Joe Burrow Enters MVP Betting Conversation With Career Game in Baltimore

Bengals Vs Ravens Cincinnati And NFL Background

  • Joe Burrow’s MVP odds improved from +10000 to +4000 after a career passing game in Baltimore.
  • Burrow became the first QB to throw for 400+ yards with 3+ touchdowns against the Ravens in Baltimore.
  • The Bengals’ QB is also second behind Dak Pescott in the Comeback Player of the Year betting boards.

Joe Burrow missed 6 games during his rookie season after suffering multiple ligament damages to his left knee after he was sandwiched between two defenders during a loss to the Washington Football Team.

The no. 1 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft had a long road to recovery but not only has he made it back, but he also looks better than ever. And during the Bengals’ 41-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, Joey B was at his best ever.

Burrow completed 23 of 38 passes for a career-high 416 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Most of his passing yards were caught by LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase who also had a huge game with 8 catches for 201 receiving yards, including a 72-yard TD catch. Chase’s big night also put him in the NFL record books for the most receiving yards in a player’s first seven NFL games.

Cincinnati’s 41 points were the most allowed by the Baltimore defense at home since a 2013 loss to the New England Patriots. The Ravens also became only the third team in NFL history to allow an opposing QB to throw for at least 400 yards within their first seven games of the season. But more importantly, it was a statement win for the Bengals.

The win put the Bengals at 5-2 and share the top spot of the AFC North with the Ravens and earn a four-way tie for the lead in the AFC Conference. Cincinnati also heads to week 8 as 10-point favorites over the 1-6 Jets so everything looks good right now.

Only QB to Pass for 400 Yards With 3 TD in Baltimore

Burrow is the only QB to throw 400 yards with 3 TDs against the Ravens in Baltimore and Sunday’s win in Baltimore was the largest win over the Ravens with Lamar Jackson as QB. It also snapped Cincinnati’s five-game losing streak to their division rivals and also ended Baltimore’s five-game winning run.

For the season, Burrow has thrown already 17 total touchdowns. That puts him in a tie with Boomer Esiason for the most TDs thrown by a Bengals quarterback through the team’s first seven regular season games in franchise history. Interestingly during that 1988 NFL season, Esiason went on to be named as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player.

Burrow is second behind Dak Prescott in the Comeback Player of the Year oddsboards. He is currently listed at +250 via SportsBetting.ag with Prescott the current odds on favorite at -300. But not only is Burrow a strong contender to win the CPOY award now, but he has also entered the NFL MVP betting conversation.

Burrow’s MVP Odds Went from +10000 to +4000

Burrow’s MVP odds immediately improved after his career-best passing game. At the Caesars Sportsbook, Joe B moved from +10000 to +4000. Of course, that’s still very far from the top of the mountain, but the single-day improvement was the most significant across the betting boards at the best NFL sportsbooks.

Kyler Murray is still the consensus MVP betting favorite and the likes of Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Josh Allen, and Matthew Stafford have MVP odds shorter than +1000 but with his latest odds movement, Joe Burrow has moved inside the Top 10 of the betting boards.

Burrow’s shortest odds can be found at the online sportsbook BetOnline where he is listed at +1800 and with only seven names ahead of him on the list. The Cincinnati QB is also listed at +2500 via PointsBet USA which is currently the 9th shortest odds at that sportsbook. The majority of the top NFL sportsbooks, however, have Burrow at +4000 in their MVP betting boards.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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