The Cincinnati Bengals entered Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens with many doubters.
Some wondered if they could beat any of the marquee teams in the NFL, even after starting 4-2.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow proved they could and had a career day against the Ravens on Sunday.
Everyone knew that Burrow was good.
But, he is proving to be very, very good.
The Ravens led the game 13-10 at halftime, but the Bengals scored 28 unanswered points in the second half.
Burrow finished with a career-high 416 yards 3 TD’s and 1 INT.
Ja’Marr Chase also had a big performance as well with 8 catches for 201 yards.
One of these included this highlight-reel catch.
JA'MARR CHASE CANNOT BE STOPPED. #RuleTheJungle
— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2021
Tight end C.J. Uzomah also had an impressive 32-yard touchdown.
Block. Release. Catch. Spike. Score Two TDs. #NationalTightEndsDay
Watch on CBS pic.twitter.com/QAgT0D8WR5
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 24, 2021
It was an impressive day in Baltimore against a tough Ravens defense.
NFL World Reacts
To many, Joe Burrow and the Bengals have put the NFL on notice with the impressive win.
It's amazing how quickly #JoeBurrow has turned the Cincinnati Bengals around. They proved they now belong with the big boys my manhandling the Ravens on the road today to raise their record to 5-2. This was a 2-14 team just two years ago!
— Tuan Pham (@15minofPham) October 24, 2021
Burrow and Chase terrorized the Ravens today to take control of the division 🐯 @brgridiron
Are the Bengals AFC contenders? pic.twitter.com/UZTPfDlLDV
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 24, 2021
— Eric Bryan Reinholtz (@ericjerseyvill) October 24, 2021
— FromTheBench (@FromTheBenchYT) October 24, 2021
Justin Herbert vs. Ravens
22/39, 195 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 67.8 QB Rating
Joe Burrow vs. Ravens
23/38, 416 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 113.5 QB Rating
— A. Washington-Childs, Esq. ⚖ (@EsquireAWC) October 24, 2021
Some are even saying to put Burrow in the NFL MVP conversation.
— Idgaf (@Idgaf86919522) October 24, 2021
The Bengals have now moved into a first-place tie with the Ravens in the AFC North with both teams at 5-2.
They now have cast little doubt that they will be playoff contenders throughout the rest of the regular season.
The Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase connection is proving to be among the NFL’s best.
Things look even brighter for the Bengals as they take on the Jets next Sunday.