The Cincinnati Bengals entered the bye week with a 3-3 record.
More importantly, Joe Burrow is working back into his full form after a lingering calf injury limited him to start the season.
One of the biggest signs of Burrow’s health improving has been his completion percentage.
Entering the season, Burrow was No. 1 all-time with a career 68% completion percentage.
After the first few weeks, Burrow had a 55.3% completion percentage that dropped him out of first place.
But in his last two weeks, back-to-back wins, Burrow posted a 74%, moving back to second all-time, just behind Drew Brees, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. So a good performance in Week 8 could put him back into first place.
Burrow will need to be fully healthy if the Bengals are able to secure some statement wins.