Joe Burrow report card from Week 7 win over Ravens

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

The Cincinnati Bengals dog-walked the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in a dominant Week 7 victory (credit for the phrase goes to Pat McAfee), and QB Joe Burrow was holding the leash.

In a game that cemented the Bengals’ “legit” status in 2021, Cincinnati torched the Ravens for a 41-17 blowout win. Many players contributed to the win including:

Ja’Marr Chase. He made his final case for Offensive Rookie of the Year (if Mac Jones wins the award instead of him, we’re going to throw a fit.)

C.J. Uzomah. He caught three passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns and is emerging as a bonafide tight end threat.

And the Bengals’ defense, which came out kicking and screaming against the former 2019 league MVP.

But no one shined as much as Burrow did. And what he did was historic.

What grade does Joe Burrow deserve for his Week 7 performance?

Burrow went 23-of-38 for 416 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

Given his overall performance, Burrow nearly gets the A+. But we’re taking away a plus to give him an A overall.

Yes, he threw for the most yards in his career, and yes, he spearheaded the Bengals’ win against one of the best teams in the AFC, but he had that one straggling interception….

Cincinnati was up by 10 when Burrow threw a pass intercepted by Ravens corner Marlon Humphrey. Humphrey’s pick could have swung the momentum in Baltimore’s favor, but luckily for the Bengals, the Ravens failed to capitalize on the chance.

Other than the pick, Burrow and Chase’s relationship was on full display against Baltimore, and Burrow showed what Bengals fans waited years to see. Burrow took advantage of a typically strong Ravens secondary and kept his composure in the pocket throughout the game. His accuracy from the pocket rivals that of league-leading QBs and has caused some analysts to pick him over Lamar Jackson.

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No one’s doubting Burrow’s QB abilities in 2021. He had a Week 7 performance to remember for the rest of his career.