Week 2 of the NFL season is officially underway with the second Thursday Night Football game of the season last night. This time, it was the Battle for Ohio, with number one overall pick Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals facing off against former number one overall pick Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns.
Burrow, the former quarterback of the LSU Tigers, obviously garnered a lot of attention out of the Who Dat Nation, with many Saints fans having overlapping fandom of the LSU Tigers in the SEC. With all eyes on Burrow, he didn’t disappoint, throwing for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns, outperforming Mayfield’s 219 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Still, it wasn’t enough for Burrow’s Bengals, as the Bengals fell 35-30, dropping to 0-2, with Burrow still looking for his first NFL win.
Here are some of the best reactions from #SaintsTwitter:
"He threw the ball 61 times, went 5-5 on fourth downs, and answered the bell every single time it seemed like the Browns were going to put the @Bengals away. I was beyond impressed by @JoeyB last night. Great things to come." -- @PSchrags pic.twitter.com/RRZdUvbZ0p— GMFB (@gmfb) September 18, 2020
Joe Burrow's 37 completions were most by a rookie in NFL history https://t.co/gZhXY8lrSb— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 18, 2020
GET BURROW AN O LINE AND YALL WILL BENEFIT FROM IT!— Cody Schick⚜️ (@CodySchick8) September 18, 2020
I missed the whole aspect of Twitter coming together to make snarky jokes about Thursday Night Football— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 18, 2020
tomorrow everyone needs to call the bengals front office and tell them we need to get joe burrow protection— Commissioner Yas (@yoyasminn) September 18, 2020
ya heard me
Odell Beckham Jr. gets talked about like he’s Michael Thomas but puts up numbers like John Brown— 360°FantasyFootball (@360FFB) September 17, 2020
Joe Burrow is good at throwing.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 18, 2020
Joe Burrow threw 61 passes tonight. @Bengals please protect him.— Brenden Ertle (@BrendenErtle) September 18, 2020
The Bengals should have traded AJ Green for some offensive line help.— Tyler (Saints ⚜ 1-0) (@RaymondTylerM) September 18, 2020
He was the short-shorts guy! https://t.co/bc8VjXDkbW— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) September 18, 2020
4th and 5...he sat in the pocket under pressure and delivered https://t.co/LXM8rZdJ2w— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 18, 2020
Me, as Baker avoided the sack: "Atta boy Baker."— Matthew Terry (@MatthewGTerry) September 18, 2020
Me, as Baker threw that pick: "ATTA BOY BAKER."
Bengals draft plan for 2021 should be very simple. Draft offensive linemen early and often to make sure you keep Joe Burrow protected.— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) September 18, 2020
Joe is special, don’t waste his talent.
Burrow might (& maybe *should*) have 600 attempts this season.— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) September 18, 2020
Kid doesn’t look like a rook
That was an entertaining start to Thursday Night Football. And if these Baker vs. Burrow showdowns end up being fun shootouts like this, I’ll take it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2020
The No. 1 overall pick learning about life in the NFL... pic.twitter.com/Wg2MFjsBEF— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2020