little weird not being with everybody. But it was a good little break. Ready to be back at it.”

Although this is the first playoff start of his NFL career, Burrow won a national championship at LSU and said he feels like he played in enough big games down the stretch this season that the playoffs won’t be too big for him.

“I played in a lot of big games, throughout my college career, but this year as well,” Burrow said. “I’ve always prided myself on making plays when the game is on the line.”

While Burrow and some other key Bengals players took it easy last week, the Raiders, their first-round playoff opponent, were playing in a grueling 70-minute overtime game. That could be an advantage for the home team in Cincinnati on Saturday.

21 responses to “Joe Burrow ready to go for his first playoff start, after a week off

  1. Joe Burrow changed two football programs overnight, LSU and the Bengals. The kid is special.

    Joe Burrow > Josh Allen

  2. Last few weeks he has gone nuclear. If defense doesn’t get better they won’t go very far though.

  3. Still finding it hard to grasp that the BENGALS have the next big thing.

    … really looking forward to watching these guys though. For the next few years, hopefully.

  4. Joe Burrow is the real deal. I truly believe he will take the Bengals to a Super Bowl victory. Some day. I am a Bengals fan. Until the Offensive Line gets fixed, Joe Burrow can do only so much. I was in the Peneii Sewell camp….my goodness has Ja’maar Chase made me look like a fool, but the Bengals will go only as far as the Offensive Line takes them. Weak link.

  5. The NFL hates the Raiders,played the late game and now has the first game of the playoffs. Anything to give them the disadvantage

  6. Looking back at fall camp. Nobody gave this team a chance. This year has shown the Bengals have had one of the best worst to first turnarounds Ive ever seen! Joe Burrow has a lot to do with that! Kudos to Bengals franchise for turning it around in three years. Many teams will see this as a blueprint. Free agency rarely works, but it did this year in the Natti!

  7. Yes the bengals need to fix their line, dramatically. Are they the weak link, yeah mostly. Oline doesn’t need to be world beaters, they need to be average. They also won’t go as far as the oline will take them. They will go as far as Joey B takes them, and that will be far.

  8. bengaljuice….If I’m an opposing Head Coach, I’m exploiting the team’s biggest weakness not their strength. Joe Burrow is the strength. Offensive Line is the weakness. The Raiders have a great Defensive Line. Could be an issue. But enough negative. WHO DEY!

  9. paul82461 says:
    January 11, 2022 at 4:56 pm
    The NFL hates the Raiders,played the late game and now has the first game of the playoffs. Anything to give them the disadvantage
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    Should’ve taken the knee and the tie then.

  10. @paul82461 no the nfl doesn’t hate the Raiders. They could have settled for the tie, gotten an extra 28hrs and then played in KC. What works your conspiracy theory been then?

  11. People keep saying the Bengals can only go as far as the OL can take them? Yeah, it’s true Burrow was the most sacked QB in the league but he still had the highest completion percentage and yards-per-attempt in the league. It’s unheard of and seems impossible.

  12. Joe is only going to get better but folks forget the d held kc to 3 points in the 2nd half a week ago

  13. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    January 11, 2022 at 3:25 pm
    Joe Burrow changed two football programs overnight, LSU and the Bengals. The kid is special.

    Joe Burrow > Josh Allen

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    Joe Burrow > Josh Allen > Mac Jones

  14. bengaljuice says:
    January 11, 2022 at 5:07 pm
    Yes the bengals need to fix their line, dramatically. Are they the weak link, yeah mostly. Oline doesn’t need to be world beaters, they need to be average. They also won’t go as far as the oline will take them. They will go as far as Joey B takes them, and that will be far.

    Ask the Chiefs how far they went with a bad O-line in the Super Bowl. They got destroyed by the Bucs because injuries decimated their line. Even having Mahomes. As good as he’s been Burrow can’t win games if he’s on his back.

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