The damage occurred within the third quarter of a tightly contested sport between Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Football Team, with Cincinnati main 9-7.
Washington’s line of defense overwhelmed the Bengals’ offensive line, and because the pocket collapsed, Jonathan Allen was pushed down onto Burrow’s left leg by one of many Bengals’ offensive guards.
To make issues worse, Washington’s Montez Sweat had made it via on the alternative aspect and hit the younger quarterback on the proper aspect as Allen fell. Consequentially, with Burrow’s physique being pushed in two instructions, his left leg appeared to bend awkwardly.
The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner was left mendacity on the ground clutching his left knee, earlier than being carted off the sphere.
Both members of the Bengals and Washington came visiting to commiserate with Burrow as he was taken again to the locker room.
Burrow’s substitute was Ryan Finley because the Bengals ended up dropping the sport 20-9.
His damage can be devastating to Bengals followers’ hopes of their staff enhancing on their present report of 2-7-1.
Burrow had been having an distinctive yr as a rookie quarterback, throwing 13 touchdowns and speeding for 3 extra, whereas throwing solely 5 interceptions in 10 video games.
He had been anticipated to be a frontrunner for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. However, this will likely have now been sealed by Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, who has thrown 22 touchdowns and rushed for 3 extra, whereas being intercepted six occasions in 9 video games.
Herbert additionally has 5 three-touchdown video games this season, and 7 in a row with a minimum of two, each NFL rookie information.
Pittsburgh Steelers nonetheless unbeaten
Elsewhere within the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers stay undefeated as they blew out the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-3.
Victory took Pittsburgh to a report of 10-0.
The Jaguars are nonetheless with out beginning quarterback Gardner Minshew and it confirmed, as backup Jake Luton threw 4 interceptions and accomplished lower than 50% of his go makes an attempt.
Young Steelers duo Terrell Edmunds and Minkah Fitzpatrick every twice picked off Luton.
Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns, together with one to rookie phenom Chase Claypool who now has 10 landing receptions for the season.
Pittsburgh’s remaining opponents this season are the Baltimore Ravens, Washington, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns.
They ought to declare victories over weak Washington and Cincinnati groups, nonetheless the Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns all have 7-3 information and will supply robust resistance within the Steelers’ quest for an unbeaten season.
Additionally, Pittsburgh’s AFC North rival Browns and Ravens each want each win they will muster to make sure a spot within the playoffs.
Last yr’s Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are in sizzling pursuit of the Steelers, and possess a powerful 9-1 report, profitable all of their 5 most up-to-date video games.
Sunday evening’s sport in opposition to their AFC West rival Las Vegas Raiders was a thriller.
Down by three with two minutes left, 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes led his staff up the sphere, and threw the game-winning landing go to his All-Pro tight finish Travis Kelce, who himself completed the sport with a powerful eight receptions and 127 receiving yards.
If each the Chiefs and Steelers proceed their present run of kind all the way in which to the AFC Championship sport, it’s laborious to see an NFC opponent providing up sufficient resistance to problem both of them within the Super Bowl.