Bengals QB Joe Burrow sets NFL rookie record during narrow defeat to the Browns
The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns were involved in a blow-for-blow shootout at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.
Regardless of the ultimate outcome of this one, though, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow made NFL history.
Not only did the former LSU star had yet another 300-yard receiving day, but he recorded his 1st 400-yard game of the season.
He now has 5 straight games of 300 yards or more, and a 6th straight would put him in some rarefied air:
Today marks Joe Burrow’s 5th game with 300+ passing yards.
The only rookie in NFL history with more such games, Andrew Luck with 6 back in 2012. pic.twitter.com/FOYi3AK4gJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 25, 2020
That wasn’t the only accolade for the rookie signal-caller, however, as Burrow became the first rookie QB in NFL history with 400 or more passing yards, three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a single game.
The Bengals entered Sunday’s game with a 1-4-1 record, but Burrow has been a solid performer for the team in his young NFL career. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner and national champion opened with a 193-yard game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but has followed it up with yardage totals of 316, 312, 300, 313, and now 400-plus.
LSU fans already know how good Burrow is, and week after week, NFL fans are learning the same as well.
— NFL345 (@NFL345) October 25, 2020