Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow knows how the team has avoided a massive COVID outbreak this season when other teams have not had the same fortune.
The answer is simple: There’s not a lot to do in Cincinnati.
Here’s the full quote from Burrow’s Wednesday news conference over Zoom:
“We’ve done a great job with our COVID protocols. Fortunately, there’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati, so nobody’s going out to clubs and bars and getting COVID every weekend,” Burrow said.
Burrow is right about the COVID safety -- the Bengals have only two players in COVID protocols going into a critical week 16 matchup against Baltimore.
That’s compared to 15 players in the protocols on the Chicago Bears, 22 on the Cleveland Browns (which had to postpone its game this past week to Tuesday) and 25 players on the Los Angeles Rams.
The Ravens have nine players in COVID protocol ahead of Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium.