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

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals looked fluent on both sides of the ball Sunday after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-10. The Bengals controlled most of the game, led by Logan Wilson with two interceptions and the Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase connection, which led to two touchdowns.

Here are three critical observations of Joe Burrow from this AFC North matchup.

Joe Burrow observations

3. Poised & Patient 

Burrow let this game come to him, which was essential, and his pocket awareness and pocket presence were the best it has been through the first three weeks of the season. He never looked back after Burrow threw a questionable pass, which led to an interception in the first quarter. He connected on the throws he needed to connect on; he didn’t make any errors in the choice of throw or in the backfield, which led to a victory.

Burrow ended this game will 174 passing yards, three touchdowns, and one turnover. If the former first-round pick can continue to stay poised in challenging road games like this one, it could lead to more wins on the schedule, but we will have to see the consistency back it up.

The Bengals signal-caller was sacked zero times in this one, which could be the key reason he finally did look comfortable out of the shotgun and in play-action because he was only pressured once all game. The offensive line stepped up, which Bengals nation has been waiting for for a long time now.

He may not have had a monster numbers game in the stat sheet, but scoring 24 points on the road in a hostile environment without a critical weapon in Tee Higgins against one of the better defenses in the league is something worth noting and in my opinion, was his best overall performance so far in the first three games.