Joe Burrow: Stadiums 'way louder' in SEC than in NFL

By , Audacy Sports

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow notched arguably the biggest win of his young career in Week 7, guiding his team to a convincing road victory over the division-rival Ravens in Baltimore.

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Burrow, who is quickly emerging as a budding franchise quarterback for the Bengals, was asked after the game about weathering the Ravens' early momentum and the crowd noise at M&T Bank Stadium, which according to Peter King of NBC Sports was absolutely rocking.

The former LSU standout and 2019 Heisman Trophy winner said his time in college football's premier conference was an important experience in leaning how to win on Sundays.

“We knew that they were gonna be jacked up for us to come in, and expecting to beat our ass," Burrow said. "But we were ready for it. Playing in the SEC definitely, definitely helped. It gets way louder in the SEC than in any of these NFL stadiums.”

The Bengals took a three-point lead into halftime but ended up winning by 24.

They pulled away in the second half thanks to Burrow's usual sharp passing, with rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and veteran tight end CJ Uzomah taking intermediate passes for long scores with some nifty after-the-catch moves.

Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in 2020, finished 23-of-38 for 416 yards with three touchdowns and one pick.

He said the key to beating the Ravens is to reciprocate their physical style of play and challenge their defensive backs in one-on-one coverage.

"I knew exactly what to expect from the game," Burrow said. "You gotta play physical against them, you gotta play intense against them. Otherwise they’re gonna drown you.

“What Baltimore does on defense, is they put you in one-on-one situations. They say their guys are better than our guys. At the beginning, they were winning those matchups and playing really well. We just kept putting our guys in positions we knew they could win, and we started making those plays ..."

With the win, the Bengals improved to 5-2 and moved into first place in the AFC North. Cincinnati faces the Jets on the road in Week 8. The Ravens have a bye week.

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