“I Didn’t Think It Was A Necessary Comment”: Joe Burrow Replied To Don Martindale’ Words With Actions

Published 12/27/2021, 7:00 AM EST


Cincinnati Bengals went against the Baltimore Ravens last night. The Baltimore Ravens were not 100% before their Week 16 match-up, but it didn’t stop their DC from talking smack. Don Martindale did not consider Joe Burrow a Hall of Fame-caliber talent, and that was it. He did not show any mercy to the Ravens yesterday. After a record-setting performance, Burrow proved him wrong.

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Before playing the Cincinnati Bengals, Martindale said, “I don’t think we’re ready to buy a golden jacket for Joe.” The golden jacket, of course, refers to the legendary NFL Hall of Fame jackets. But not only did the Bengals dominate the Raven, but Joe Burrow had the best game of his career yet.

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Joe Burrow had an amazing Sunday

Given the Ravens did not have their best line-up, the star quarterback Lamar Jackson was missing. But the Bengals did not show any mercy. They took the ball and ran it to the ground. 

The words of Don Martindale might have lit a fire inside Joe Burrow. He came to the field with determination, and just like the Avengers Hawkeye, Joe never missed a target. His game was so solid that he made NFL history. Joe threw a record-setting 525 Yards. He also made four touchdowns and had a passer rating of 143.2. All of these stats are his career-high.

In the week 7 game where Cincinnati embarrassed the Ravens before as well, Joe threw for 416 yards. Both of these stats combined make him the only player to record the most passing yards against one team in a single season.

Burrow was phenomenal on the field last night. Before him, no other player in the history of the NFL has ever achieved this magnificent feat. With 525 yards Joe Burrow also became the player who has the fourth-most passing yards in a single game.

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Joe Burrows’ reply to the Golden Jacket comment

After that beautiful performance, it’s safe to assume that one day we’ll definitely see Joe in a golden jacket. Don Martindale might have been biting his nails on the sidelines last night. Burrow with his performance made Don swallow his words.

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After the game, when the reporters asked Joe about the ‘golden jacket’ comment, he said, “I didn’t think it was a necessary comment.” Joe Burrow single-handedly took the Cincinnati Bengals to the top. The Bengals are now the leaders of the AFC North table with a record of 9-6. They can easily make it to the playoffs. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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