Bengals say QB Burrow OK after trip to hospital

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CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is in "good shape" following a precautionary hospital visit for a throat contusion, coach Zac Taylor said Monday.

Burrow was having difficulty speaking, according to Taylor, following the Bengals' 25-22 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Cincinnati. Burrow was taken to a local hospital before he was scheduled to have his postgame news conference.

Taylor said Burrow was present at the team's facility on Monday morning and is expected to play against the Detroit Lions this Sunday.

"As the night went on, he was better," Taylor said. "As he woke up this morning, he came right in the facility and was ready to go."

Burrow was not required to stay overnight for any evaluations, Taylor said. The third-year coach said the Bengals do not know when the incident occurred during the game.

Burrow did take a big hit near the end of the first half that left him on the ground for a few moments before he eventually made it to his feet. He finished the game and was 26-of-38 passing for 281 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. The second-year quarterback was also sacked three times and the Packers were credited with eight quarterback hits.

Bengals open as road favorites vs. Lions

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The Bengals head to the Motor City with a 3-2 record.

The Lions haven’t won a single game this season under new head coach Dan Campbell, but one thing is for certain: they play hard. While they haven’t won, they have covered the spread in two of their last three games against the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens.

Now, they have also suffered a couple of blowouts, one to the Green Bay Packers. The Lions are far from perfect, and the opening spread shows just that. The Bengals have opened as 3.5-point favorites, according to DraftKings.

Additionally, ESPN’s matchup predictor gives Cincinnati a 55.9% chance of victory.

The Bengals, had just a couple of plays gone their way in both losses, would be 5-0. However, they’re now sitting at 3-2, and they badly need to win this week to not only get that bad taste out of their mouth, but also beat arguably the easiest team left on a schedule that still includes four games vs. the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, as well as the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

They had chances to win at home against Green Bay, and they need to take that aggression into Detroit and come out on top.

As far as betting, it’s actually pretty shocking that the Bengals are just 3.5-point favorites. The Packers were on the road in Cincinnati in Week 5 and were 3-point favorites. The Bengals are essentially to the Lions what the Packers are to the Bengals, at least in the eyes of oddsmakers.

Here's the latest on Joe Burrow's Throat Injury

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The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital after the game to be examined for a throat contusion.  

"Joe's back in the building. He's in good shape," head coach Zac Taylor said on Monday. "I expect no limitations from him, but we'll take it day-to-day as he's dealing with this throat."

Taylor was unaware of Burrow's issue when he met with the media following the loss. The star quarterback was taken to a local hospital to be examined. He was discharged and sent home on Sunday night. 

"He didn't say anything during the game," Taylor said. "It was all precautionary. I think he was having a little difficulty talking. As the night went on he was better, as he woke up this morning he came right into the facility and was ready to go."

Burrow completed 26-of-38 attempts for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss. He took multiple big hits in the game, but didn't miss any snaps. 

Burrow and the Bengals will look to rebound this week against the Lions. 

Here's the latest on Joe Burrow's Throat Injury

NBC Sports 11 October, 2021 - 01:27pm

The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital after the game to be examined for a throat contusion.  

"Joe's back in the building. He's in good shape," head coach Zac Taylor said on Monday. "I expect no limitations from him, but we'll take it day-to-day as he's dealing with this throat."

Taylor was unaware of Burrow's issue when he met with the media following the loss. The star quarterback was taken to a local hospital to be examined. He was discharged and sent home on Sunday night. 

"He didn't say anything during the game," Taylor said. "It was all precautionary. I think he was having a little difficulty talking. As the night went on he was better, as he woke up this morning he came right into the facility and was ready to go."

Burrow completed 26-of-38 attempts for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss. He took multiple big hits in the game, but didn't miss any snaps. 

Burrow and the Bengals will look to rebound this week against the Lions. 

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