Bengals: 3 key observations on Joe Burrow from Week 1 victory

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow made his return after a season-ending injury last year, and here are three key observations for the Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback.

The Bengals got the win on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. As exciting as starting the season 1-0 is for Cincinnati, perhaps the more exciting part of the game was Joe Burrow’s return.

The franchise quarterback showed so much promise last year as a rookie before the injury. The hope all offseason has been that Burrow can quickly regain that form, but the fear is that he could come back skittish and take a long time to adjust back to the game.

For the most part, Burrow was able to have a great return to the NFL. He played well enough to put his team in the best positions possible and orchestrated a game-winning drive in overtime.

While there will always be things to work on, Burrow played as well as anyone would have wanted. Ultimately the players will say the only thing that matters is the win, and Burrow not only did a great job but helped his team win the game.

Here are my three key observations on Joe Burrow in the beginning game, including two things he did well and one thing that will need to be changed moving forward.