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Joe Burrow ‘hurting’ after 0-2 record to begin his Bengals career

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Cincinnati Bengals rookie slash savior Joe Burrow isn’t accustomed to losing. The LSU standout went undefeated last season, besting Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence in the NCAA title game en route to a Heisman trophy-winning season. And yet to begin his NFL career, he finds himself staring at two losses to his name.

Burrow expressed his disdain for defeat to reporters after his squad fell 35-30 to the Cleveland Browns.

“Losing isn’t very fun,” Burrow  said. “This might be the only time in my sporting career that I have lost two games in a row. It doesn’t feel very good. I know that the guys in there are hurting. We are going to come back to work tomorrow and try to get this thing right. Losing is unacceptable to me, to everyone in there, to coach [Zac] Taylor and to everybody in this organization. We are just going to have to get it fixed.”

“I will never adjust or accept losing,” Burrow added. “That is just something that is not in my mindset so this 0-2 start is really hurting me. I know it is hurting Coach and everybody in there. We will never adjust to losing. We will never accept losing. We’re just going to have to get it right.”

Not everyone is a fan of a rookie quarterback taking the reins of a franchise right away. But after the poise this freshman has shown despite the two losses, it’s hard to argue that he shouldn’t be starting for the Bengals this early.

Burrow’s first game saw him lead a late charge that fell just short of stealing an opening week victory against the Chargers. In just his second game, he’s already secured a handful of NFL records.

Joe Burrow may ultimately have to deal with failure early in his career. But Bengals fans can only hope he won’t be taking losses for much longer.