Because the Bills and Chiefs have been playing so well this season, the Bengals have slowly become forgotten rivals in the AFC, but against the Falcons on Sunday, the reigning AFC champions brought to the attention of the rest of the NFL that they are still one. from the best. the best teams in the league.
The Bengals are at their best when Joe Burrow brings his big game, and Barrow definitely brought his big game on Sunday. Joe Cool threw for 481 yards and three touchdowns during a dominant 35–17 home win over the Falcons.
Burrow’s passing total was the highest in the NFL this year, the second-highest of his career, and the third-highest in franchise history (he set his team and career highs in 2021 when he threw for 525 yards against the Ravens).
What makes the Bengals offense so dangerous is that they can score from anywhere on the field, and Burrow proved that when he hit Tyler Boyd in a 60-yard touchdown with his third pass of the game.
When it comes to scoring goals, there is no better team than the Bengals. The throw marked the 12th time in the past two seasons that Burrow had a TD pass for 50 yards or more. By comparison, no other quarterback has done it eight times. When it comes to CATCHing 50+ yard touchdowns over the last two seasons, no one is a better ball hitter than Ja’Marr Chase (6) and Tyler Boyd (4), who are top and second in the NFL. .
Chase didn’t add to his tally on Sunday, but he scored two touchdowns, both of which went over 30 yards. In the first game of the second quarter, Burrow threw Chase an absolute penny that went for a 32-yard touchdown:
Chase also had 41 yards in the game on the day he finished with eight throws for 130 yards. Not to be outdone, Boyd actually topped Chase’s receiving total, gaining 155 yards on eight catches.
The Bengals were only seven yards short before THREE different receivers finished with over 100 yards. Ty Higgins caught five passes for 93 yards in the game. And that’s what makes the Bengals offense so dangerous: when all three receivers are healthy, this offense is almost unstoppable. Add in Hayden Hurst (six shots for 48 yards), Joe Mixon (three shots for 33 yards) and a slowly improving offensive line, the Bengals are looking better and better every week.
The Bengals didn’t do their best for the first seven weeks of the season, and to be honest, they probably like it. The reigning conference champion usually has a goal on his back next season, but somehow that goal ended up on the Bills and Chiefs in a season where the Bengals are just quietly moving forward.
After a slow start to the season, the Bengals’ offense has finally found its place, making the Cincinnati one of the scariest teams in the NFL, and it’s fitting for this team to be scary – their next game is on Halloween.
Okay, let’s move on to the scores for each game in Week 7. If you want to know more about the Cardinals’ wild 42-34 victory over the Saints that was played on Thursday, be sure to click here.
Chicago 33-14 New England
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Cincinnati 35-17 over Atlanta
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Washington 23-21 over Green Bay
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Carolina 21-3 over Tampa Bay
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Baltimore 23-20 over Cleveland
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Dallas 24-6 over Detroit
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Tennessee 19-10 over Indianapolis
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New York Giants 23-17 over Jacksonville
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Las Vegas 38-20 over Houston
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Seattle 37-23 over LA Chargers
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Kansas City 44-23 over San Francisco
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NY Jets 16-9 over Denver
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Miami 16-10 over Pittsburgh
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