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Burrow shakes off calf injury, throws for a season-high 259 yards as Bengals beat the Rams 19-16

CINCINNATI — Joe Burrow shook off a lingering calf damage, throwing for 259 yards because the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Los Angeles Rams 19-16 on Monday evening to get their first win after beginning the season with two losses.

Joe Mixon’s 14-yard landing run within the third quarter gave the reigning AFC North champs their first lead of the season. In the meantime, Logan Wilson picked off Los Angeles quarterback Matthew Stafford twice and the Bengals sacked him six instances.

Stafford threw a 1-yard scoring go to Tutu Atwell with simply over a minute left within the sport, and the PAT obtained the Rams to inside three factors, however Mitchell Wilcox fell on the following onside kick to seal the win for the Bengals (1-2).

Burrow appeared to get higher as the sport went on and accomplished passes to 9 completely different receivers.

It wasn’t clear till simply earlier than the sport whether or not Burrow would play. The star quarterback has been coping with a calf damage however was a full participant in warmups with none apparent discomfort and went out for the Bengals’ first offensive sequence. The damage occurred early in coaching camp, and he aggravated it late within the Bengals’ loss to Baltimore final week. Burrow returned to apply on Thursday on a restricted foundation, and on Saturday the group listed him as questionable.

Cincinnati’s Ja’Marr Chase had 12 catches for 141 yards, together with a 43-yarder throughout a third-quarter drive that led to the third of 4 area objectives within the sport by Evan McPherson.

The Cincinnati protection was excellent. Stafford was sacked twice by defensive finish Trey Hendrickson, and Wilson intercepted him as soon as in every half.

Stafford completed 18 for 39 for 269 yards because the Rams slipped to 1-2.

INJURIES

Rams: OL Alaric Jackson left late within the first half with a thigh damage and didn’t return. … OL Joe Noteboom (knee) went out within the third quarter and didn’t return.

UP NEXT

Rams: At Indianapolis (2-1) on Sunday.

Bengals: Performs Sunday at Tennessee (1-2).

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