- ESPN Staff Writer
- Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News
- University of North Texas graduate
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t wait long to score against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
On the fourth play from scrimmage, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow found wide receiver Tyler Boyd streaking down the middle of the field. Burrow hit Boyd in stride for a 60-yard touchdown pass on the first possession of the game for either team.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Burrow has seven touchdowns of 60 yards or more since entering the league. That’s two more than any other player during that span.
It didn’t take long for Burrow to strike again.
On the first play of the second quarter, Burrow saw Ja’Marr Chase with 1-on-1 coverage with a safety lurking at the back of the defense. Burrow threaded the needle with a perfectly weighted pass to Chase who caught the ball between the two defenders for a 32-yard touchdown.
Through the first three drives of the game, Burrow was 14-of-16 passing for 228 yards and two touchdowns.
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