There is always plenty of bad blood between the Bengals and Steelers, and it reached a boiling point near the end of the first half of Sunday’s contest between the two teams.
With the Bengals leading 24-3, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw an interception, which gave the Steelers the ball back at their own 21-yard line. In the midst of that interception return was Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt trying to block Burrow from heading over to the play, and wrestling him to the ground.
It should be noted that Burrow was no where near the play.
After the game, Burrow said that he wasn’t too concerned about the play, and credited Watt with a nice play.
“He was just blocking me after the pick.” “[I] was going to go make the play and he decided to block me. . . . It’s football. I told him, ‘Nice block.’ I told him I wasn’t worried about it. No hard feelings.”
Burrow also joked that he’s a ways away from getting protection treatment from the refs, like Tom Brady.
“Maybe if I get 15 or 20 years down the road, maybe,” he told PFT, laughing. “Maybe six or seven Super Bowls in. I think Tom can afford that luxury and people will protect him a little more than they will a second-year quarterback.”
Burrow completed 20-of-24 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 12 against their rival.
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