Joe Burrow on win over AFC North rival: 'We have higher aspirations than beating the Steelers right now'

The Bengals moved to 7-4 with the win. He was asked after the game if there was any significance about beating the Steelers twice in a season.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 28, 2021, 在辛辛那提.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 28, 2021, 在辛辛那提. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

We’re 2-0 against them. We have higher aspirations than beating the Steelers right now,” 挖洞 说过.

The Bengals won the game 41-10. Burrow was 20-for-24 with 190 过院, a touchdown, a rushing touchdown and an interception. He was only sacked twice and gave some insight as to how the offensive was able to keep some of the Steelers’ fearsome pass rushers at bay.

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Our preparation all week, and the last two weeks, has been great. I knew exactly what I was seeing. Zac [泰勒] called a great game, put me in good positions to just make completions. Our guys were getting open when they got chances against one-on-one coverage,” Burrow said.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 28, 2021, 在辛辛那提.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 28, 2021, 在辛辛那提. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

It starts with the run game. When you run the ball for one hundred and ninety-something yards, they’re going to be focused on that. So when you drop back there is going to be a lot of zones back there.

Joe Mixon gave the team 165 yards on the ground on 28 carries with two rushing touchdowns.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, 剩下, runs the ball against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds (34) 在 NFL 橄榄球比赛的下半场, 星期日, 十一月. 28, 2021, 在辛辛那提.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, 剩下, runs the ball against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds (34) 在 NFL 橄榄球比赛的下半场, 星期日, 十一月. 28, 2021, 在辛辛那提. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

He’s a big burst of energy for us as a team and as an offense. He brings the energy every single day in practice. I think that’s just who he is, he’s an energy kind of guy,” Burrow added.

If the season ended today, the Bengals would be the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs.

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