The Cincinnati Bengals are getting set for Sunday night’s wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, who may not have Lamar Jackson in the lineup, and Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow believes that the team cannot play scared and expect to win.
“You can’t go out there scared in the moment,” Burrow said, according to ESPN’s Ben Baby. “You have to be a little arrogant to go out there in that moment and make plays you need to make.”
Burrow, 26, has plenty of big game experience under his belt throughout his football career, helping LSU secure a College Football Playoff victory and leading the Bengals to win their first playoff game in 31 seasons and first AFC championship since 1989 last season.
“It’s where you like to be,” Burrow said. “In those moments is where I kind of make my best plays. It’s where I’m comfortable and these moments are moments that you remember.”
“It’s something he probably always wanted to be in, every big-time game he probably dreamed of being in,” Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase said. “That’s a moment he’s always ready for, he studies for. That’s what he’s always in meetings for.”
With a victory on Sunday over the Ravens, the Bengals would have playoff wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history.