'No Moral Victories Here': Tie Disgusts Burrow, Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals didnt lose Sunday, but the 2323 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles was just as difficult to take.
COLUMBUS, Ohio: The Cincinnati Bengals didnt lose Sunday, but the 23-23 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles was just as difficult to take.

Quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked eight times, and the Bengals (0-2-1) offensive line still cant give him enough time to look downfield. The running game is virtually non-existent. The defense was good at times, but still is giving up too much on the ground.

Its starting to hurt a little bit, acknowledged Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who caught a team-high 10 passes for 125 yards. This team, losing and losing, I dont want that to become a thing for us because were a talented team on both sides of the ball that can change the game.

Burrow continues to demonstrate why he was the Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall draft pick. Despite the lines inability to let him get set in the pocket, he completed 31 of 44 passes for 312 yards, including touchdown passes of 1 yard and 4 yards to rookie receiver Tee Higgins. His toughness and ability to create something out of nothing kept the Bengals in the game.

Burrow has 91 completions through his first three games, surpassing Kyler Murray's 84 for the most completions by a rookie quarterback in his first three games in NFL history.

But nobody was good enough to win in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Following a pair of pass interference penalties by the Bengals, Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz ran 7 yards for the tying touchdown with 21 seconds left in regulation. Overtime was futile for both teams, with the Bengals coming up empty on four chances to win the game.

It will never be about momentum or positive experiences to me, Burrow said. Im about winning, I expect to win, I know we expect to win. No moral victories around there.

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday the tie hurts as much as a loss.

We've all got to take ownership of what's happening here, he said. I don't feel like anybody's running from…
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