Joe Burrow proves he’s the bigger man after T.J. Watt incident
The Cincinnati Bengals swept the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since 2009, and quarterback Joe Burrow was in the thick of it.
Burrow went 20-of-24 for 190 yards and had one passing touchdown against one interception. His most memorable play of the game, though, was his rushing touchdown in the first quarter.
He juked and shimmied his way to get his team its first score, and the Bengals pretty much kept their foot on the pedal for the rest of the game.
Many believed that Steelers’ T.J. Watt, who was absent in Pittsburgh’s Week 3 loss to the Bengals, would make a huge difference this game in terms of sacking Joey B.
But Burrow was only sacked twice, and he went toe-for-toe against Watt on a controversial play in which Watt basically cuffed Burrow and threw him to the ground in front of the referee.
Burrow was apparently unfazed by the roughness and had some choice words for Watt after the play:
Nice loss, more like it.
Burrow ended up getting the last word in style, beating Watt and the Steelers by 31 points.
It’s a simple but emphatic statement to the rest of the AFC North: the Bengals are legit.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow plays rough just like the rest of ’em
We said so in the beginning of the season, but this time around, Cincinnati seems to have matured into a much more well-rounded roster.
Their passing game, though less lethal than before, is still strong.
Their running game, led by the “angry” Joe Mixon, takes defenses by surprise.
Their defense, previously ranked top-ten, returns to elite form and holds the Steelers to just one score.
Cincinnati’s end game, as Burrow reaffirms in his presser, isn’t just beating their division rivals but eventually making the playoffs.
Burrow called this game the Bengals’ best offensive performance of the season, and that’s hard to argue with.
Postseason never seemed closer than it does now.