Bengals QB Joe Burrow’s 3-TD game vs. Ravens draws bold claim from Calais Campbell
Second-year quarterback Joe Burrow led the way for the Cincinnati Bengals in their pivotal 41-17 road win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.
Burrow did not have much of a problem in moving the ball downfield against the Ravens secondary over the course of the game. He led the Bengals to seven scoring drives and recorded three passing touchdowns. More so, he posted the fifth game of his season with at least a passer rating of 100, which is already more than he had last year (three) in 10 games played.
Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell recorded two quarterback hits and 0.5 sacks against Burrow, but in the end, it was not enough to help in slowing down the Bengals passer.
In speaking after the game, Campbell offered his takeaways of facing Burrow for the first time this season, where he noted that he believes this performance from him may have been the best of his NFL career to date.
“Yes, he played a great game today,” Campbell said. “This might have been his best game as a pro.
“We made it hard on him early, and he made some adjustments and did what he had to do. You have to tip your hat off to him.”
Statistically, one could make the case that this showing from Burrow is the best of his run so far in the league, as he posted a stat line of at least 400 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and a passer rating of 100 for the second time in his career.
Burrow had some help along the way in the game, especially from rookie wideout Ja’Marr Chase and running back Joe Mixon. Campbell sees that the Bengals have one dynamic offense thanks to their potent offensive threats across the board.
“His playmakers made plays for him, too,” Campbell said. “That team is talented. They have a whole lot of talented players all over the place, and today was their day. They played a good game of football.”
As it stands, the Bengals now hold the best record in the AFC North due to their 5-2 start to the campaign and head-to-head tiebreaker over the 5-2 Ravens.
Burrow and Campbell are set to clash again in Week 16 when the Bengals host the Ravens, which could be a game that may decide on which team will finish the season as AFC North winners.