3 ways Joe Burrow can thrive vs. 49ers in week 14
How Joe Burrow can thrive vs. 49ers
2. Limit turnovers and negative plays
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals have caught themselves in a very turnover-friendly mode as of late, and it is starting to catch up to them in a negative way. The former No. 1 overall pick is having a great season, however, he still leads the entire NFL in interceptions with 14, and he has fumbled in two out of the last three games.
The Bengals’ offensive line also performed at a deficient level and has put the Bengals behind the chains and in adverse situations. With Riley Reiff and Trey Hopkins on the verge of returning after missing last week, it should be a big boost to the line, and they will need it facing the 49ers front seven, which is extremely strong.
The Bengals have turned the ball over nine times since the game against the Browns, including four times last week against the Chargers. Winning these crucial games down the stretch will be extremely hard if Cincinnati continues to turn the ball over at a high rate.
Teams have to play clean football, or otherwise, they could see themselves outside of the playoff picture real quick.
Burrow remains the highest graded AFC quarterback by Pro Football Focus this season, though, so yes, turnovers need to be cut back. Still, nonetheless, Joey Franchise has had an excellent season and has been not only debatably been the best quarterback in the AFC North but one of the best in the entire AFC.