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Joe Burrow throws a touchdown while the referee blows the whistle (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Joe Burrow throws a touchdown while the referee blows the whistle (Video)

Joe Burrow is having a good start to his first NFL playoff game.

The Bengals second touchdown of the first half came on a play that involved some controversy. Joe Burrow was scrambling and threw the ball. Tyler Boyd catches it for a touchdown. But the referee apparently blew the whistle before the touchdown.

According to the rules, the whistle should have meant the play was over.

Thankfully, the play wasn’t blown dead because of bad officiating. The touchdown still stood. The Bengals took a 20-13 lead into halftime.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.