As we get ready for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 29, we’re preparing to see the top two quarterbacks in the league go at it. Yes, I said top two, meaning Joe Burrow has surpassed Josh Allen in my rankings, and rightfully so. Joe Burrow was statistically better, and the only thing Burrow had left to do in order to prove this was win a head-to-head over Allen, and he did just that last Sunday.
Burrow has had his way against Patrick Mahomes every time the two have faced off so far. Burrow is a perfect 3-0 when playing Mahomes, and he looks to continue this unbeaten streak on Sunday. If Joe Burrow and the Bengals get it done on Sunday in Kansas City, it is really time to start talking about Burrow as the number one quarterback in the league.
In my opinion, there are a couple more things Burrow needs to do in order to surpass Mahomes, but being 4-0 against him is a great start. Winning a Super Bowl or two would be on the list of things to do to pass Mahomes, but I believe that there are a couple Super Bowl victories in the future for Burrow and the Bengals.
Everyone knows Mahomes has been dominant ever since he came in the league. The Kansas City Chiefs have been led to now FIVE straight AFC Championship games with a record of 2-2 and the fifth game to be played later this week. Mahomes has also taken this Kansas City team to two Super Bowls and has one ring to show for it. If Burrow can beat Mahomes and the Chiefs in this year’s AFC Championship Game, that will make Burrow a perfect 2-0 in that respected game and would give him a chance to be 1-1 in the Super Bowl, the same exact record as Patrick Mahomes. Having a 2-0 record in your conference championship game is pretty good, doing it against the lone quarterback ranked above you makes it that much more impressive.
I believe Joe Burrow put the Allen vs. Burrow debate to rest last weekend with the big time win in snowy Buffalo. This weekend he will take one step closer to closing the debate of Mahomes vs. Burrow while in Arrowhead.