Week 11: Bengals @ Washington Football Team
Moving to the second half of the season, things will get personal when the Bengals visit the Washington Football Team in Week 11. Joe Burrow will be facing off against Dwayne Haskins Jr., the quarterback who beat him out for the starting job at Ohio State. In a recent interview, Haskins recounted the competition between the two young passers,
"I love Joe but during that battle, for almost two years, me and Joe couldn’t stand each other. Every day, whether it was morning workouts or when we had to do mat drills and it’d be me and him on the mat drill, it was gritty. Or it was practice and me and him are trying to get in front of each other to get a rep to throw to one of the starting receivers. It was always this heated competition but we knew we got the best out of each other. He made it hard for me and I made it hard for him and I didn’t let him take it away."
When the Bengals visit Washington, Burrow will finally get his chance to prove he’s the better quarterback. With a better group of weapons, the former Heisman should be able to come out with the win.
This game is also exciting for Bengals fans because it will be one of the team’s easiest matchups on the schedule to come away with a win. With a tough schedule and a new roster, Cincinnati is not projected to win many games. However, Washington has been a dumpster fire this offseason and the Bengals should go into this game expecting to get a win, something they can’t say that for every game on the schedule.