Joe Burrow awaits Bengals-Patriots Week 16 game vs. 'best trash-talker' Matt Judon

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Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws as Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99)] rushes during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium.
Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws as Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99)] rushes during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Cincinnati Bengals' 2022 schedule is set to include a record-setting five primetime games, but one of their most anticipated non-primetime games will be against the New England Patriots in Week 16.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow added to the anticipation for the Dec. 24 game at Gillette Stadium (currently scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern on CBS) by identifying a Pats' linebacker as the NFL's best trash-talker.

"Matt Judon - Patriots. Best trash-talker in the league," Burrow told the Full Send Podcast recently. "I only played Baltimore one time my rookie year because I got hurt. He - I mean even if it's not a play that he did anything - I mean, he's talking. And I love that. Unfortunately, we stunk that year, so I couldn't really say anything back. But I think we play the Patriots this year, so that'll be fun. ... (Quarterback Mac Jones) just fit right in to what they were trying to do."

Judon played for the Ravens for five seasons before playing last season for the Pats.

The Bengals' game at New England would be the first NFL meeting between Burrow, the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and Jones, a first-round pick (15th overall) in 2021. Alabama and LSU met twice while Jones and Burrow played for the SEC rivals, but Jones didn't attempt a pass for the Crimson Tide in either meeting.

Burrow also discussed the trash talk he hears when he faces Judon's former team - the Baltimore Ravens.

"I love playing the Ravens," Burrow said. "I love playing the Ravens because they talk. They talk. I love that. (The score) was a lot to a little (in both of the Bengals' wins against Baltimore last season). I threw for 520-something in the second one and I threw for 400-something in the first one. ... I don't start the talking. But somebody pokes me, I can talk a little bit."

The Bengals' Week 15 game against the Buccaneers in Tampa on Dec. 18 could feature the first - and potentially only - meeting between Burrow and future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady, who was 7-1 in eight career games for the Patriots against the Bengals. Brady led the Pats to a 34-13 win in Cincinnati in 2019 the last time the two teams met.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Joe Burrow awaits Bengals-Patriots game vs. 'trash-talker' Matt Judon