Burrows leads Bengals past Lions 34-11
Monday, October 18, 2021

(DETROIT) – Joe Burrows was able to rest his voice on the road with a rout, quieting frustrated fans at Ford Field, a week after getting sent to the hospital after taking a hit to the throat. Burrow tied a career high with three touchdown passes and he helped the Cincinnati Bengals match last year's victory total with a 34-11 rout against the Detroit Lions. The Bengals (4-2) were 4-11 last season, a year after winning just two games during coach Zac Taylor’s debut season. Detroit (0-6) trailed 10-0 at halftime and could not rally in the second half as it did in closely contested setbacks against San Francisco, Baltimore and Minnesota. The Lions failed to score until Austin Seibert made a 35 yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter. The Lions are the NFL's only winless team this season and have lost 10 straight, going back to last year, for the league's longest active losing streak. Detroit cornerback Amani Oruwariye, picked off Burrow for his career-high third interception, but the Lions couldn't turn it into points. Burrow finished 19 of 29 for 271 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Chris Evans on the game's opening drive. His counterpart, Jared Goff, was 28 of 42 for 202 yards with an interception. By the time Goff started throwing more accurately, it was moot. Goff connected on some passes during a 13-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by D'Andre Swift's 2-yard run with 2:15 left. LINKC. Goff made a 2-point conversion pass to cut Detroit's deficit to 23 points as empty seats outnumbered occupied ones at Ford Field.

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