Joe Burrow becomes Bengals single-season passing leader

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow just made history, officially becoming the single-season passing leader in franchise history.

On Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, Burrow picked up right where he left off in Week 16’s demolition of the Ravens, completing 15 of 21 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.

Currently, his career passing yardage comes in at 4,358 yards. The previous Bengals single-season passing yard record was held by Andy Dalton, who recorded 4,293 yards back in 2013.

Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow breaks franchise record for most single-season passing yards

Burrow is also making waves across the league with his monster passing yard games all throughout the 2021 season.

Week 17 against the Chiefs marks his 26th career game, making Burrow the fourth-fastest player to reach 7,000 passing yards in NFL history.

This game against Patrick Mahomes was already predicted to be a high-scoring affair, and Burrow has been keeping Cincinnati close on the Chiefs’ heels.

Kansas City currently have an 11-point lead, but the Bengals have shown that they can compete against the best.

Prior to the game, Burrow wore a t-shirt with pictures of his three wide receivers — Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Ja’Marr Chase — which is a cute nod to his chemistry with his wideout room.

Apart from Burrow, Chase has been the most productive Bengals player on the field with two touchdowns and 111 receiving yards.

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Let’s hope Joey Franchise can go toe-to-toe with Mahomes for the rest of the game and maybe, just maybe, pull off the upset of the season.