Joe Burrow's next 300-yard game not only ties Andrew Luck's NFL rookie mark of six, but it gives him the most ever by a Bengals quarterback as his Rookie of the Year season marches on with a pace that would also give him franchise records for passing yards, attempts and completions.
Boomer Esiason (1987), Carson Palmer (2007) and Andy Dalton (2013) were very much veterans when they had five 300-yard passing games. Burrow's fifth of history came wrapped in a bow, a 406-yarder in Sunday's Bonnie-and-Clyde game with Baker Mayfield that was the sixth biggest passing day for a rookie, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and the first by a Bengals rookie.
That 37-34 loss was the first in NFL history with five go-ahead touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.
Also according to Elias, after Burrow point-guarded six Bengals to at least 50 yards receiving for the first time in franchise history, he's on pace to break four other rookie records that includes Luck's 2012 mark of 4,374 yards. Burrow's on pace for 4,624 yards, smashing Dalton's Bengals record of 4,293 in 2013.
Burrow's pace is also far ahead of most passes by a rookie (669 besting Luck's 627), most completions (445 to Carson Wentz's 379 in 2016) and fewest interceptions out of 500 throws (11 to the dozen of Kyler Murray last season and Derek Carr in 2014).
Burrow's completion percentage of .666 is second only to Dak Prescott's .678 in 2016 and among quarterbacks in their first seven games, Burrow ranks first in attempts (293) and completions (195) and third in passing yards (2,023) behind Patrick Mahomes (2,149) and Cam Newton (2,103).