The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback posted 481 passing yards and three touchdowns in a 35-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
He also added 20 rushing yards and a score on the ground. As noted by StatMuse, he became the first player in NFL history to record 500 total yards and four touchdowns twice.
Joe Burrow today:
501 TOT YDS
4 TOT TD
He is the first QB in NFL history with multiple 500/4 games in his career. pic.twitter.com/O4X7l84Zi4
— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 23, 2022
Last season, Burrow accrued 525 passing yards and four touchdowns in a Week 16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that clinched Cincinnati’s first AFC North title since 2015. Those 525 passing yards rank fourth on the single-game leaderboard. Sunday’s performance ties Vinny Testaverde for the 34st-most passing yards in a game.
That’s not the only record Burrow broke o Sunday. Per ESPN’s Ben Baby, Burrow passed Dan Marino with his fifth 400-yard passing game in his first three seasons.
He cleared the threshold three times last season and once as a rookie. Since the Bengals started 0-2, Burrow has posted 1,560 passing yards and 15 total touchdowns (12 passing, three rushing) in five stellar games.
With today’s performance, Bengals QB Joe Burrow holds the NFL record for the most 400-yard passing games in the first 3 seasons of his career. Burrow has five, breaking a tie with former “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” star Dan Marino.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 23, 2022
The Bengals have won four of them to tie Baltimore for first place in the AFC North. Burrow will look to stay hot on primetime when Cincinnati faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 8’s Monday Night Football matchup.