Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow “absolutely” playing at an MVP level

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The Bengals beat the Chiefs again on Sunday and quarterback Joe Burrow was again a leading reason why they came out on top.

Burrow went 25-of-31 for 286 yards and two touchdowns, including a fourth quarter throw to Chris Evans that put the Bengals ahead for good. It was Burrow’s ninth fourth quarter passing touchdown this season and his play had head coach Zac Taylor and others with the Bengals touting his MVP credentials after the win.

“Absolutely. Absolutely. He’s playing at the level we need for him to lead us to be confident that we can go win every game we play,” Taylor said. “Whatever those conversations are like, there’s no doubt as I’ve said before; I wouldn’t trade him for anyone in the world.”

Burrow, who also ran for 46 yards and a touchdown Sunday, shrugged off the MVP discussion during his own media session.

“It is what it is. I don’t play the game for those kinds of accolades,” Burrow said. “I play the game for those guys in the locker room. Whatever it takes from me every Sunday, that’s what I’ll do. If I have to hand the ball off 72 times and come out with a win, I’ll be happy.”

The Bengals have won four straight and look like they are in a similar groove to the one they rode to the Super Bowl last year. Burrow’s been a big part of that and peaking late could wind up being just the ticket for him to add some hardware to the trophy shelf come the end of the year.

7 responses to “Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow “absolutely” playing at an MVP level

  1. Don’t forget that rushing touchdown and that 3rd and 11 dagger to put the game on ice. Burrow is playing at an MVP level, no excuses media let’s get it together here. During the after game broadcast a commentator was talking about how he had AJ Green high pointing balls….I mean, that’s the laziest mail in reporting I’ve ever seen and some of these folks are the voters. MVP Joe.

  2. I’m a KC fan and Burrow outplayed Mahomes…again. In the 4th quarter he made the easy passes to open guys. Mahomes, on KC’s last offensive play of the game– didn’t throw the easy pass to a wide-open RB coming out of the backfield on 3rd and 4. Instead, he bounced around the pocket and ended up getting tackled for a loss. That led to Reid, inexplicably, electing to kick a 55yd FG. Reid got outcoached, Mahomes got outplayed, and Steve Spagnolo got schooled again by Zac Taylor and Burrow.

  3. Turned out, The greatest QB in history (Herbert) is only the third best QB in his own draft. I feel bad for the 28 Chargers fans.

  4. Despite injuries on offence and shaky offensive line play, Burrow has the Bengals humming along even against the better teams in the league. 4-2 against teams with a winning record, and both those losses came with a last second field goal.
    The Bungles are dead, and it looks like Joe Burrow killed them.

  5. “Injuries on offense and shaky offensive line play?” Not so. Those OL guys have been on a steady rise since they first got together, and are playing Lights Out now. Depth on offense generally appears not to be a problem, although they need Hurst and Mixon back. Losing Chido for the year may yet cost them, but CTB, Hilton and Eli Apple have been doing a job at CB so far without him. One game at a time.

  6. No, they were just bad at the start of the season. Seven sacks against the Steelers, six against the Cowboys, and twenty-nine in their first eight games. They’ve got much better in the last four with only five sacks given up, but they were fortunate that Burrow didn’t get hurt early on.

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