In the first playoff run of his NFL career, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sure has stepped up to the occasion, which has left running back Joe Mixon in sheer awe.
After helping to snap the Bengals’ playoff win drought in the AFC wild-card round against the Las Vegas Raiders, Burrow was once again a headline-performer in the AFC divisional round victory over the Tennessee Titans. The second-year quarterback did not have his best showing in the contest, but he did anchor the late, game-winning drive that culminated with a 52-yard field goal by kicker Evan McPherson.
Mixon sees that Burrow’s standout play in crucial stages of games is not only due to his sheer play but also his cool, calm and collected manner when running the offense.
“I told you, his poise,” Mixon said following the win over Tennessee. “That’s one thing that — everybody talks about his arm, his swag, the way he approaches the game. No, like to me it’s his poise.
“He’s got ice in his veins.”
Overall, Burrow shined in pivotal moments of games over the regular season, which included 16 passing touchdowns in the red zone and three game-winning drives.
Burrow is now set for the biggest game of his career, as he will lead the Bengals in the upcoming AFC Championship game against either the Kansas City Chiefs or Buffalo Bills. The Bengals sure will need a poise Burrow in what will be their most notable game in quite a while.