Bengals Schedule: 6 best QB matchups for 2022
3. Patrick Mahomes
Burrow and the Bengals didn’t play Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020 but they met up twice during the 2021 season, once in the regular season and again in the AFC Championship Game. Burrow’s Bengals won both games making him 2-0 against one of the league’s best quarterbacks.
While Burrow and the Bengals have gotten the better of Mahomes in both games, this is still a matchup that fans want to watch. It makes sense as to why because both times we’ve seen Burrow and Mahomes go at it, it’s made for a great game.
These two don’t face each other until Week 13, which could mean this game has major playoff implications, much like their Week 17 game from the 2021 season did.
2. Tom Brady
We haven’t seen Joe Burrow and Tom Brady go toe-to-toe yet and for a minute there, it didn’t seem as though we ever would. Brady retired this offseason but then decided to return to the league so now we get Burrow vs. Brady for the first (and potentially last) time ever.
The game will be held in Tampa Bay in Week 15, so much like the Chiefs game, there will be playoff implications with this game. The Bucs could be vying for the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC while the Bengals might desperately need this game to win their division.
Whatever the reason, it’ll be fun to see Burrow go up against a guy who he’s been compared to countless times. Hopefully he wins this one and gets to forever say he’s undefeated against Tom Brady.