As the 2021 season draws to a close, the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys have the playoffs in the binoculars after big wins in Week 16. Their star quarterbacks pose with extraordinary numbers in the process of bringing clarity to their hopes after the season.
Joe Burrow broke a franchise record in the Bengals ‘crucial home win over a division rival to take first place in NFC North, while Dak Prescott cemented the Cowboys’ claim to NFC East with a blowout victory over a division enemy.
On Wednesday morning, Burrow and Prescott were recognized for their efforts as NFL Players of the Week.
Burrow honored the AFC Offensive Player of the Week with a remarkable 525 passing yards in the Bengals’ 41-21 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. By breaking Boomer Esiason’s franchise record for passing yards in a game, Burrow completed 37 of 46 passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 143.2 QB rating. Only three QBs in NFL history have thrown over more yards in a game than Burrow in Week 16.