‘Too good to be true’: Buzz surrounds Burrow during bye week

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Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow reacts as he leaves the field following of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 31-20. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2-5-1 record at the halfway point does not reflect how thrilled the team is with the development of rookie quarterback Joe Burrow.

He’s put up eye-popping numbers and his play so far has buoyed the team and given some hope to the team’s wary fan base.

They’re hoping last week’s 31-20 win over the AFC North-leading Tennessee Titans might be a breakthrough for a team that has been close in four of the five losses.

Cincinnati has a bye week, which means extra time to prepare for the Nov. 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

(Story via The Associated Press)

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