Cincinnati Bengals: What we learned after Week 3 win vs. Steelers

Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Joe Burrow doesn’t have to put up mind-blowing stats

This team can only go as far as Burrow can take them but it shouldn’t always fall on his shoulders. This week, he didn’t have to do everything and only threw for 172 yards off of 14 completions. The three touchdowns were crucial, however, and showed that Burrow can win games without having to put up crazy numbers.

This also shows us what Burrow can do with protection upfront. He looked every bit the part of the number one overall pick and this is the guy Cincy needs to see every week.

Division doesn’t look all that daunting

This might be a stupid statement to make but the Browns and Ravens have not looked like scary teams through the first three weeks of the season. Baltimore could very well be 0-3 right now if it weren’t for Kansas City collapsing and Justin Tucker’s big leg lifting them to victory.

The Browns also haven’t impressed that much, barely beating a bad Texans team and taking a bit to get it going against the Bears. Both the Browns and Ravens were the favorites to win the division but are people still afraid of them at this point?

I know we’re just three weeks into the season and teams get hot after the halfway point but Bengals fans have to be feeling better about their chances to compete in the division. They handed it to the Steelers and they should be able to compete against the Browns and Ravens when those games come up on the schedule.

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This was an impressive win for Cincinnati and it’s hard not to be excited about what this team could do in the coming weeks.