Joe Burrow says winning playoff games is “the standard moving forward”

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

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to head to Nashville for a date with the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round, Joe Burrow took the stand to talk to the media on Tuesday.

During his press conference, Burrow discussed how stoked the fans had to be with the team winning its first playoff game in 31 years. He knew that while the fans were stoked, he couldn’t have that same energy because there’s still work to be done.

The stripes have two more games to win in order to get to the Super Bowl and Burrow recognizes that. He discussed that during his press conference.

Joe Burrow: “This is the standard, the bare minimum going forward.”

Burrow has played in a lot of big games during the course of his football career and he knows what’s at stake. He mentioned that the last half of the 2021 regular season was pretty much a playoff game every week and says he knows how it feels to be in these games.

When Burrow was asked if he ever had a rough game in the biggest moments, he laughed it off in typical Joey Franchise fashion.

Burrow also discussed the calmness he always displays when he’s on the field. It’s something fans throughout the league have noticed — Joey Franchise can’t be phased.

Burrow mentioned that being intense early on won’t do anyone favors because that’s hard to sustain. He’s displayed this time and time again, remaining cool, calm, and collected under pressure, even when there’s so much on the line.

Burrow continues to show why he was worthy of being the No. 1 overall pick two years ago. He told the media on Tuesday that he expected the playoff success with his team to happen sooner, which raised some eyebrows. Did he expect the Bengals to be a playoff team during his rookie season?

Either way, Burrow got the team not only to the playoffs in his sophomore season but got them their first W since the 1990 season. He wasn’t even born the last time Cincinnati had won a playoff game prior to Saturday’s monumental win.

Burrow continues to show what makes him such a good quarterback and an upset over the Titans this weekend would continue to add to his legacy.

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Get it done, Joey Franchise.