Bengals’ Joe Burrow made all kinds of QB history in loss to Browns
Joe Burrow’s name is being thrown a lot these days. But not as much as he threw the ball on Thursday night. The impressive rookie quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals broke all sorts of NFL records in their close 35-30 loss to the Cleveland Browns at the FirstEnergy Stadium.
He attempted a whopping 61 passes to become the first rookie since 1950 with over 60 attempts and zero interceptions.
Joe Burrow is the first rookie since 1950 with 60+ pass attempts and zero interceptions in a game
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 18, 2020
It was also the second most attempts ever by a newcomer behind the 63 of Chris Weinke for the Carolina Panthers in 2001.
Oh wait, there’s more.
The 23-year-old Burrow completed 37 of his 61 throws in his first game on the road. According to Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the most in a game by a rookie in NFL history.
Joe Burrow was 37-61 with 316 yards and 3 pass TD on Thursday night.
According to @EliasSports Burrow's 37 completions are the most in a game by a rookie in NFL history.
His 61 pass attempts are the 2nd most all-time by a rookie quarterback. pic.twitter.com/HAio5K5UM1
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 18, 2020
The former LSU standout tallied 316 yards and three touchdowns in a valiant effort against the Browns, who improved to 1-1 behind the high-octane rushing tandem of Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb.
This year’s first overall pick, Burrow followed up his fine debut performance last week against the Los Angeles Chargers with an even finer showing as he also faced off with the top draft selection of 2018 in Baker Mayfield. But he needs more help from their offensive line to become more efficient.
Burrow and the Bengals will try to look for their first win in Week 3 as they visit Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles.