Joe Burrow: We’ve been a second half team all year

AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs
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The Cincinnati Bengals are going to the Super Bowl and that didn’t look like how things would play out in the first half of Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the game and were up 21-3 before a Samaje Perine touchdown put the Bengals within 11 points at halftime. They’d also score the next 14 points of the game to take a 24-21 lead before the Chiefs forced overtime. Cornerback Eli Apple picked off a pass to end the Chiefs’ first possession of overtime, however, and rookie kicker Evan McPherson continued a memorable postseason by giving the team a 27-24 win.

It was similar to the way the Bengals came back to beat the Chiefs in the regular season and it matched the biggest comeback in an AFC title game. Quarterback Joe Burrow said on CBS after the game that it was also true to the Bengals’ comeback spirit.

“We’ve been a second half team all year,” Burrow said.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor added that the team is “not done yet” and they will now watch the NFC championship to find out who they’ll be facing in Los Angeles on February 13. Beating that team might be easier if they get out to a fast start, but no one will be counting the Bengals out should they reach halftime on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

6 responses to “Joe Burrow: We’ve been a second half team all year

  1. No Brady in the Super Bowl. No Rodgers in the Super Bowl. No Mahomes in the Super Bowl.

    The NFL needed this. Congratulations to the Bengals and their fans!

  2. That Joe Burrow guy. He’s pretty good. I like how he’s not afraid to take the ball and run with it. When he was at LSU he took some hits that I didn’t think he was getting back up from. He’s tough as nails. Even more than that, his teammates believe in him. He’s a good kid too. If the Bengals can get some offensive lineman and shore up that defense, they are going to be a force. I never thought I’d say that with Mike Brown as the owner.

  3. What Joe means is the other team’s QB faded in the second half again and handed Cincinnati the game. Burrow had little to do with things.

    Joe Burrow is overrated.

  4. When the Ravens are healthy order will be restored in the AFC North. Joe will be playing golf this time next year

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