Joe Burrow has been one of the best players in the NFL this season. Ravens High School has been ruled out with injuries. The results were not good for Baltimore.
Burrow burned the Ravens for 525 yards out, giving Cincinnati a crucial 41-21 win over Baltimore, putting the Bengals playing in the AFC North with two games remaining this season.
The first 2020 nominee enjoyed a great season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL 10 game in its first season. Getting into the matchup, Burrow has a very high PFF grade among qualified quarterback. He entered the ninth week with yards (3,640), the eighth with 29 yards (29) and the fourth at quarterback (100.7), although he was re-arrested for the first time (14) and was second in the pockets (44).
The Ravens joined in the game with defenders Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Christ Westry and Jimmy Smith, bringing in Anthony Averett, Robert Jackson and Kevon Seymour as starting corners.
The Burrow Games were a huge undertaking in his career, and he reached a crucial moment in the season with Cincinnati looking at the theater for the first time since 2015. Sporting News is looking at the Burrow game, and how it stands in history.
Statistics of Joe Burrow vs. Ravens
All figures for the performance of Burrow’s Week 16 were for video games.
He completed 37 of 46 to 525 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He ran twice for 11 yards.
At first, it looks like Burrow scored 500 yards early in the fourth quarter, when he defeated Tyler Boyd the winner of the 32-yard touchdown pass to bring his number to 501. However, the fishmanship was reversed, and the Bengals ended up testing a field goal.
In the team’s final run, Burrow threw four yards and 52 yards, the latter moved Cincinnati to the Baltimore 6-yard line and brought his total yards to 525 yards.
Joe Mixon’s huge victory broke the Bengals’ 490-yard line record, set by Boomer Esiason on Oct. 7, 1990, in a 34-31 victory against the Rams. He was also the most outspoken yard the Ravens allowed, surpassing the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger 506 record set at Dec. 10, 2017, according to Stathead.
A big part of the Bengal success on matchup was the variety of Burrow goals. Both Tee Higgins and rookie Ja’Marr Chase had over 100 yards for receivers, while Tiggins scored 194 yards in 12 appearances, plus two touchdowns with Chase pulling 125 yards on seven yards. Boyd had 85 yards in three touchdowns, including touchdown, and Mixon had 70 yards in six touchdowns.
The Bengals are one of only four teams with three recruits each with over 600 yards receiving this season (Chase, Higgins and Boyd), along with the 49ers, Bills and Cowboys.
A series of NFL 500-yard passing games
Burrow’s game was just 24 in NFL history to score over 500 yards in a regular season, according to Stathead.
The Rams’ QB Norm Van Brocklin had the most yards in the 554 games in the September 28, 1951 tournament against the Yanks. Burrow’s 525 yards are the fourth most successful race in the game, behind Van Brocklin, Warren Moon (527) and Matt Schaub (527).
Roethlisberger has more than a 500-plus-yard game with three, his most recent coming in 2017 games against the Ravens.
Take a look at all past quarterbacks with at least 500 yards over.
|Norm Van Brocklin||Sept. 28, 1951||Rams||Yanki||554||W 54-14|
|Warren Moon||Dec. 16, 1990||Oil||Kings||527||W 27-10|
|Matt Schaub||Nov. 18, 2012||Texas||Jaguars||527||W 43-37|
|Boomer Esiason||Nov. 10, 1996||Cardinals||Redskins||522||W 37-34|
|Ben Roethlisberger||Oct. 26, 2014||Metal tools||Colts||522||W 51-34|
|Dan Marino||Oct. 23, 1988||The dolphins||Jets||521||L 30-44|
|Matthew Stafford||January 1, 2012||Mikango||Opakapaka||520||Figure 41-45|
|Tom Brady||Sep. 12, 2011||Patriots||The dolphins||517||W 38-24|
|Jared Goff||Sep. 29, 2019||Rams||Buccaneers||517||L 40-55|
|Derek Carr||Oct. 30, 2016||Oukira||Buccaneers||513||W 30-24|
|Phil Simms||Oct. 13, 1985||They are giants||Bengals||513||L 30-35|
|Drew Brees||Nov. 19, 2006||Saints||Bengals||510||L 16-31|
|Eli Manning||Sept. 16, 2012||They are giants||Buccaneers||510||W 41-34|
|Vince Ferragamo||Dec. 26, 1982||Rams||Bears||509||L 26-34|
|Ben Roethlisberger||December 10, 2017||Metal tools||She is crazy||506||W 39-38|
|Tony romo||Oct. 6, 2013||The Cowboys||Broncos||506||Figure 48-51|
|Drew Brees||Nov. 1, 2015||Saints||They are giants||505||W 52-49|
|YA Tittle||Oct. 28, 1962||They are giants||Redskins||505||W 49-34|
|Elvis Grbac||Nov. 5, 2000||Kings||Oukira||504||Figure 31-49|
|Philip Rivers||Oct. 18, 2015||My charger||Opakapaka||503||L 20-27|
|Ben Roethlisberger||Dec. 20, 2009||Metal tools||Opakapaka||503||W 37-36|
|Matt Ryan||Oct. 2, 2016||The barn||Panthers||503||W 48-33|
|Dak Prescott||Oct. 4, 2020||The Cowboys||Browns||502||Figure 38-49|