Joe Burrow says win over Ravens was a big statement

Leigh Oleszczak
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals took it to the Baltimore Ravens, who previously held the best record in the AFC. Now the Bengals are the best team in the AFC and that’s not a typo.

Burrow had the best game of his career, throwing for 416 yards (the first time he’s gone for over 400 yards as a member of the Bengals) with three touchdowns and an interception. The interception was a result of Burrow forcing the ball to Ja’Marr Chase in the end zone, but it didn’t lead to any Ravens points, so no harm was done.

After the game concluded, Burrow spoke to the media and said: “I think it was a big statement.” 

Big statement indeed.

Prior to Sunday’s victory, the Bengals were riding a five-game losing streak to Lamar Jackson and the Ravens and they were due for a win. Fans expected this game to be close but not many probably anticipated the stripes blowing out the Ravens.

Joe Burrow’s Bengals made a massive statement with their blowout win

Also during his media session, Burrow was asked about people comparing him to Joe Montana to which QB1 laughed and told everyone to relax with that kind of talk. “Let me be me.” he said.

Burrow praised everyone on the team, noting that they were tough and resilient. His offensive line struggled at the beginning of the game but settled in and allowed just the one sack on their franchise quarterback. We’d all have signed up for that, especially after seeing the pressure Baltimore was bringing early on.

Burrow continues to look like the franchise quarterback Cincinnati was hoping for when they spent the No. 1 overall pick on him last year. Having Ja’Marr Chase to throw to makes things easier for Joey Franchise but he deserves respect for what he’s been able to do in his sophomore season.

After the thrashing of the Ravens, don’t be surprised if Burrow starts to be mentioned more in the MVP category. He’d certainly be deserving of being mentioned with the likes of Kyler Murray, Tom Brady, and Matthew Stafford through the first seven games of the 2021 season.

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This was a statement win for the Bengals. Burrow made sure that he and his squad let the world know the Bengals are for real this season.