Easily the upset of the week, the Bengals are going to need to retool for a Browns defense that is significantly better than the one they faced in New York this past Sunday. However, don’t tell Joe Burrow that he’ll have Myles Garrett forcing his will on their offensive line.
The second-year star quarterback, who is the only player in the NFL with multiple touchdowns in every game this season, believes the Bengals should be putting up 40 every single week.
“There’s always room to improve. We feel like we should go out and score 40 every single week,” Burrow said.
Burrow does have room to improve, and it’s good that he noted that.
The turnovers that he’s had this season have just been too costly. Against the Bears, those three straight turnovers basically cost Cincinnati the game (obviously a ton more than just Burrow’s play went into that loss).
However, while he can improve, what Burrow said isn’t wrong. The Bengals have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.
Ja’Marr Chase has proven to be an elite deep threat along with Tyler Boyd clearly a top-tier slot receiver. Add in Joe Mixon, who should have at least one Pro Bowl nomination to his name, has been drastically improved behind this offensive line as well.
All-in-all, the 40 points per game is a tad bit unrealistic, but the Bengals are that talented, and it’s good to have a lofty goal.