Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is determined to secure a win in the upcoming game against the Arizona Cardinals. Burrow expressed the importance of this game during his weekly news conference, stating that the Bengals need a road win to boost morale, improve their ranking, and turn their season around.
The Bengals, who have won the AFC North championship for two consecutive years, are currently at risk of losing four out of their first five games. Burrow believes that getting back on track starts with a victory in Arizona.
“We haven’t had a road win yet,” Burrow said. “We pride ourselves on playing really good football, good defense, and good scheme on the road. We need it for morale, we need it for our ranking, we need it for everything.”
Burrow and the Bengals have faced challenges this season, particularly due to Burrow’s calf injury. He initially suffered the injury during training camp and aggravated it in a Week 2 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. However, for the first time this season, Burrow was not listed on the team’s injury report. He feels optimistic about his mobility and believes that he is making progress each week.
As the team’s star quarterback, Burrow’s performance is crucial to the Bengals’ success. He acknowledges that their offensive numbers in the first four games have been unacceptable. The Bengals currently rank last in offensive yards gained and have scored the fewest offensive touchdowns in the NFL. Burrow expressed his dissatisfaction with these statistics and emphasized the need for improvement.
“That’s not near good enough,” Burrow said. “We’ve got a ways to go. But we have the guys in that room to do it. We have the coaches to do it. So we’re going to continue to get better in practice and put our best foot forward.”
Burrow believes that the Bengals have the potential to make it to the postseason but acknowledges that they need to do “whatever it takes” to secure wins. He understands that the team’s performance may not always be pretty, but the ultimate goal is to come out with a victory.
In addition to Burrow’s determination, the Bengals face uncertainty regarding the status of wide receiver Tee Higgins. Higgins did not practice on Wednesday due to a fractured rib. While he expressed his desire to play, the team will have to make a decision based on his pain tolerance and overall well-being.
The upcoming game against the Cardinals will be a crucial test for the Bengals. A win would not only boost morale but also improve their ranking and set them on a path towards a successful season. Burrow’s return to full health and improved mobility will be key factors in the team’s performance. The Bengals’ offensive struggles need to be addressed, and the coaching staff and players must work together to find solutions.
As the Bengals continue their journey through the season, they remain focused on their goal of reaching the postseason. With determination, hard work, and a strong team spirit, they have the potential to turn their season around and achieve success. The upcoming game against the Cardinals will be a pivotal moment for the Bengals, and all eyes will be on Joe Burrow as he leads his team towards victory.