Joe Burrow Jokes About Bengals Avoiding COVID-19: 'Not a Ton to Do' in Cincinnati

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 22, 2021

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 19: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms-up before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on December 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Sometimes, amid a global pandemic that has dominated everybody's lives for the past two years, you just have to ease some tension by joking about it. 

And so that's what Joe Burrow did Wednesday, as cases continue to rise around the NFL, to the point that three games were postponed last week. When asked why the Bengals have been able to avoid a major outbreak, he told reporters: "Fortunately, there's not a lot to do in Cincinnati."

After a game, Burrow clearly goes home, heats up some Skyline Chili and flips on some reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati‎.

Whatever the players are doing, it's largely working on the field. The Bengals are 8-6, sit atop the AFC North and hold the No. 4 seed in the playoff picture. For a team that hasn't made the postseason since 2015, it's been refreshing watching Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Mixon lead a revival. 

Even if they occasionally crack jokes about the fine city of Cincinnati.