Joe Burrow report card from outstanding week 12 win over Steelers

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals are rocking and rolling after 12 weeks in the NFL. Their 7-4 record isn’t all because of Joe Burrow but he’s definitely played a major role in getting his team to that feat.

This time last year, Burrow was a rookie and was just days removed from getting injured and missing the rest of his first NFL season. The offensive line has improved this season though and we’ve seen what Burrow’s able to do as a result.

During Football Night in America ahead of the Browns-Ravens game, the studio team discussed Burrow and how well he’s been playing this season.

Mike Florio noted that a big part of Burrow’s success has been that he’s gone away from making the big play and instead just taking what the defense is giving him. This is how good quarterbacks remain good quarterbacks and to see Burrow understand it just two years in should have Bengals fans excited for the future.

With all of that said, let’s give Burrow a grade for his efforts in week 12.

What grade does Joe Burrow deserve in the week 12 win?

While the numbers aren’t popping off the page, Burrow played really well on Sunday. He finished going 20-of-24 for 190 yards, one touchdown, and an interception while also rushing for a touchdown. He didn’t pass for 200 yards and threw an interception but he had just four incompletions and totaled two touchdowns on the day. That’s a solid outing.

The interception was the one mistake Burrow made on Sunday so that took off his final grade but otherwise, he was close to perfect. I’ll give him an A for his performance, as even with the interception, it didn’t end up mattering and he more than made up for it with what else he was able to do.

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What grade would you give Joe Burrow?