Joe Burrow against the Ravens. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs out of the pocket in the fourth quarter during a Week 16 NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 41-21. Baltimore Ravens At Cincinnati Bengals Dec 26

Sunday’s clash between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens saw Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow make some history. In Cincinnati’s 41-21 win over the COVID-19 depleted Ravens (who were starting Josh Johnson at quarterback thanks to COVID issues for Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley), Burrow completed 37 of 46 passes for 525 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. That not only set a team record, it was the fourth-highest yardage total in NFL regular season history. And it set a NFL record for the first player to throw for 900-plus yards against one team in one season:

Here are some of Burrow’s highlights on the day:


This also came as a notable reaction to pre-game comments from Ravens’ defensive coordinator Wink Martindale:

Here’s video of Burrow’s response:

At any rate, Burrow definitely came out with a gold jacket-level performance this week. And he’s hurt the Ravens an unprecedented amount this year. His Bengals are now 9-6 on the year and atop the AFC North, ahead of the Ravens (8-7), the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8-1) and the Cleveland Browns (7-8). We’ll see where they go from here, but he sure led them to an impressive win Sunday.

[; photo from Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer, via USA Today Sports]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.