Best and worst from Joe Burrow in Week 6 win over Lions

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals moved to 4-2 after blowing out the Lions by a score of 34-11 and Joe Burrow did his part to ensure his team would come out on top.

It wasn’t all sunshine and sprinkles for Burrow, however, as he and the rest of the offense got off to a tough start. They marched right down the field on the opening drive and scored on a Burrow touchdown pass to Chris Evans, but after that, the Bengals couldn’t find much of a rhythm.

With such a good performance from Burrow (19-of-29, 271 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT), we’ll go over the worst from his Week 6 showing.

Worst from Joe Burrow

This is pretty easy, as there’s one glaring mark on Burrow’s stat sheet from the 34-11 blowout victory and it’s the first-half interception. Now, it’s worth noting that this wasn’t Burrow’s fault, as the ball went through Ja’Marr Chase‘s hands and into the arms of Amani Oruwariye, who has been money when it comes to picking off the ball this year.

This was easily the worst part of Burrow’s day in Detroit.

Best from Joe Burrow

Man, there are so many plays to pick from here but I’ll go with the first deep pass he connected on with Chase, which came right before halftime. At that point in time, it felt like the Bengals’ offense was playing down to their opponent, as they only had seven points to show for their efforts.

Suddenly, Burrow was able to hit Chase for 34 yards and set up a field goal that put Cincy up 10-0 heading into the locker room. This pass got the offense back on track and while this play, in particular, didn’t lead to points, it set up a field goal and was the start of the big half the offense was about to have.

Burrow had three touchdowns in this game so any of those could have been his best of the day but I went with the throw that got the offense’s motor running again.

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Which plays do you think were Joe Burrow’s best and worst?