Joe Burrow has done it again.
In the Cincinnati Bengals’ 34-11 win over the Detroit Lions, Burrow threw for three touchdowns and 271 yards as he picked apart Detroit’s secondary. The Lions had actually lost their previous three games by a combined 14 points, and this was easily the biggest defeat they’ve suffered this season (previous high was 18 at Green Bay).
Burrow managed to make some history in the process.
For the sixth time this season, Burrow threw for at least two touchdowns. He becomes just the second first or second-year QB to ever throw for 2+ scores in each of his first six games in an NFL season.
The other guy to do it is former Miami Dolphins QB and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino.
With 3 TD passes in today's @Bengals victory, Joe Burrow (@JoeyB) joins @ProFootballHOF QB @DanMarino as the only 1st or 2nd year QBs with 2+ TD passes in each of their team's 1st 6 games of a season in @NFL history. pic.twitter.com/TUNNI38Sf8— NFL345 (@NFL345) October 17, 2021
This was actually just the fourth time Burrow has ever thrown for three scores in a game. Two of them have now come in a four-week span after he had three passing scores vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.
Burrow will look to keep the streak going next week against the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens with first place in the AFC North at stake. It will also be just the second Joe Burrow vs. Lamar Jackson battle, as these two are clearly among the NFL’s new guard of star QBs that will thrive and lead their teams to many wins.