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Joe Burrow Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Isaiah De Los Santos
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. / (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals had a huge opportunity in front of them against a banged-up Atlanta Falcons secondary this past Sunday. They certainly took advantage, as Burrow's huge day propelled Cincinnati to a dominant 35-17 win.

After his offensive explosion, Burrow has been recognized for his Week 7 efforts.

Burrow took home AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his big day. He was joined by New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner and Tennessee Titans kicker Randy Bullock to round out the winners in his conference, while New York Jets quarterback Daniel Jones won the same award for the NFC.

Cincinnati's gunslinger was purely electric in Week 7. He threw for a staggering 481 passing yards and 3 touchdowns as he picked apart the Falcons' defense with ease. The LSU product even added 20 rushing yards and another score on the ground to lock this in as one of his best showings ever.

Surprisingly enough, Burrow's 481 passing yards is only his second-highest mark in a game. His current career high is 525, which he set on Dec. 26 of last season against the Baltimore Ravens.

Burrow will look to keep things going in Week 8 on primetime against the Cleveland Browns. Cincinnati is a 3.5-point favorite heading into that contest, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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