Joe Burrow helps end Cincinnati Bengals' playoff drought: 'This is expected, so we’re moving on'
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals ended the franchise’s 31-year playoff drought that stretched over 8 games.
The LSU legend was 24-for-34 passing for 244 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders as the Bengals moved on to the divisional round. After the game, Burrow said, “This is expected, so we’re moving on and added that it’s “back to work.”
Burrow was low-key in the post-game media session, as he has been throughout the regular season, and added, “This is the playoffs. If you dwell on this one too much, you’re going to get beat in the next round.”
Burrow said he did not hear a whistle during the play when he threw a 10-yard touchdown to Tyler Boyd late in the first half to give the Bengals a 20-6 lead.
That was during a huge first half for the Bengals, as Cincinnati made it 4 for 4 on scoring drives though the score came with some controversy.
It appeared at first glance that Burrow may have been out of bounds, but play continued even though there was an erroneous whistle by an official, who apparently thought Burrow stepped out of bounds.
The play counted, even though there were protests from the Raiders, who cited the rule that the ball should be returned to the previous spot.
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