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Joe Burrow: Playoff Wins Are The New Standard In Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow isn’t weighed down by the franchise’s lack of postseason success over the last three decades.

The Bengals won their first playoff game in 31 years against the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.

It was the longest playoff win drought in the NFL. Cincinnati now travels to Tennessee to face the top-seeded Titans in the divisional round.

If it wins, the Bengals will face either Kansas or Buffalo in it’s first AFC Championship game since 1988.


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Far from being struck by such an historical achievement, Joe Burrow is disappointed it didn’t happen sooner.

Joe Burrow suffered a season ending knee injury in his rookie season. This year, he came back to lead Cincinnati to its first AFC North title in six years.

“I tried to downplay it and all that because this is how it’s gonna be from here on out,” Burrow said Tuesday during his weekly news conference. “It was a great win for us. But now this is the standard for the bare minimum every year going forward.”

Of course, Burrow is used to competing for titles thanks to his college experience. He almost won a state championship while playing at Athens High. In college, he played an undefeated season, resulting in a national title in 2020.


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“I thought it would happen last year,” Burrow said. “Unfortunately, I got hurt. But we weren’t super good last year. But this year, this is the expectation.”

“He puts in the work to put himself in a great position, and consequently that’s leading the team to great things as well,” said Bengals coach Zac Taylor.

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