Burrow struggles against another elite defense

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Being a rookie starting quarterback in the NFL isn’t easy, even if the Cincinnati BengalsJoe Burrow makes it look that way sometimes.

Throughout the 2020 season, Burrow has dazzled and showed why he was this year’s top overall draft pick.

But Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was not one of those times. Burrow had a very rookie-like performance in a 36-10 loss at Heinz Field.

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Burrow struggled to find a rhythm on a blustery day in Pittsburgh. He was 21-of-40 passing for 213 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. And for the second time this season, Burrow struggled against an elite defense.

“You’re not going to be able to win football games against a team like the Steelers, as good as they are, when your quarterback plays like I did in the second half,” Burrow said.

Cincinnati needed a late field goal to avoid a shutout in a 27-3 loss at Baltimore on Oct. 11. While the offense was slightly better, Burrow

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