“We’ve been a second half team all year”: Joe Burrow reflects on the sensational comeback against Chiefs

Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to their first ever Super Bowl in 33 years, after beating the Kansas City Chiefs by a 27-24 margin.

Joe Burrow

The Cincinnati Bengals stunned the Kansas City Chiefs to make it into their first Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years. It was all due to their determination and grit, which helped them stage an incredible comeback to claim a 27-24 victory against the Chiefs.

At the heart of all of Bengals’ good play, was due to their star quarterback, Joe Burrow who simply orchestrated play expertly from his position to get their offense on point from the second quarter onwards. He won the battle against his opposite number, Patrick Mahomes to finish 23 for 38 with 250 yards, two TouchDowns and one interception.

Joe Burrow hailed his teammates for making it into the Super Bowl at the expense of the Kansas City Chiefs

Joe Burrow after winning the AFC Championship
Joe Burrow after making his first Super Bowl

The 25-year old QB etched his name onto history after his strong showing on the night and became the first in league history drafted No. 1 overall to start a Super Bowl in his first two seasons. Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, and Dan Marino also led their teams to Super Bowl appearances in their second year, but none of them were drafted with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

“We’ve been a second-half team all year,” Joe Burrow told reporters after the game. “We don’t really want to be that way, but it’s kind of how it’s worked out.

Our defense really stepped up in the second half, and on offense we made plays when we had to. Our offensive line played great; we started running the ball. Just a great overall team effort.” 

“It’s something I’m really proud of, being from Ohio, being a quarterback of the Bengals,” Joe Burrow said. “[Cincinnati is] two-and-a-half hours from my home town. This is something I’ve always wanted, to play in the Super Bowl, and I’m doing it with a great group of guys.” 

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