How Joe Burrow can shine vs. Browns
2. Play clean football and limit turnovers
Like I mentioned in the first point — The Bengals cannot let the Browns hang around off careless turnovers. Again, I’ll reiterate that Burrow has thrown nine interceptions through the first eight weeks, which ranks tied for second with the most in the NFL behind only Patrick Mahomes.
This shouldn’t be taken too seriously, considering he has 20 passing touchdowns, which leads the AFC and one of the highest QB ratings in the entire league, but turning over the football lets teams hang around.
With the Browns’ offense going through some trouble right now and inconsistent play, the last thing the Bengals want to do is give Baker Mayfield and company a short field to play with, especially with Nick Chubb posted up in the backfield.
If Cincinnati can play clean football throughout the game, it will put the team in a great position to come out victorious when the fourth quarter clock runs out. Burrow has now thrown an interception in four consecutive games, so that will be a streak that needs to be broken this week in the Battle of Ohio.