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Joe Burrow Sets Historic NFL Record

Max Staley
Joe Burrow sets historic NFL record with his Week 4 performance.
Joe Burrow sets historic NFL record with his Week 4 performance. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Anyone who has watched Joe Burrow play knows just how impressive the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is. He's singlehandedly carrying this Cincinnati Bengals team right now. In fact, he's doing so in historic fashion.

After throwing for 300 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4, Burrow has become the first rookie in NFL history throw for 300 or more passing yards in three straight games.

That's obviously impressive on its own, but it's flat-out incredible when you take his supporting cast into account. Burrow is doing this behind arguably the league's worst offensive line. On average he has just 1.7 seconds in the pocket this season, tying him for the third-worst mark among QBs who have started all four games.

Pro Football Focus also gave Cincinnati's offensive line the league's fourth-worst pass-blocking grade thus far.

To be fair, Burrow does benefit from playing with a very talented skill-position group. But there aren't many QBs who could string together three 300-plus yard games behind an offensive line that's this ineffective. Just take a look at what Carson Wentz is doing behind Philadelphia's offensive line.

For the first time in a while, the future is bright for the Cincinnati Bengals. That's all thanks to No. 9.


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