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3 ways Joe Burrow can shine vs. Browns in Week 9

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) - Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) - Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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How Joe Burrow can shine vs. Browns

1. Stay aggressive and keep foot on gas pedal 

Like the Ravens game, the Bengals will need to keep the foot on the gas against a talented Browns defense. Regardless of what the score may be, the Bengals need to stay aggressive and consistent.

The unpredictable happens every week in the NFL, so staying off the conservative train and keeping the Browns defense off-balance and on their heels will give Cincinnati and Joe Burrow the best opportunity for success and put points up on the board.

The Bengals haven’t had much trouble scoring points besides the Bears game, and they have slowly improved scoring in the first half, especially the first quarter. It can still be better though. The Bengals offense staggered last week against the Jets in the first quarter, and things like that cannot happen if Cincinnati wants to be the team they and everyone else thinks they can be.

As an offense, they are as dynamic and talented as any team in the league, but the consistency still hasn’t been there each and every week. Part of this falls on the shoulders of Zac Taylor and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, though, since they are calling the plays. They need to put Burrow and the rest of the receivers and running backs in a position to score points and in a position to be successful and reach their potential.

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Suppose Cincinnati stays aggressive from start to finish, doesn’t turn over the football and can give No. 9 some time in the pocket to throw and not feel pressure every drop back. Then, the Bengals and Joe Burrow will have plenty of success come Sunday against the division rival Cleveland Browns.

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