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From Cincinnati Bengals:

Geoff Hobson – Bengals Senior Writer

BALTIMORE _ Like Bengals right tackle Jonah Williams said after Thursday night’s 34-20 loss to the Ravens here at M&T Bank Stadium, “News to me.”

Even Joe Burrow’s teammates weren’t quite sure what happened to their Pro Bowl teammate. One minute he was throwing a go-ahead four-yard touchdown pass to running back Joe Mixon with 5:49 left in the first half. The next thing they knew, backup Jake Browning was in the huddle and Burrow was on the sideline with a wrist injury.

After the game, head coach Zac Taylor called it a sprain, but had no idea when he could return. He appeared to pop something breaking a fall at some point, maybe even on the play before the touchdown. It has to be assumed he’ll be undergoing tests Friday as the Bengals break for the weekend after meeting at Paycor Stadium.

“It looked like he sprained his wrist. He fell on it early in the game and then felt it on the touchdown pass,” Taylor said.

Mixon was just finding out as he packed up his locker.

“I didn’t know at all,” Mixon said. “They were saying, ‘Where’s Joe?’ when we went out there before the end of the half and, sure enough, he wasn’t out there and after that it was what it was.

“When he went out, people were feeling a certain type of way, especially him because he’s such a competitor. But everyone still stuck in there and did what we could to fight.”

Mixon spoke to the team after the game and said it was pretty much about sticking together, but he wanted to keep it in-house.

“We kept after it,” said Pro Bowl wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, now the answer to a trivia question after catching Jake Browning’s first NFL touchdown pass on a two-yard fade with 68 seconds left.

“Obviously when you lose your starting quarterback that’s tough but I felt like our guys knew we were still in the game and kept fighting,” Taylor said. “It didn’t go our way. We didn’t get enough points on the board. We didn’t find enough ways to keep points off the board. I really felt guys kept the right mindset as the game went on, we just didn’t get it done.”

Taylor said Burrow had no problem with the wrist coming into the game and when asked how he thought Burrow looked during the week and before the injury, he said, “Really good.” And he was. He hit seven straight passes before he left and a had a triple digit passer rating. Full article at

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