Burrow 'tired of the underdog narrative' after Bengals upset Titans
The Cincinnati Bengals will head to the AFC Championship Game for the first time in 31 years after knocking off the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, and quarterback Joe Burrow wants his team to get some respect.
"I'm tired of the underdog narrative," Burrow said, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic. "We are a really, really good team. We are here to make noise. We are a really good team with good players and coaches."
Burrow overcame a fearsome Titans pass-rush as the Bengals took a 19-16 win in dramatic fashion, with kicker Evan McPherson nailing a 52-yard field goal in the final seconds.
Tennessee sacked Burrow nine times to tie an NFL playoff record. However, Cincinnati's signal-caller finished the game with 348 passing yards and one interception while averaging 9.4 yards per attempt.
The 2020 first overall pick has sparked a resurgence for Cincinnati, leading the club to its first playoff win since 1990 by beating the Las Vegas Raiders last week.
Burrow's sophomore leap was a major reason for the team's improvement in 2021. He threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns against 14 interceptions despite coming off a torn ACL that prematurely ended his rookie year.