Joe Burrow: To me, Chiefs are still the team to beat and we’re coming for them

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For the second consecutive year, quarterback Joe Burrow and the Bengals will take on the chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

But while Cincinnati is the conference’s defending champion — and is favored in this weekend’s game — Burrow is still taking a kind of underdog mentality into Sunday.

“We’ve been in these spots. We have the experience,” Burrow said in his Wednesday press conference. “We know what team we’re playing — a team that’s been to this game in the last five seasons and they’ve all been in that stadium. So, to me, they’re still the team to beat. And we’re coming for them. But we know it’s going to be tough. We know it’s going to be hard fought and we know the kind of players they have on that side.”

Burrow and the Bengals have gone 3-0 against the Chiefs since last year’s regular season. At this point, it’s kind of like a division matchup.

“It really is, played them twice in the last two seasons and, really, basically a month apart each time,” Burrow said. “So, we know them, they know us. It’s going to be a fun one.”

Burrow completed 25-of-31 passes for 286 yards with a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 46 yards with a TD in Cincinnati’s Week 13 victory over Kansas City.

7 responses to “Joe Burrow: To me, Chiefs are still the team to beat and we’re coming for them

  1. Got to beat Chiefs one more time at the Arrowhead invitational and I think the respect level will go sky high.

  2. I really like Burrow. He’s not whiner and just plays. His team has more often than not let him down, but he doesn’t act like his entitled. If Burrow wins a Snoopy Bowl, he will move up into serious company. He can then brag like Ewwin Wawgers.

  3. Still trying to play the underdog card huh? bengals are favored in this game by Vegas and pretty much all national sports analysts. Can’t go with the “we beat you 3 times in a row” and “we will see you in burrowhead” and play the underdog card at this point.

    Also got tired of hearing the “we got slighted by the neutral game tickets being sold” when your organization sold tickets to season ticket holders for a potential bengals jaguars AFC champ game in Cinci……it’s called planning….not everything is meant to be a knock against the bengals. You are not that feared. No team is feared at this point. But it’s odd that these manufactured slights are needed to motivate you.

  4. People don’t like it when a team wins like the natti. team beating everyone. then talking confidence. Bet you wish your team could. Maybe next year!

  5. kckingdom says: “Also got tired of hearing the “we got slighted by the neutral game tickets being sold” when your organization sold tickets to season ticket holders for a potential bengals jaguars AFC champ game in Cinci……it’s called planning….not everything is meant to be a knock against the bengals. You are not that feared. No team is feared at this point. But it’s odd that these manufactured slights are needed to motivate you.”
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    After the Buffalo/Cincinnati game was cancelled, the Bills and Kansas City were given the opportunity for a neutral site. The Ravens were given a chance at a coin toss in order to host the wild card game with Cincinnati. Cincinnati was given no concessions and were in fact forced to play their starters in week 18 while the Ravens rested their offensive starters, and Cincinnati was forced to win their division by 2.5 games in order to host the wild card game. Then the NFL made a big announcement about selling 50,000 tickets to the neutral site game. The NFL seemed to take it for granted that Buffalo would have won that cancelled game. Now that we’ve seen Cincinnati dominate Buffalo in the playoff game, that wasn’t a certainty, was it?

  6. Bengals lost four games this year to inferior teams, so some clubs figured out how to beat this juggernaught.

    If they had won them all, this game would be held in The Jungle.

    They aren’t invincible.

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