Before facing the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Finals for the second straight season on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is not surprised by the remarkable performances of his team.
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“I wouldn’t say it’s surreal,” the quarterback told ESPN on Friday.
“I think if you had said we were going to be in this situation a few years ago, people would have called you crazy. We trusted the process, the organization and the management and we brought together a great team and people who made it possible for us to get here,” explained the main interested party.
Last year, the protégés of Zac Taylor caused the surprise by eliminating the Chiefs at home in the final of the American Association. Cincinnati had suddenly ended a 32-year drought without participation in the Super Bowl. However, the Bengals’ fine run came to an end in the final game against the Los Angeles Rams, who won by a score of 23-20.
In the only meeting of 2022 between the two finalists of the American Conference, the team of Ohio had the advantage over that of Missouri by the score of 27-24. Burrow made 25 of his 31 relay for a total of 286 passing yards. The 26-year-old athlete also registered two touchdown passes, in addition to adding a middle finger with his legs.
The Bengals’ first-ever NFL draft pick of 2020 expects to see a very different Chiefs team than the one that faced Cincinnati last December.
“Their young cornerbacks are getting better and better every week. They work hard and they’re two of the best running backs we’ve played against so far,” the Iowa native said, referring to rookies Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson.
Moreover, Burrow won his three career duels against the Chiefs of Patrick Mahomes. Every game between these two Goodell Tour powerhouses has ended with a three-point gap.
The LSU University alum has won 12 of his 16 regular season starts. In addition to throwing 35 touchdown passes, he amassed a total of 4,475 yards through the air. These good performances this season earned him the first ever selection in his career for the Pro Bowl game.
The duel between the Chiefs and the Bengals takes place Sunday at the home of the Kansas City team. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.