What Joe Burrow did with game ball after first NFL win is stuff of legends
Former LSU star and Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow picked up his first win on Sunday, but what Burrow did with the football is notable in itself.
The win over the Jacksonville Jaguars was his third straight 300-yard passing game, but he shrugged off the special game ball to commemorate the achievement.
“It was a really good football, so I just threw it right back in with the other game balls so we don’t lose it,” Burrow told Pro Football Talk by phone after the 33-25 win over Jacksonville. “(W)e’re gonna use it for the game next week,” Burrow added. “You only get so may. You’ve got to keep them when you can.”
The Bengals had 505 yards of offense, and Burrow became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games. The Bengals offensive line play appeared to improve as Burrow was sacked just once, after he was sacked eight times a week ago in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Burrow went 25 of 36 passing for 300 yards and a touchdown to Joe Mixon.
Burrow and the Bengals will play at the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday as they look to improve on their 1-2-1 record to star the season.