The Cincinnati Bengals earned their fourth playoff win of the Joe Burrow era on Sunday, outclassing the rival Baltimore Ravens to advance to the AFC Divisional Round. For ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, the win was especially special.
Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show, Herbstreit praised Burrows for his energy and confidence and believes it is rubbing off on the rest of the fans. He added that the city of Cincinnati firmly believed that as long as Burrow was playing, they could win any game.
Herbstreit said, “Joe Burrow’s energy and confidence changed everything for the Bengals… All of Cincinnati believes they can win every game they’re in.”
The numbers certainly bear it out as well. The Bengals have only lost two games by more than one score over the past two seasons.
Joe Burrow has the Cincinnati Bengals at their best since the 1970s and 1980s, when they were a force to be reckoned with and often in Super Bowl contention.
Burrow is only three years into his career and already has a Super Bowl appearance to his name. Bengals veterans like Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason didn’t reach those milestones until the middle of their respective careers.
The Bengals appeared to be a force to be reckoned with in the NFL for the entirety of Burrows’ career.
Is there anyone in the NFL that the Bengals can’t beat?