The sky fell on the Cincinnati Bengals during their 34-20 loss against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, as their star running back Joe Burrow headed for the locker room during the game.
On a touchdown pass to Joe Mixon in the second quarter, Burrow injured his right wrist. As soon as the ball went into the air, the defender reacted directly by holding his hand.
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The 26-year-old tried to get back into the match by doing some arm exercises on the sidelines, but quickly realized he couldn’t continue.
On the field, everything collapsed at that moment for the Bengal girls. As soon as Jake Browning stepped in for Burrow, the Ravens took matters into their own hands. Burrow’s opposite, Lamar Jackson, set up teammates Nelson Agholor and Rashod Bateman for two touchdowns in less than two minutes late in the second period.
After returning from the locker room, forward Justin Tucker made two additional field goals for Baltimore. Gus Edwards then definitively buried any hope of a comeback for the Bengals by getting into the pay zone with a three-yard run.
The Ohio State team scored the last touchdown at the very end of the game thanks to Ja’Marr Chase.
The Ravens (8-3) travel to Los Angeles next week to face the Chargers. As for the Bengals (5-5), they will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on the same day.