NFL 500-yard passing games: Joe Burrow joins’ 500 Club ‘with huge stats in Bengals’ blowout against Ravens


Joe Burrow has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season. The Ravens secondary was decimated by injuries. The result was not pretty for Baltimore.

Burrow torched the Ravens for 525 passing yards, leading Cincinnati to a decisive 41-21 win over Baltimore, giving the Bengals one game lead in the AFC North with two games remaining this season.

The 2020 top pick has had a major rebound season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL 10 in his rookie season. As the game draws near, Burrow has the highest PFF pass mark among the qualified quarterbacks. He entered the week ninth for passing yards (3,640), eighth for touchdowns (29) and fourth for quarterbacks (100.7), although he was also tied for first. row of interceptions (14) and second of bags (44).

The Ravens entered the game with cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Christ Westry and Jimmy Smith, bringing in Anthony Averett, Robert Jackson and Kevon Seymour as starting corners.

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Burrow’s game was the most important of his career, and he came at a pivotal point in the season with Cincinnati in pursuit of a playoff berth for the first time since 2015. Sporting News takes a look to Burrow’s game and his place in history.

Joe Burrow’s stats vs Ravens

Burrow’s overall Week 16 performance numbers were worthy of a video game.

He completed 37 of 46 passes for 525 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran twice for 11 yards.

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At first, it looked like Burrow had gotten 500 yards earlier in the fourth quarter, when he hit wide receiver Tyler Boyd for a 32-yard touchdown pass to bring his tally to 501. However, the decision to catch was called off, and the Bengals ended up attempting a basket.

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In the team’s last practice of the game, Burrow threw four and 52-yard passes, the latter moving Cincinnati to the Baltimore 6-yard line and bringing his total distance to 525.

Running back Joe Mixon’s big pass broke the Bengals’ franchise record of 490 passing yards, set by Boomer Esiason on Oct. 7, 1990, in a 34-31 victory over the Rams. It is also the most passing yards the Ravens have ever allowed, surpassing Ben Roethlisberger’s Steelers record of 506 set on Dec. 10, 2017, according to Stathead.

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Much of the Bengals’ success in the game was the variety of targets for Burrow. Tee Higgins and rookie Ja’Marr Chase totaled over 100 receiving yards, Tiggins totaling 194 yards on 12 receptions, including two touchdowns, and Chase scoring 125 yards on seven receptions. Boyd had 85 yards on three catches, including a touchdown, and Mixon had 70 yards on six catches with a score.

The Bengals are one of only four teams with three receivers each with over 600 receiving yards this season (Chase, Higgins and Boyd), along with the 49ers, Bills and Cowboys.

List of 500-yard NFL passing games

Burrow’s game was only the 24th in NFL history to total more than 500 passing yards in the regular season, according to Stathead.

Rams quarterback Norm Van Brocklin had the most passing yards in a 554 game in a Sept. 28, 1951 game against the Yanks. Burrow’s 525-yard game is the fourth most passing yards in a game, behind only Van Brocklin, Warren Moon (527) and Matt Schaub (527).

Roethlisberger has the most games over 500 yards with three, his most recent to come in that 2017 game against the Ravens.

Here’s a look at all the previous quarterbacks with at least 500 passing yards.

Player Dated Team Opponent yards Results
Norm Van Brocklin September 28, 1951 Rams Yankees 554 M 54-14
Warren Moon December 16, 1990 Oilers Chefs 527 M 27-10
Matt schaub November 18, 2012 Texans Jaguars 527 W 43-37
Baby Boomer Esiason November 10, 1996 Cardinals Redskins 522 W 37-34
Ben roethlisberger October 26, 2014 Steelers Foals 522 W 51-34
Dan Marin 23 October 1988 dolphins Jets 521 M 30-44
Matthew Stafford January 1, 2012 the Lions Packers 520 L 41-45
Tom brady September 12, 2011 Patriots dolphins 517 W 38-24
Jared goff September 29, 2019 Rams Buccaneers 517 L 40-55
Derek carr October 30, 2016 Raiders Buccaneers 513 M 30-24
Phil simms October 13, 1985 giants Bengals 513 L 30-35
Drew brees November 19, 2006 Saints Bengals 510 M 16-31
Eli manning September 16, 2012 giants Buccaneers 510 W 41-34
Vince ferragamo December 26, 1982 Rams Bear 509 M 26-34
Ben roethlisberger Dec 10 2017 Steelers Ravens 506 W 39-38
Tony romo October 6, 2013 cowboys Broncos 506 L 48-51
Drew brees November 1, 2015 Saints giants 505 L 52-49
YA Title October 28, 1962 giants Redskins 505 W 49-34
Elvis Grbac November 5, 2000 Chefs Raiders 504 M 31-49
Philippe Rivers October 18, 2015 Chargers Packers 503 M 20-27
Ben roethlisberger December 20, 2009 Steelers Packers 503 L 37-36
Matt ryan October 2, 2016 Falcons Panthers 503 W 48-33
Dak prescott October 4, 2020 cowboys brown 502 L 38-49


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