IT'S ALL GOING TO BE OK, JOE BURROW FANS.
That's the message from the Cincinnati Bengals after Sunday's wild romp against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium.
Burrow scared fans when he took a hit in the air from Packers safety Darnell Savage, laying on the turf for what seemed like forever before heading off the field. Medics cleared Burrow of a concussion, and the quarterback went to a hospital after the game to examine potential throat bruising, the Bengals say.
On Oct. 6, Burrow had been named the AFC's offensive player of the week.
Burrow's scare wasn't the only crazy thing to happen during Sunday's game. Kicker Evan McPherson knocked a post with a field goal attempt just before regulation ended and then later celebrated after a kick in overtime. The problem was, though, that McPherson's final kick wasn't good; that one began straight but ended up going wide to the left.
Green Bay's kicker Mason Crosby also had a weird night, missing three field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime -- something that no NFL player had done since 2005, ESPN says.
The Packers beat the Bengals 25-22 in overtime on Oct. 10. The Bengals will play the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Oct. 17, looking to improve upon the Cats' 3-2 record for the season.
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