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Where’s the bright side in starting 0-2 in less than a full week?

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Bengals QB Joe Burrow’s prime time debut does not disappoint despite loss
Despite coming up short in his prime time debut, Bengals QB Joe Burrow managed to make history in a stellar Thursday night performance against the Browns that gave the rest of the football world a peek at how good he might end up being.

Joe Burrow’s best plays from prime-time debut | Week 2
Watch some of Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow’s best plays from his prime-time debut on Thursday night.

Browns vs. Bengals score, takeaways: Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb outduel Joe Burrow in AFC North barnburner -
Cleveland rushed for over 200 yards and controlled the line of scrimmage from the very beginning.

NFL: Browns beat Bengals as Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrow impress
Baker Mayfield won his first meeting against rookie Joe Burrow.

The Bengals fall to the Browns, 35-30, despite Joe Burrow's three touchdown passes.
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, on his way to three touchdown passes in his first prime-time game, swashbuckled his team back into the game with 5:55 left. But on the ensuing possession the Browns never had to throw it and used the 1-2 ground punch of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to gash the Cincinnati defense for 75 yards and a touchdown on six carries to put away the 35-30 victory.

Around the League

Fan who attended Texans-Chiefs opener tests positive for COVID-19
A fan who attended the Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium tested positive for COVID-19, Kansas City Health officials reported.

Seven NFL players who will rebound from Week 1 stumbles
Don't write off Tom Brady, Saquon Barkley or Stephen Gostkowski just yet. Gil Brandt lists seven players who will bounce back from bumpy Week 1 performances.

Tom Brady focused on leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers to first win after rocky debut
Tom Brady says he's just trying to win his first game as a Buc, something he and Tampa Bay will set out to do Sunday against the Panthers.

Bill Belichick heaps praise on Seattle's Russell Wilson
Bill Belichick loves every single thing about Russell Wilson's game, and he wasn't shy about sharing all the details.

Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey having season-ending surgery
Chargers center Mike Pouncey, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who has started all 114 career games in which he has played, will undergo season-ending hip surgery, the team said.