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The top offensive player taken in the 2020 NFL draft met the top defensive player selected in 2020 Sunday, with Joe Burrow’s Bengals taking over from Chase Young and the Washington Football Team. So of course there would be some fireworks.
On a fourth and goal in the second quarter, Young Burrow denied a scoring opportunity and met the Bengals QB on the 1-yard line with a vicious, teeth-chatting hit.
Young forced the fumble against Burrow as a result of the hit and gave the ball back to Washington. To Burrow’s credit, he jumped up again right after the hit, showing that Ohio-hard runs deep.
The story between the two can be linked to Ohio State: Burrow, although he ended his college career in Louisiana, was once a member of the Buckeyes. Young was also selected as No. 2 out of Ohio State. In all, Burrow appeared in 10 games for the Buckeyes before moving on to LSU.
Twitter noted the erasure:
The Bengals have a two-point lead on the football team 9-7.