Joe Burrow on Bengals vs Chiefs game: “We’ll be ready”
Bengals QB Joe Burrow says Cincinnati will “be ready for whatever” the Chiefs have during their next matchup, and shares the reason why he works so hard.
In a year where many NFL fans expected the Bengals to finish last in their division, quarterback Joe Burrow took Cincinnati to a whole new level.
Last Saturday, Burrow led the Bengals to their first road playoff win in the franchise’s history.
A week before that, he broke the 31-year playoff curse with the Las Vegas Raiders by beating them 26-19.
And two weeks before, the 25-year-old helped Cincinnati clinch the AFC North as he put up 446 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Burrow: “We can beat anybody in the League”
When asked whether the QB had a moment this season when he realized his team was going to go to the Super Bowl and be a championship team, his response was a humble no.
“No I didn't know about the whole Super Bowl thing, but when we went into Baltimore and beat Baltimore, I thought we could be a really good team. I thought we could win our division, and then we just kept getting better and better. I think we can beat anybody in the league, and I think we’ve proven that.”
Referring to the Bills vs Chiefs game last week, and all the great young quarterbacks in the NFC, Burrow described the level of quarterback-play it's gonna take to win the conference this year:
“Near perfect,” said Burrow…. Patrick Mahomes has been near perfect for four years, or however many years he's been starting. So that’s what it 's gonna take for me. It's not just a QB-driven game, it’s a team game. But I think wins and losses usually come down to how each quarterback plays.
Bengals will be “ready for whatever”
Moreover, when asked how much he will try to anticipate what the Chiefs are going to do, and how much he will just react, Burrow said the Bengals will be ready.
“The entire year, teams have done something different than with all other teams, against us. We have our game plan against certain coverages that you expect… We have to make adjustments every week because teams tend to play us a little differently. So, we’ll be ready for whatever they (Chiefs) have.”
Burrow continued to add that "these (big games) are the reason that I play football. I play to get to these moments, and to make plays, and to take advantage of my opportunities.”
“I work so hard so I get to these moments and play well," he concluded.
The game will determine who will be awarded the Lamar Hunt Trophy as Champions of the AFC.