On Sunday, Joe Burrow appeared normal once more. In the desert, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Arizona Cardinals by a significant margin. Burrow’s performance and star receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who had a huge breakthrough, helped Cincinnati. Chase, who openly bemoaned his lack of receptions this year, more than made up for it this week. With 15 receptions, he surpassed the Bengals’ single-game record. One of those was on a gorgeous pass from a longtime teammate.
For a touchdown against the Cardinals, Burrow hit on a rainbow pass to Chase. Burrow’s throw set a new record for the seasoned quarterback. The former first-round choice made the throw with the greatest air distance of his career. The toss from Burrow’s hand to Chase’s hands traveled a remarkable 58.1 yards, per Next Gen Stats.
Joe Burrow’s TD pass to Ja’Marr Chase from 63 yards out covered 58.1 yards in the air, making it his longest career completion by air. According to Next Gen Stats, Chase’s maximum speed of 21.54 mph was the second-fastest of his career and the sixth-fastest speed by a ball carrier this season.
Joe Burrow’s TD pass to Ja’Marr Chase from 63 yards out covered 58.1 yards in the air, making it his longest career completion by air.
Burrow and Chase’s outstanding performances occurred just when the Bengals needed them most. Cincinnati began the game with a score of 1-3 and sought to prevent a score of 1-4 at all costs. They are currently in last place in the AFC North with a record of 2-3, but it could be much worse. Having lost both of its divisional games, Cincinnati is arguably in a worse situation. But triumphs are still triumphs.
The NFL community had a lot to say about Joe Burrow’s ridiculous throw.