Burrow Says He And Bengals Are Improving Every Week

The unflappable second-year quarterback, using a surgically fixed left knee, led the Bengals (3-1) to scores on all 4 second-half drives after falling back 14-0 at halftime to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Burrow finished up tossing for a season-best 348 backyards. Two touchdowns in the 24-21 win Thursday night. He completed 25 of 32 efforts (78.1%). Is averaging almost a 73% completion price through 4 video games.1%) and is balancing virtually a 73% completion rate through four video games. His 10.9 yards per completion versus the Jaguars weere a season best.

Although Tee Higgins, in 2015’s leading receiver, has been out with an injury, Burrow has actually sought to rookie Ja’Marr Chase, experienced Tyler Boyd and also tight end C.J. Uzomah, who captured both of his goal hands down Thursday. The last Uzomah connection was just one of one of the most essential. Shown Burrow’s ability to adjust. On second-and-13 at the Jacksonville 46, Burrow inspected and also saw a lane to a display pass to Uzomah, who with blockers before him roared for a 25-yard gain. That got Evan McPherson in variety for the winning field objective.

“You people have actually heard me discussing having the playbook in the back of my head and also seeing appearances I can benefit from. That features experience,” Burrow claimed.

“You always desires to begin strong – we’re 3-1, we’re in a great spot,” he claimed. “Undoubtedly, we had the one trouble where we really did not play extremely well in Chicago, however we played pretty well the various other three games. We’re simply mosting likely to maintain structure on it. I’m thrilled to have a bye weekend. It’s mosting likely to be enjoyable to view some football, and type of obtain a head and kick back start on Green Bay.”

WHAT’S WORKING

Pass protection for Burrow has come around since the first two games of the season in which he was sacked a total of 9 times. Burrow was untouched in last Sunday’s 24-10 sway the Steelers and also was sacked by the Jags simply as soon as Thursday evening.

“It’s been actually fun to see,” trainer Zac Taylor stated.

On the other hand, the ground video game is kind of stuck in the mud. The offensive line could not damage running back Joe Mixon complimentary in the initial half against Jacksonville, as well as eventually the Bengals placed in additional electrician to make some space for him. He do with 67 yards as well as hasn’t had a 100-yard effort considering that the Week 1 win over the Vikings.

LB Logan Wilson has been all over. His three interceptions are tied for the league lead. He led the Bengals with 10 overall deals with against Jacksonville. In Addition To Larry Ogunjobi, he stopped quarterback Trevor Lawrence short on a caretaker on 4th down and also the sphere inside the Bengals 1 at the end of the first fifty percent. It was a transforming factor in the game.

Higgins missed an additional game with a shoulder injury, though it opened things much more for Chase, Boyd as well as especially Uzomah. Trenton Irwin even grabbed his first catch of the season, a 25-yarder that assisted establish up the first Cincinnati score. … Cincinnati’s defensive line is still servicing a constant pass rush. Lawrence was sacked once as well as hit simply 2 various other times.

INJURIES

Mixon hopped off the area Thursday night with an ankle joint injury and also is thought about everyday. Same with Higgins, S Jessie Bates (neck), Chidobe Awuzie (groin) and also G Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee).

9 – Burrow goal goes through four games. Delve had six with 4 video games in 2020.

The Bengals have some added time to get ready for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who go to Paul Brown Stadium a week from Sunday. They can make use of the added days to obtain a few of their principals healthy again.