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 (16 Starts)
Justin Herbert (17 Starts)
Herbert completed 25-of-37 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns in Week 18’s 31-28 loss to the Denver Broncos. The 24-year-old played most of the afternoon despite the game being inconsequential to the Chargers’ playoff seeding (No. 5 in AFC). To that end, wideout Mike Williams suffered a back injury in the defeat, leaving Herbert and the Bolts potentially shorthanded on offense for their Wild Card matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that dominated LA 38-10 back in Week 3.
Burrow completed 25-of-42 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown as Cincinnati downed the Baltimore Ravens 27-16 to close out the regular season with its eighth straight win. It wasn’t the 26-year-old’s most efficient performance, but the victory ensured the Bengals home-field advantage for the AFC Wild Card Round, where they will host the Ravens again. Firmly in the MVP conversation, Burrow finishes the year tied for second in passing touchdowns (35) and fifth in passing yards (4,475) despite playing one fewer game.
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 LSU standout in Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Joe Mixon, as well as an ever-improving defense. Overall, Burrow appears primed for future playoff success.
As for Herbert, he will look to make his first-ever trip to the postseason a successful one. That said, the Chargers’ defense has been getting gashed on the ground all season, surrendering 145.1 YPG, 28th in the NFL. The schedule will not be so kind come playoff time.
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