Joe Burrow’s Career Day Has Bengals One Step Closer to AFC North Crown

Glenn Kaplan

Joe Burrow for the Cincinnati Bengals torched the Baltimore Ravens last time these two football teams played earlier in the NFL season. He torched them once again as Burrow completed 37-of-46 passes for 525 yards and four touchdowns, in a 41-21 win for Cincinnati over Baltimore.

With the win, the Bengals are one step closer to clinching the AFC North crown. They swept the Ravens. Cincinnati also swept the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the first time since 2009 that has happened. The Cincinnati Bengals have also not won the AFC North crown since the 2015 season. Cincinnati has a great chance from going worst to first in one season and this team has a bright future because of Joe Burrow.

He has stepped up in big-time games. They could clinch the AFC North Division by as early as next weekend if they get things to bounce their way.

Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter for Cincinnati. He threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd, a 9-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mixon, and a 1-yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins.

Tyler Boyd finished with three receptions for 85 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Bengals.

Mixon caught six passes for 70 yards receiving and a touchdown for Cincinnati. He was also their leading rusher with 65 yards on 18 carries and a score. Joe Mixon scored on a 1-yard touchdown rush for the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter.

Tee Higgins was Cincinnati’s leading receiver with 12 receptions for 194 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He was simply outstanding all game long for them and completely torched their secondary, which was banged up.

Higgins also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow in the fourth quarter for the Bengals.

Cincinnati’s defense faced Josh Johnson instead of Tyler Hundley (COVID) and Lamar Jackson (ankle injury).

Anyhow, this is a monster win for Zac Taylor and this is huge for him in his third year coaching this football team. Joe Burrow has a lot to do with this team’s success so far this season and it feels like they’re just getting started.

The Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) next football game will be at home against the Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) next Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens (8-7) next football game will be at home against the Los Angeles Rams (11-4) next Sunday.

-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports

Photo Credit: Twitter @Bengals

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