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NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" traveled "back home" with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to Athens and The Plains, Ohio, ahead of Saturday's playoff game between Burrow's Bengals and the Las Vegas Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium.
From @NFLGameDay via Twitter:
"Teams that tried like crazy to beat Joe, now are so proud that he's from our area"
We went back to Joe Burrow's hometown to get a look at where he started before his playoff debut ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vFKhpS4fiw
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) January 15, 2022
The Burrow segment included an interview with Burrow's father, Jimmy, in addition to Joe's football coach for the Athens High School Bulldogs, his youth football coach and others, "while featuring never-before-seen video of Burrow playing football as a youth."
The Bulldogs' stadium was renamed "Joe Burrow Stadium."
"NFL GameDay Morning" - which aired Saturday afternoon - also included Kurt Warner breaking down the matchup between Burrow and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr; Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Bengals great Anthony Muñoz joining Warner and Michael Irvin to discuss Raiders-Bengals and playing in frigid temperatures; and discussion of whether the Raiders' defense will be able to slow down Burrow and the Bengals' offense in addition to how the Bengals can win their first playoff game since 1991.
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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: 'NFL GameDay Morning' features Joe Burrow growing up in Athens, Ohio