Joe Burrow vs. Justin Herbert: Stats & Career Records
Members of the 2020 Draft Class, quarterbacks Joe Burrow (Bengals) and Justin Herbert (Chargers), have enjoyed successful starts to their NFL careers, quickly developing into some of the league’s brightest young stars.
How do both players compare amid their third professional season? Let’s find out!
Joe Burrow vs. Justin Herbert Stats
Joe Burrow (nine starts)
Justin Herbert (eight starts)
Burrow completed 22 of 28 passes for 206 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals’ 42-21 blowout victory over the Carolina Panthers. The 25-year-old didn’t have to do much as Cincinnati rode running back Joe Mixon to 26 touches for 211 total yards (153 rushing, 58 receiving) and a whopping five touchdowns. Burrow and company get a bye in Week 10 before returning for a road matchup against AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
As for Herbert, he and the Chargers were able to squeak by the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 in a game where the passing offense once again left much to be desired. Continuing to play without top wideouts Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Herbert went 30-43 passing for 245 yards with one touchdown and one interception. It was the third consecutive week in which he’s averaged fewer than 6.0 yards per attempt. Things won’t be easier in Week 10 against San Francisco’s elite defense and with Allen and Williams likely on the sideline again.
Joe Burrow vs. Justin Herbert Records
Burrow and the Bengals surprised many last season, advancing to the franchise’s first Super Bowl since 1989, only to fall to the Los Angeles Rams, 23-20. Explosive playmakers surround the former Heisman Trophy winner in Chase, Tee Higgins, and Joe Mixon, as well as an ever-improving defense. Overall, Burrow appears primed for future playoff success.
Herbert has yet to taste the postseason as the Chargers have failed to qualify for the playoffs each of the quarterback’s first two years, primarily due to the struggles of LA’s defense. Things haven’t been much better in 2022, with the Chargers ranking 31st in points allowed (27.0 PPG), despite the additions of Pro Bowlers Khalil Mack and J.C. Jackson (out for the season following Week 7’s ruptured patellar tendon). Guiding one of the league’s most explosive offenses, a capable defensive unit is the only thing between Herbert and a lengthy playoff run.
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