As the 2021 regular season inches closer toward a conclusion, the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys have the playoffs in their sights after big wins in Week 16. Their star quarterbacks put up extraordinary numbers in the process of bringing clarity to their postseason hopes.
Joe Burrow broke a franchise record in the Bengals’ crucial home win over a division rival to take first place in the NFC North, while Dak Prescott cemented the Cowboys’ claim of the NFC East with a blowout win over a divisional foe.
On Wednesday morning, Burrow and Prescott were recognized for their efforts as NFL Players of the Week.
Burrow took AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors with a remarkable 525 passing yards in the Bengals’ 41-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Breaking Boomer Esiason’s franchise record for passing yards in a game, Burrow completed 37 of 46 passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 143.2 QB rating. Only three QBs in NFL history have thrown for more yards in a game than Burrow in Week 16.