Joe Burrow’s last college football game ended with a national championship. His first NFL game ended in heartbreak.
The Cincinnati Bengals rookie had a frustrating debut that ended in devastating fashion. Cincinnati lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, 16-13, on Sunday evening.
Burrow struggled for much of the game, but played well late, leading the Bengals on what could have been a game-winning drive. Instead, Cincinnati had to settle for a short game-tying field goal attempt. Unfortunate for Burrow and Co., kicker Randy Bullock was wide right – by a lot.
The 31-yard attempt to force overtime was not close. To make matters worse, Bullock appeared to injure himself on the kick.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 13, 2020
Burrow had a pretty appropriate reaction to the missed kick that has since gone viral on Twitter.
Check it out:
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 13, 2020
When your kicker misses a 31-yard field goal that would’ve tied the game, that’s the kind of face you make.
All in all, it was a tough first start for Burrow, but the Bengals rookie quarterback has a lot to build on with that final drive.
Cincinnati will look to get its first win of the season on Thursday night. The Bengals are set to face the Browns at 8:20 p.m. E.T. on NFL Network.