Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals made a statement over the weekend with a dominant win over Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. With the win, all eyes are now on the Bengals as we gear up for the final part of the season.
But while the pressure will be building and the crowds will be more intense, Joe Burrow is not sweating it.
In a recent interview, Burrow had a telling admission about the crowds in the NFL, saying his time with the LSU Tigers prepared him for the crowd noise and the NFL has nothing on the SEC crowds.
“We knew that they were gonna be jacked up for us to come in, and expecting to beat our ass. But we were ready for it. Playing in the SEC definitely, definitely helped. Gets way louder in the SEC than in any of these NFL stadiums,” Burrow told Peter King.
That’s not entirely surprising, considering LSU Stadium has a capacity of over 103,000 while Paul Brown Stadium holds 63,000. But still, it shows that playing at the top level in college does prepare you for the NFL in every way.
Burrow will have to continue to stay cool under pressure as the season ramps up for the Bengals after establishing themselves as one of the teams to beat in the AFC.
Up next for the Bengals is a trip to East Rutherford, New Jersey for a meeting with the New York Jets.