Following Sunday’s 20-9 loss to Washington, the Bengals’ record under Zac Taylor dropped to 4-21-1, including no road wins over a two-year span.  It looked like the Bengals had a great chance for that illusive road victory in Washington, as they raced out to a 9-7 lead at halftime.  But then disaster struck, as Joe Burrow suffered a serious knee injury early in the third quarter. It’s reportedly a torn ACL but could have more damage that an MRI will reveal this coming week.

After Burrow exited the game, it was painfully evident that it left the Bengals more deflated than Taylor’s coaching tenure.

The Cincinnati Bengals‘ nightmare scenario came true Sunday when their new face of the franchise, rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, was carted off the field with a left knee injury.

Burrow was having a strong game against the Washington Football Team, completing 22-of-34 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown before suffering the injury in the third quarter.

The extent of the injury was not immediately known, but the sight of the No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft being taken off the field elicited support and prayers from across the NFL.