Cincinnati Bengals: 6 bold predictions vs Ravens in Week 7

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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
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Joe Burrow fails to throw multiple touchdowns for the first time this year

One thing is clear through six games of Bengals’ football: Joe Burrow is the right guy to lead the city of Cincinnati to the promised land. If there’s anyone that can do it, “Joey Franchise” is that someone.

Six weeks into the season, Burrow joins Patrick Mahomes as one of just two quarterbacks in the NFL with multiple passing touchdowns in every game this season. He joins Dan Marino as just the second quarterback in NFL history to have multiple passing touchdowns in the first six games of their first or second season.

While this is a great sign for Burrow’s season and his future past this season, that streak has to come to an end at some point. Against the Ravens, Burrow may find that streak snapped in what I project to be a low-scoring affair.

If Burrow’s favorite target Ja’Marr Chase is locked down by Marlon Humphrey, the second-year quarterback may struggle to put up the production he has for most of the season up to this point. Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd are likely to get involved and pick up Chase’s slack if needed, but it may not be enough against a stout Ravens defense.

Burrow struggled mightily against Baltimore as a rookie, where he had possibly the worst performance of his first year. He will likely improve upon that performance on Sunday, but not enough to continue his streak.

Expect for Burrow to throw for somewhere in the ballpark of 225 passing yards and one touchdown, with his only score of the day going to Higgins.