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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When Burrow needed to take a shot, he was able to find Ja’Marr Chase for a big score right before the half.

One of the biggest highlights of the game was seeing the former LSU connections team up again. Joe Burrow dropped back and found Ja’Marr Chase racing down the sideline. The perfectly thrown ball landed in Chase’s waiting hands and he ran the rest of the distance into the endzone. This was a key play that gave the Bengals momentum and confidence going into halftime.

Burrow also had a great throw on fourth down in overtime to C.J. Uzomah, which set up the game-winning field goal. Burrow reportedly called off the initial run play and went with the home run shot instead.

Both of these plays worked to perfection and were encouraging to see from Burrow with so much talent around him, and one of his talents is spreading the field. Burrow looked more comfortable than last year when going long and this was a good thing to see.

If Burrow has improved his deep ball accuracy, this team could quickly expand the field even further and allow each of their talented skill players to have additional room to run. That’s a scary thought for opposing defenses.