Former LSU football star Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals are heading to the Super Bowl thanks to their win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game on Sunday.
Cincinnati’s win without any added context was quite impressive — considering the Bengals haven’t been to the Super Bowl in over 30 years.
What’s even more impressive was the fact that Burrow and the Bengals erased an 18 point deficit on Sunday on their way to the victory in overtime.
The Chiefs got the ball first in overtime — which sent many Cincinnati fans into a panic — but the Bengals were able to come up with an interception to give Burrow the ball back.
“Usually when you lose the coin flip to those guys you’re going home,” said Burrow (via ESPN). “Our defense really stepped up and made plays in the second half.
Joe Burrow and the Bengals end wild streak
When the Bengals were down by 18 on Sunday, there weren’t many folks — outside of Cincinnati — who thought that a win was possible.
That’s because Patrick Mahomes doesn’t lose when he’s up by at least 15 points.
Going into Sunday’s game, Mahomes was 37-0 (including the playoffs) when the Chiefs had a 15 point lead.
It’s not surprising that Burrow had a hand in breaking an insane streak like that.
This was a game for the ages. And the great thing is that we are going to be seeing these two quarterbacks go at it for years to come.
Burrow is obviously very early into his career, but it really feels like he could be the next Tom Brady.