Best and worst from Joe Burrow in Week 7 win over Ravens
Joe Burrow faced the Ravens one time last year. In that one appearance, he didn’t look very good and the Cincinnati Bengals were blown out.
This year marked a fresh start for Burrow and the Bengals and with that, they hoped to compete against the Ravens, who have been consistently good since Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback during the 2018 season.
The Bengals played the Packers close in Week 5, which at that point, was their toughest game of the season. This matchup against the Ravens was for first place in not just the AFC North, but the entire conference, so it was a big game and one that Burrow had to show up and play well in.
The former No. 1 overall pick had arguably the best game of his career in the 41-17 blowout victory, tossing for 416 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Let’s take a look at the best and worst from Burrow this week.
Worst from Joe Burrow
This is pretty easy.
Burrow made one mistake in the entire game and it came in the fourth quarter when the Bengals held just a 10-point lead. Cincinnati was in the red zone and Burrow forced the football to Ja’Marr Chase, which led to a Marlon Humphrey interception.
The Ravens wouldn’t get points off the pick so it didn’t end up being a huge deal, but any kind of Bengals points there would have put the game on ice. Fortunately, that ended up happening not long after with the big Samaje Perine touchdown, so no harm was done on this interception.
Best from Joe Burrow
It was hard to pick one “best” play from Burrow in a game where he threw for 416 yards, but one stood out. Early in the game, the Bengals were tied 3-3 and looking for a big play to get them down the field.
Burrow scrambled around, giving C.J. Uzomah time to get open. Burrow then dropped the ball in Uzomah’s hands, who darted down the field for a 56-yard touchdown, putting the good guys up 10-3.
Burrow looked good throughout the game but buying time and then finding Uzomah was his best play of the week.
What do you think, Bengals fans? Was the interception Burrow’s worst play of the day? Was the scrambling and connecting with Uzomah for the touchdown his best play of the day?