Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback #9
Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback #9

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Mediocre to close regular season

Burrow completed 25 of 42 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-16 win over the Ravens. He added three rushes for 10 yards.

Analysis: Burrow took to the air plenty with the second seed in the AFC potentially up for grabs, and he topped 40 pass attempts for the second consecutive game. His efficiency was less noteworthy, as he managed only 5.1 yards per attempt. Despite that, he did complete four passes of at least 20 yards, highlighted by a 26-yard touchdown toss to Ja'Marr Chase. With the win, Burrow and the Bengals will host the Ravens in a rematch during wild-card weekend.

Jan 8, 2023 2:57 PM EST

Tale of two halves

Burrow was dominant in the first half against the Pats, and very shaky in the second half in the Bengals' 22-18 win. He ended up completing 40 of 52 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns, while throwing two interceptions.

Analysis: All of the Bengals' scoring came in the first half, when Burrow went 28-of-36 for 284 yards and all three touchdowns. In the second half he threw a pick-six and was held under 100 yards, as the Pats' pass rush intensified, and their offense kept the Bengals off the field. The Bengals need to find out how long OT La'el Collins (knee) will be out, but presumably he won't play next week against the Bills.

Dec 24, 2022 3:13 PM EST

Throws four second-half TDs

Burrow completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 200 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 34-23 win over Tampa Bay. He added eight rushing yards on three attempts.

Analysis: It was a tale of two halves for Burrow and the Bengals, who mustered just three points in the first half before going off for 31 unanswered points after halftime. The star quarterback welcomed back Tee Higgins (hamstring) and Tyler Boyd (finger) from minor injuries by dialing up both for two of his four scores in the decisive win. Burrow is up to 31 touchdowns with three games left in the regular season, putting him well on pace to surpass last year's career-high mark of 34. The 26-year-old will prepare to face the Patriots on the road Saturday.

Dec 18, 2022 5:54 PM EST

Overcomes receiver injuries

Playing without three of his top four pass-catchers, Burrow completed 18 of 33 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's win over the Browns. He also had six carries for 10 yards.

Analysis: Tee Higgins allegedly aggravated his hamstring injury in warmups, Tyler Boyd dislocated his finger on the first pass of the game and Hayden Hurst missed the game entirely, so Burrow had to make due with Ja'Marr Chase, Trenton Irwin and Trent Taylor. When viewed in that light, Burrow's performance was pretty good. The interception was a product of a pass getting deflected at the line of scrimmage, which has been a problem for Burrow.

Dec 11, 2022 1:49 PM EST

Another command performance

Burrow completed 25 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, plus he ran 11 times for 46 yards and the game's opening touchdown in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Burrow was nearly perfect in the win, finishing the game off in style with a laser to Tee Higgins to convert a 3rd-and-11 play after the 2:00-warning. He was sacked just once, and it's worth noting that the Bengals' offensive line has done a far better job of protecting him ever since the debacle against the Browns on Halloween night. He gets his chance at revenge against the Browns next week at home.

Dec 4, 2022 5:20 PM EST

Leads Bengals to gritty win

Burrow threw for 270 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 20-16 win over the Titans on Sunday. He also had nine carries for 32 yards.

Analysis: It wasn't a banner fantasy day for Burrow, but he protected the ball (zero turnovers) and was only sacked once, despite not having the services of Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Mixon. He'll have to put up bigger numbers next week when the Bengals host the Chiefs.

Nov 27, 2022 1:47 PM EST

Four touchdown passes

Burrow was superb Sunday against the Steelers, completing 24 of 39 passes for 355 yards and four touchdowns. He did throw two tipped interceptions and was sacked twice.

Analysis: If there was a downside to Burrow's performance, it's that too many passes got tipped at the line of scrimmage, leading to the two turnovers. But he overcame that to lead the Bengals on multiple long scoring drives, connecting for over 20 yards with six different pass-catchers. A tough road matchup awaits at Tennessee, where he was sacked nine times in the playoffs last season.

Nov 20, 2022 5:04 PM EST

Overshadowed by Mixon

Burrow completed 22 of 28 passes or 206 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Panthers. He added four rushes for nine yards and an additional score.

