(CTN News) – Joe Burrow says the Bengals’ offense has lulled teams in.
Against Cleveland, he scored three points. In Week 2, Baltimore scored just two offensive touchdowns. With the same calf injury that’s plagued him since training camp, quarterback Joe Burrow is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Rams.
But the Rams are preparing for Monday’s game against the Bengals as if they were going up against the NFL’s richest owner.
“Yeah, you have to do that.” Coach Sean McVay said. Preparing for one of the best would be foolish. He’ll probably know whether he’s going later in the week or maybe 90 minutes before kickoff.
This will be the first meaningful meeting between the Rams (1-1) and Bengals (0-2) since Super Bowl LVI two winters ago.
Joe Burrow completed two-thirds of his 33 pass attempts for 263 yards and a touchdown,
Giving the Bengals a lead going into the fourth quarter.
After Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp with 1:25 left, the Rams defense got the Bengals off the field in one of Aaron Donald’s trademark plays.
When Donald nearly sacked Joe Burrow, resulting in an incomplete pass and his iconic “ring me” celebration, he said, “Find a way to win the game.” Find a way to score. We win the game if we don’t let him get this first down.”
There has been a lot of change for both teams over the last two off-seasons. Donald and safety Jordan Fuller are the last two members of the Rams’ starting defense, while the Bengals have four new starters on offense and Jonah Williams has switched from left to right tackle.
However, both teams adhere to similar philosophies. Taylor, a former McVay assistant, adapted the Bengals’ offense to fit Joe Burrow skillset, using more shotgun and deep passes to Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.
“It was two or three years ago, right?” “You’ll see some similarities, but also some differences,” Donald said. We just have to play our game and find ways to be consistent and win.”
The road environment at Paycor Stadium will be unique for them. This will be the first meaningful trip to Cincinnati since the Rams crushed the Steelers in the Super Bowl in Inglewood.
“I expect to see their best shots. Linebacker Ernest Jones said, “We took their dreams.”. Their record is 0-2, so they want a win, and we want to get back on track. It will be a good game, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Perhaps it will be against a Bengals team without its leader. The Cincinnati Bengals signed quarterbacks Reid Sinnett and A.J. in case of an emergency. If Joe Burrow reaggravates the injury, or if he is scratched before kickoff, Jake Browning is the backup.
Nevertheless, the Rams don’t expect Joe Burrow to miss out on this opportunity.
He should play, I expect him to. Donald knows he is a tough guy. I assume he will be out there healthy and playing as he should. This game plan needs to be practiced, learned, and mastered in order to be executed on Monday.