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Joe Burrow Named The FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for Week 7

Cincinnati Bengals
29 Oct 2020, 20:58 GMT+10

Michael LaPlaca

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow won his first FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award for his Week 7 performance against the Cleveland Browns.

Burrow completed 35 of 47 passes for 406 yards, three passing touchdowns and one rushing score against Cleveland.

Burrow has passed for at least 300 yards in five of his seven games this season. That's a feat only 14 other QBs in league history have pulled off at any point of their career. He's also the only rookie ever to do it. The Bengals' signal caller currently stands just one 300-yard passing game shy of the NFL rookie record of six, set in 2012 by Colts QB Andrew Luck.

Burrow's five 300-yard passing games have already tied the Bengals single-season record, set by Boomer Esiason (strike-shortened 1987 season), Carson Palmer (2007) and Andy Dalton (2013).

Burrow received more votes than Cleveland's Baker Mayfield and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Earlier this year, running back Joe Mixon earned the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4.

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