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WATCH: Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow leaves game after brutal hit

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals
Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Second-year quarterback Joe Burrow had his Cincinnati Bengals at a surprising 3-1 heading into Sunday’s game against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Said game was expected to be among the best on the Week 5 early slate. Burrow and the Bengals didn’t disappoint by taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter before Green Bay scored twice and took a two-point advantage.

Unfortunately for Burrow and the Bengals, he suffered a brutal hit in the second quarter and had to head to the medical blue tent. Check out Joe Burrow getting absolutely trucked by two different Packers defenders.

That’s just brutal stuff. As people have been indicating, Burrow needs to know when to slide. He’s the franchise quarterback. He’s a generational talent.

Remember, the former Heisman winner at LSU missed the final six games of his rookie campaign with a torn ACL.

The good news? Burrow made his way back to the Bengals’ bench to study the last possession with his quarterbacks coach.

Either way, this isn’t something Bengals fans want to continue seeing. That is to say, Joe Burrow getting hit when he simply should have avoided the contact.