LSU's NFL Tigers: Burrow is 0-2 in 2020 season, but he has already broken a NFL rookie passing record
Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow may be 0-2 as the Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback, but he is making some major noise.
In a 35-30 loss at Cleveland on Thursday night, Burrow (LSU, 2018-19) attracted a large number of viewers as he set the NFL rookie record for completions with 37 in 61 attempts. He threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The previous NFL rookie record for completions in a game was held by Chris Weinke, who completed 36 of 63 in a 30-7 loss to Arizona in 2001. That was tied by Philadelphia's Carson Wentz in 2016.
Burrow's 61 attempts were two short of the NFL rookie record set by Weinke in the above game.
Burrow amazingly threw no interceptions through those 61 passes, marking the first time in 70 years that a rookie quarterback has done that.
In two games, including a 16-13 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last week, Burrow is 60-of-97 passing for a .618 completion percentage, 509 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.
Cincinnati will be at Philadelphia on Sunday at noon.
Cleveland wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU, 2011-13) caught four passes for 74 yards with a 43-yard touchdown in the Browns' win. Teammate Jarvis Landry (LSU, 2011-13) caught three passes for 46 yards.
Cleveland linebacker Jacob Phillips (LSU, 2017-19) and cornerback Greedy Williams (2017-18) were inactive with shoulder injuries.
On Sunday, Tampa Bay running back Leonard Fournette (LSU, 2014-16) recovered from gaining just five yards on five carries in the loss at New Orleans last week by gaining 103 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns in the Bucs' 31-17 home win over Carolina. He scored on a 46-yard run with 1:48 to play and caught four passes for 13 yards.
Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White (LSU, 2016-18) made a whopping 15 tackles with 11 solo stops, one for a loss and one pass deflection. Carolina cornerback Donte Jackson (LSU, 2015-17) made three tackles with a pass breakup.
Minnesota wide receiver Justin Jefferson (LSU, 2017-19) caught three passes for 44 yards in the Vikings' 28-11 loss at Indianapolis.
Kansas City running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (LSU, 2017-19) rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries and caught six passes for 32 yards in the Chiefs' 23-20 overtime win at the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday night in a game that delayed the start of 60 Minutes on CBS that featured LSU coach Ed Orgeron.
Chiefs' running back Darrel Williams (LSU, 2014-17) caught a 12-yard pass. Chiefs' cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (LSU, 2010-11) made five tackles, broke up a pass and had a quarterback hit. San Diego guard Trai Turner (LSU, 2012-13) was inactive with a knee injury.
Baltimore linebacker Patrick Queen (LSU, 2017-19) made nine tackles with seven solo stops in the Ravens' 33-16 win at Houston.
Seattle safety Jamal Adams (LSU, 2014-16) made 10 tackles with six of those solo, including a sack, and two other quarterback hits in the Seahawks' 35-30 home win over New England. Guard Damien Lewis (LSU, 2018-19) and center Ethan Pocic (LSU, 2013-16) each started for Seattle, which gained 464 yards.
San Francisco linebacker Kwon Alexander (LSU, 2012-14) made five tackles with three solo stops and one for a loss in the 49ers' 31-13 win at the New York Jets.
Tennessee cornerback Kristian Fulton (LSU, 2016-19) returned an interception 44 yards and made three tackles with a pass breakup in the Titans' 33-30 win over Jacksonville at Nashville. Jacksonville wide receiver D.J. Chark (LSU, 2015-17) caught four passes for 84 yards. Jaguar defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson (LSU, 2017-19) made two tackles with a sack.
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers (LSU, 2010-11) made two solo tackles in the Rams' 37-19 win at Philadelphia. Rams' offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (LSU, 2002-05) started on a line that allowed one sack and produced 449 yards, including 191 on the ground. Philadelphia safety Jalen Mills (LSU, 2012-15) made five solo tackles.
Chicago linebacker Barkevious Mingo (LSU, 2010-12) made three solo tackles in the Bears' 17-13 home win over the New York Giants.
Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson (LSU, 2008-10) had one tackle in the Cardinals' 30-15 home win over Washington. Defensive end Rashard Lawrence (LSU, 2016-19) played for Arizona, but had no statistics. Offensive tackle Saahdiq Charles (LSU, 2017-19) played for Washington.
Dallas offensive tackle La'el Collins (LSU, 2012-14) played for a line that produced 570 total yards, including 125 on the ground, in the Cowboys' 40-39 win over visiting Atlanta, which led by 20 in the fourth quarter. Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones (LSU, 2012-15) made six tackles with a half sack, and Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (LSU, 2016-18) caught six passes for 46 yards with an 8-yard touchdown.
Buffalo cornerback Tre'Davious White (LSU, 2013-16) had one pass breakup in the Bills' 31-25 win at Miami. Buffalo deep snapper Reid Ferguson (LSU, 2012-15) snapped on a successful field goal, four good extra points and four punts. Ferguson's brother Blake Ferguson, Miami's a deep snapper (LSU, 2016-19), snapped on two good field goals and two good extra points along with five punts. Miami defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (LSU, 2014-16) had three solo tackles with one for a loss.
Denver center Lloyd Cushenberry (2017-19) started the Broncos' 26-21 loss at Pittsburgh, which collected seven sacks. Pittsburgh offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins (LSU, 2013-15) played.
Monday Night Football
Saints' backup offensive lineman Will Clapp (LSU, 2015-17) could see action tonight when the Saints (1-0) play at the Las Vegas Raiders (1-0) at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN and ABC. Defensive end Arden Key (LSU, 2015-17) and tight end Foster Moreau (LSU, 2015-18) are expected to play for Vegas.