Analysis: Burrow had a strong bounceback performance following a disappointing primetime effort in Week 8. His day was highlighted by a one-yard rushing touchdown early in the second quarter and a 12-yard scoring pass to Joe Mixon. Burrow missed out on a bigger day as Mixon accounted for five of Cincinnati's six touchdowns and because the Bengals were able to coast to a victory after jumping out to a 35-0 lead before halftime. Nevertheless, Burrow has at least two total touchdowns in all but one game this season, giving him a very safe floor.

Nov 6, 2022 3:30 PM EST

Haunted by Chase's absence

Burrow completed 25 of 35 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday's 32-13 loss to the Browns. He added two yards on one rushing attempt and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Burrow had an interception in the first quarter and a fumble in the second as the Bengals were shut out in the first half. He finally stemmed the bleeding with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd early in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late at that point, as the Bengals were trailing 25-0. A 41-yard jump ball touchdown to Tee Higgins on the following possession brought Burrow's final output up to a respectable level, but this performance suggests Burrow's fantasy managers could be in for a bumpy ride while Burrow's favorite target Ja'Marr Chase recovers from a hip injury. Chase won't be back in Week 9 against the Panthers.

Oct 31, 2022 8:17 PM EST

Shreds Falcons

Burrow completed 34 of 42 passes for 481 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 35-17 win over the Falcons. He added three rushes for 20 yards and an additional score.

Analysis: Burrow topped 37 passes for the first time since Week 1 and was incredibly efficient with his opportunity. He torched the Falcons' defense for nine completions of at least 20 yards, highlighted by touchdowns of 60, 41 and 32 yards. His effort through the air will rightfully get the majority of the attention, but Burrow also tallied a rushing score for the third consecutive game. After a relatively sluggish start to the campaign, Burrow has tallied at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in each of his last two games.

Oct 23, 2022 2:37 PM EST

Fills stat sheet with four TDs

Burrow completed 28 of 37 pass attempts for 300 yards and three touchdowns while adding 25 rushing yards and another score on four carries in Sunday's 30-26 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Burrow wore teammate Ja'Marr Chase's college uniform while entering the Superdome -- the location the duo won a national championship with LSU -- and the two star players put on a clinic against New Orleans' defense. The 25-year-old led the game-winning drive to get the Bengals back to 3-3, while also restoring faith in his fantasy managers following a down game against Baltimore last week. Burrow has now scored 14 total touchdowns (12 passing) to go against seven turnovers, but six of those seven came in one game to open the season. After missing the entire preseason following emergency appendectomy surgery, the star quarterback looks to be hitting his stride heading into a favorable matchup at home against Atlanta next Sunday.

Oct 16, 2022 2:31 PM EST

Goes for two scores in SNF loss

Burrow completed 24 of 35 pass attempts for 217 yards, a touchdown and an interception while adding three rushes for six yards and another score in Sunday's 19-17 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: The Ravens were intent on not giving up the deep ball to Burrow and his favorite target, Ja'Marr Chase (seven catches for 50 yards), leading to punts on the Bengals' first four drives of the contest. The 25-year-old continued to take what the defense gave him, and kept his team in the game until the final drive without his usual gaudy passing totals. Burrow saved what would have been his worst fantasy performance of the season with a one-yard touchdown plunge with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter. Burrow will attempt to get Cincinnati back into the win column against a resilient Saints unit next Sunday.

Oct 9, 2022 10:34 PM EST

Another strong effort Thursday

Burrow completed 20 of 31 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and non interceptions in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night. He also rushed five times for six yards.

Analysis: Burrow had the benefit of improved pass protection for the second time in four days, and his final line is a byproduct of the extra time he had to scan the field. Burrow averaged an impressive 9.3 yards per attempt and was only sacked once, finishing with a quarterback rating of 115.9 for the night. The third-year signal-caller's most prolific connection was with Tee Higgins, who recorded seven receptions for 124 yards and a 59-yard touchdown grab down the left sideline in the second quarter. Burrow closed out his strong night with a two-yard scoring toss to Hayden Hurst with 1:52 remaining to seal the win, and he'll now get some extra down time before an AFC North road showdown against the Ravens a week from Sunday.

