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No. 1 pick Joe Burrow off to good start with 23-yard TD run

Rookie Joe Burrow gets on the scoreboard with his first touchdown, a 26-yard rush for the score.

Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass as he warms up before playing against the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Final score update: Burrow finished the day with 193 yards and one touchdown, as well as 46 rushing yards and a touchdown. He almost drove the Bengals to a game-winning score, but Cincy came up short and then Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal in a 16-13 loss.

UPDATE, 3rd quarter: Burrow hasn’t done much of anything since his touchdown run early in the game. He’s completed 11-of-18 passes for 64 yards. A.J. Green has been his most successful target, with four receptions for 37 yards.


The Joe Burrow era has started in Cincinnati, as the rookie gets his new team off to a 7-0 lead with his legs. Burrow went on a designed draw play, and finished a 26-yard run in the end zone. You can check out his first touchdown ever here:

Burrow is considered a pocket passer, but has shown that he can get the job done with his legs when needed. The run likely helped get some of his debut jitters in the rear-view mirror for this game.

So far, he hasn’t done much with his arm, as he’s completed 6-of-10 passes for just 39 yards, but it’s still early.