Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow produced the NFL’s fourth-best regular-season passing game and set another league record during the Bengals’ 41-21 AFC North Division victory Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens.
Burrow completed 37 of 46 passes for a franchise record 525 yards with four touchdowns, eclipsing the previous mark of Boomer Esiason (490) set in 1990.
Burrow’s career-high total was fourth best in NFL history, trailing Norm Van Brocklin’s 554 yards set against the New York Jets in 1951.
The former LSU Heisman Trophy winner also became the first NFL to pass for 900 yards against a single team in the same season.
Two former LSU standouts that were named to the Pro Bowl in their respective divisions both enjoyed standout performances Sunday with Burrow’s top target – J’Marr Chase – catching seven passes for 125 yards.
Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota topped the Vikings with eight receptions for 116 yards.
Tennessee Titans 20, San Francisco 17
Titans: DB Kristian Fulton 2 tackles (1 solo), WR Racey McMath 0 catches on 1 target. LB Tory Carter (Out with ankle injury).
49ers: DE Arden Key 1 tackle.
Green Bay Packers 24, Cleveland Browns 22
Browns: WR Jarvis Landry 4 catches on 7 targets, 55 yards, LB Jacob Phillips 2 tackles, DB Greedy Williams 5 tackles (5 solos), DB Grant Delpit 6 tackles (4 solos).
Indianapolis Colts 22, Arizona Cardinals 16
Cardinals: DT Rashard Lawrence 2 tackles (1 solo).
Cincinnati Bengals 41, Baltimore Ravens 21
Bengals: QB Joe Burrow 37 of 46 passing for 554 yards and 4 TDs), 5 carries, 25 yards, WR J’Marr Chase 7 catches on 10 targets for 125 yards, DT Tyler Shelvin (inactive).
Ravens: LB Patrick Queen 9 tackles (4 solo), 1 TFL, 1 pass defensed.
Buffalo Bills 33, New England Patriots 21
Patriots: CB Jalen Mills 6 tackles (6 solo), DT Davon Godchaux 3 tackles
Bills: LS Blake Ferguson snapped 5 times; going 3 of 3 on extra points, 2 of 2 on, CB Tre’Davious White (Out for season with knee injury).
L.A. Rams 30, Minnesota Vikings 23
Rams: OT Andrew Whitworth (Reserve/COVID-19 list). WR Odell Beckham Jr. 4 catches on 8 targets, 37 yards and a TD.
Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson 8 catches, 116 yards, DB Patrick Peterson 2 tackles (1 solo), DE Danielle Hunter (injured reserve).
New York Jets 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 21
Jaguars: LB K’Lavon Chaisson 2 tackles (2 solos), WR DJ Chark Jr. fractured his left ankle and is out for the season; OT Badara Traore (practice squad), QB Danny Etling (practice squad).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32, Carolina Panthers 6
Panthers: DB Donte’ Jackson no stats, WR Terrace Marshall 0 catches on 1 target, DT Frank Herron (practice squad), TE Stephan Sullivan (practice squad).
Buccaneers: LB Kevin Minter 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 1 QB hit, LB Devin White 4 tackles (2 solo), WR Cyril Grayson 3 catches on 3 targets and 81 yards, CB Rashard Robinson (Injured reserve), RB Leonard Fournette (Injured reserve).
Philadelphia Eagles 34, New York Giants 10
Eagles: CB Kary Vincent (inactive), LB JaCoby Stevens (practice squad)
Houston Texans 41, Los Angeles Chargers 29
Chargers: DT Breiden Fehoko No stats.
Atlanta Falcons 20, Detroit Lions 16
Falcons: WR Russell Gage 4 catches on 5 targets for 39 yards; LB Deion Jones 10 tackles (8 solo), pass defensed.
Lions: DT Michael Brockers 4 tackles (2 solo).
Las Vegas Raiders 17, Denver Broncos 13
Raiders: TE Foster Moreau 4 catches on 4 targets, 67 yards.
Broncos: C Lloyd Cushenberry started for an offensive line that helped produce 158 total yards on 40 and allowed 2 sacks for minus-13 yards.
Chicago Bears 25, Seattle Seahawks 24
Seahawks: C Ethan Pocic and OG Damien Lewis started for an offensive line that helped produced 331 total yards on 53 plays (6.2 yards per game), including 24 rushes for 170 yards with 2 sacks for minus-20 yards, DT Al Woods 5 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 TFL, DB Jamal Adams (injured reserve).
Kansas City Chiefs 36, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire 9 carries, 27 yards and a TD, 1 catch on 1 target for 14 yards; RB Darrel Williams 11 carries for 55 yards, 3 catches on 3 targets for 30 yards; DB Tyrann Mathieu 2 tackles (2 solo), recovered fumble.
Steelers: OG Trai Turner started for an offensive line that generated 303 total yards on 70 plays (4.3 yards per play) and allowed 2 sacks for minus-21 yards.
Dallas Cowboys 56, Washington Football Team 14
Cowboys: OT La’el Collins Started for an offensive line that generated 497 yards on 73 plays (6.8 yards per play) and allowed 3 sacks for minus-11 yards, LB Jabril Cox (injured reserve).
Washington: OT Saadiq Charles Started for an offensive line that compiled 257 yards on 57 plays (4.5 yards per play) and allowed 5 sacks for minus-16 yards.
Miami Dolphins 20, New Orleans Saints 3
Saints: OLB Kwon Alexander (Reserve/COVID-19 list); C William Clapp Didn’t play.
Dolphins: LS Blake Ferguson Had a total of 10 spaps with 6 punts, 2 of 2 on extra points and 2 of 3 on field goals, LB Duke Riley (injured reserve).
Go Joe Burreuax!
Burrow continues to be a Hero!