#1 vs #1 in Thursday niter

By | September 17, 2020

#1 vs #1 in Thursday niter … Interesting match-up in tonight’s Thursday night game as two of the three QBs selected with the first pick overall in the last three drafts go head-to-head when Cleveland hosts Cincinnati, with KO set for 8:20 PM ET on the NFL Network. For Joe Burrow, whom the Bengals selected with the first pick this past April, it will be his first chance to perform on the national stage. For the record, Burrow was ‘okay’ in the Bengals season opener last Sunday when he completed 23 of 36 passes for 193 yards, but had a pick and was sacked three times in a 16-13 loss to the LA Chargers. There will be even more pressure on Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield, the first player taken in 2018 after the team’s very disappointing season-opening 30-6 loss to Baltimore. No surprise here, but the loser of tonight’s game will also emerge as one of the early season favorites to end up with a high pick at the 2021 draft.