Sep 29, 2022 8:33 PM EST

Rides hot start to first win

Burrow completed 23 of 36 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns while rushing five times for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 27-12 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Burrow threw for 95 yards on the opening drive, which he capped with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Samaje Perine, and he finished the first quarter with 163 yards and two touchdowns after linking up with Tyler Boyd for a 56-yard touchdown on the final play of the quarter. A five-yard touchdown pass to Ja'Marr Chase put the Bengals up 27-9 in the third quarter, but the Bengals were otherwise content milking the clock on offense en route to their first win of 2022. Burrow will bring a 6:4 TD:INT into Thursday's Week 4 clash with the undefeated Dolphins.

Sep 25, 2022 1:42 PM EST

No protection again in Week 2

Burrow completed 24 of 36 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown while gaining 26 yards on four carries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: After getting sacked seven times in a Week 1 loss to the Steelers, Burrow was running for his life once again in Dallas and got taken down six more times. Despite the issues in front of him on the offensive line, the third-year QB still rallied the Bengals in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-17 with less than four minutes left, only for the Cowboys to kick a game-winning FG as time expired. Cincinnati is a surprising 0-2 to begin the season, but Burrow may have a little more time to operate in Week 3 against a Jets defense that has managed only three sacks in two games so far and has surrendered 27.0 points a game.

Sep 18, 2022 6:09 PM EST

Major struggles in home loss

Burrow completed 33-of-53 pass attempts for 338 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions against Pittsburgh on Sunday while losing a fumble.

Analysis: Burrow was gutsy enough in what must have been a painful game (seven sacks and 11 hits), but he simply did not play well. While it's true that he dealt with an unacceptable amount of pressure, it's also true that he didn't handle most of those situations well. It certainly didn't help that Tee Higgins left early with a concussion, especially since Cincinnati lacks receiver depth, so hopefully Higgins is recovered and cleared before Cincinnati's Week 2 matchup with Dallas. The Dallas pass rush and secondary could be another turnover trap for Burrow if he doesn't shake off his Week 1 struggles, high-upside as the matchup might be for Burrow otherwise.

Sep 11, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Cleared for Week 1

Burrow (appendix) is not listed on the Bengals' Week 1 injury report.

Analysis: Burrow, who underwent an appendectomy July 26, is thus in line to start Sunday's regular season opener against the Steelers. Another player whose name is absent from the Bengals' Wednesday injury report is Tee Higgins (shoulder), which ensures that Burrow will have his top three wide receivers (Ja'Marr Chase, Higgins and Tyler Boyd) available this weekend.

Sep 7, 2022 1:21 PM EST

Increases practice level

Burrow (appendix) is slated to practice without limitations Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Burrow, who is bouncing back from an appendectomy that he underwent on July 26, continues to progress, but Ben Baby of notes that the QB is still working his way back from the procedure. "I could go out there and play but I'm not where I want to be yet," Burrow acknowledged Wednesday. In any case, the Bengals' franchise signal caller appears on track to be ready to start the team's Week 1 contest against the Steelers.

Aug 24, 2022 9:11 AM EST

Returns to team drills

Burrow (appendix) returned to team drills Wednesday but acknowledged he'd still like to gain weight before Week 1,'s Ben Baby reports.

Analysis: Burrow reportedly spent a ew days in the hospital after a ruptured appendix prompted an appendectomy July 26. He returned to 7-on-7s on Monday and is now back in team drills, but he's not necessarily back to 100 percent strength less than a month after surgery. The Bengals seemingly expect him to get there in time for their season opener Sept. 11 against Pittsburgh.

Aug 17, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Logs 7-on-7 reps Sunday

Burrow (appendix) participated in 7-on-7 drills during his return to practice Sunday, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In his first practice since having his appendix removed, Burrow was eased back into the mix, but he actually did more Sunday than coach Zac Taylor had anticipated. "We talked about doing two reps in 7-on-7," Taylor noted after practice. "And then he took 10. That's how it goes sometimes." Though it's uncertain when Burrow will resume practicing fully, the Bengals' franchise QB has ample time to ready himself for the team's Week 1 contest, at home against the Steelers.

Aug 14, 2022 3:35 PM EST

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