For all of the good moments Joe Burrow has had this season, one area he’s struggled in was throwing the deep ball. Through the first five games, Burrow had just one pass over 20 yards completed.
To be fair, it’s clear the Bengals don’t have receivers who are good at stretching the field, especially since A.J. Green has clearly either lost a step or is just really rusty, and John Ross has been a no-show.
The hope was Burrow would have more success with the deep ball today when Ross was activated for the first time since Week 2.
However, it was Tee Higgins who finally connected with Burrow on a deep pass, and it was a beautiful connection between the rookie No. 9 and 85.
Not only was this 67-yard play a thing of beauty, but it was also the Bengals’ biggest offensive play in three years, according to Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson.
Higgins 67-yarder longest Bengals play since 2017— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 18, 2020
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