Joe Burrow praises ‘unbelievable’ Tee Higgins after Week 16 win
By Kristen Wong
Here’s a list of some unbelievable things this 2021 Cincinnati Bengals team has achieved so far:
Swept the Steelers.
Swept the Ravens.
Currently place first in the AFC North.
What was most unbelievable in Week 16, specifically, was wide receiver Tee Higgins‘ jaw-dropping performance against Baltimore.
Joey B inked his own name in history books with 525 yards and four touchdowns, but he knows quarterbacks are only as great as their wide receivers.
On Sunday, Tee Higgins was that wide receiver.
Higgins hauled in 12 catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per catch.
Cincinnati Bengals’ Tee Higgins had a game to remember in Week 16
Perhaps Higgins benefitted the most from the Ravens’ frequent double teams on Ja’Marr Chase, but Higgins nonetheless made the most of his open looks.
Whenever there was a Bengals passing play, there was a good chance No. 85 was at the end of the throw, dodging defenders left and right and getting crucial first downs.
Higgins had 100-plus yardage games before — in Week 12, 13, and 14 — but none quite as productive as Week 16.
The second-year wideout received much deserved praise from Burrow after the game, and Burrow understandably only had good adjectives to describe Higgins’ performance: Unbelievable. Strong hands. Awesome.
Burrow has complimented his other wide receivers before, but Higgins deserves all the love this game.
It helps that the Bengals were essentially playing the Ravens’ practice squad defense since Baltimore has been ravaged by injuries.
Still, Higgins played the best out of all other Bengals receivers, and he’s been patiently waiting for a game like this all season.
Cincinnati is just starting to show how good their offense — Higgins, Boyd, and Chase combined — can be. Defenses should take cover.