Joe Burrow throws three interceptions on three straight pass attempts

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In 2019, LSU’s Joe Burrow had perhaps the single greatest season any college quarterback has ever enjoyed, with 60 touchdown passes and just six interceptions. Before he lost the last six games of the 2020 season to a knee injury, Burrow was respectably efficient despite an absolutely abysmal offensive line, throwing 13 touchdown passes to just five picks. The point we’re trying to make here is that, throughout his career as a big-time quarterback at the highest levels of football, Burrow has been quite-mistake proof, and quite capable of creating big plays.

On Sunday against the Bears, Burrow was all about big plays… but in this case, it was big plays for the Bears’ defense. On three consecutive passing attempts, Burrow threw interceptions to three different Bears defenders.

The first pick came with 11:07 left in the game. Burrow tried to hit Tyler Boyd, and he really didn’t see linebacker Roquan Smith lying in the weeds. The result? A 53-yard pick-six for Mr. Smith.

The second interception was an attempt to Tee Higgins, and cornerback Jaylon Johnson jumped the route.

The third interception was tipped at the line of scrimmage, and defensive tackle Angelo Blackson was on the spot with the steal.

Burrow hadn’t thrown a pick in his last 200 pass attempts before this eruption.