Burrow struggles after strong opener, Bengals lose to Bears


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 19: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals tries off a pass as he’s hit by Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bengals 20-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — Coming off one of his best games as a pro and facing a defense that struggled in a season-opening loss, Joe Burrow looked as if he might be in for another big outing.

Instead, he threw three straight interceptions during a key stretch as the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Chicago Bears 20-17. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner never had a game like this as a pro or in college. He was not picked off more than once in his first 11 NFL games, and his high at Ohio State and LSU was two. Burrow was intercepted three times in the game. And it will be up to him to regroup from this.

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