The Cincinnati Bengals schedule was released last week and it’ll be a tough, but doable path to get back to the Super Bowl in the 2022 season, especially with Joe Burrow at the helm.
Speaking of Burrow, now that the Bengals have one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the league, it’s only natural that the team will get more primetime games because of it and we’ve seen that be the case this year.
Who are the toughest quarterbacks that Burrow and his Bengals will go against this year? Obviously he isn’t directly in competition with these quarterbacks but when it comes to an NFL match-up, the quarterbacks direct how people view these games.
Let’s take a look at the six best QB matchups for Burrow and the Bengals.
6. Dak Prescott
In just the second game of the season, Burrow and the stripes will head to Dallas to face off against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Normally, the Cowboys wouldn’t be on the schedule but thanks to the additional regular-season game, these two will go head-to-head this year.
The Bengals and Cowboys played each other in 2020 when Burrow was a rookie but neither he nor Prescott played due to injuries. With this game coming much earlier in the year, this matchup should take place and it should end up being a good one.
Prescott threw for 4,449 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 10 picks through 16 starts last year while rushing for 146 yards and a touchdown. He used to be more of a runner but the more important he’s become to the Cowboys, the less he tends to take off with the football now.
Burrow vs. Prescott in Week 2 in Big D should be a lot of fun.