Joe Burrow provides an injury update following win over Chiefs

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

In the final minutes of the Cincinnati Bengals‘ 34-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to clinch the AFC North, Joe Burrow was injured and hobbled off the field. This paved the way for Brandon Allen to step into the game and take the final few snaps for the team in the most important win in several years.

Burrow spoke to the media following the division-clinching victory and gave everyone an update on his injury. He said it was sore after he was injured in the loss to the Chargers but that it’s nothing serious.

The Bengals knew that they were going to take a knee and then spike the ball to set up Evan McPherson’s field goal, so there wasn’t a good reason to bring Burrow back out there. Allen was more than capable of handling those two snaps and he did just that.

When asked if this is the best ball Burrow has ever played, he agreed and said he’s seeing the field really well. It’s hard to argue that, as he’s thrown for over 900 yards in his last two games. The kid is on fire.

Burrow probably knew during his senior season at LSU that ended with a National Championship title that he’d be quarterbacking the Bengals. At the time, there was speculation if he’d refuse to play for the organization due to their not great reputation but Burrow said he knew he wanted to be a Bengal.

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The storyline in this game was how much Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase lit up a Chiefs defense that had been playing really well during their eight-game win streak. Burrow poked fun at a common meme amongst the NFL when it came to targeting Chase on the key 3rd-and-27.

Another big talking point was the fact that Burrow’s nameplate was ripped off of his jersey during the game. The quarterback had no idea that this was the case apparently.

Burrow also made sure to smoke a cigar in honor of the big win. This is something he was legendary for during his time at LSU.

No one expected the Bengals to be here this year but everyone knew if they were able to get to this point that it’d be because of Joe Burrow. He’s the right guy for the job in Cincinnati and he proved it in the big win over the Chiefs.

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Next up is a trip to Cleveland and with the No. 1 seed still on the line, it’s likely we see Burrow take the field next week.