Cincinnati Bengals: Winners and losers from Week 3 win over Steelers

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Winner – Ja’Marr Chase

People aren’t questioning if Ja’Marr Chase can catch the ball or not anymore. He’s been sensational through three games and dazzled in his third game as a pro, grabbing four receptions for 65 yards and two scores. Half of his receptions went for touchdowns!

This was another big game for Chase and with the offensive line playing as well as they did, maybe we can finally stop comparing his production to that of Penei Sewell. Maybe…

Loser – Eli Apple

It’s been a rough start for cornerback Eli Apple and despite having some promising plays early in this game, it didn’t end well for Apple. He dropped an interception that would have put the game on ice early and then later was flagged for PI, gifting the Steelers a fresh set of downs.

It’s been tough sledding for Apple but the good news is that Trae Waynes is inching closer to returning. That could put an end to Apple having to be the main cornerback in coverage.

Winner – Joe Burrow

Last week wasn’t kind to Burrow, who threw three picks on three straight passes. While he didn’t finish the game with crazy numbers through the air, he did toss three touchdowns to just one pick and wasn’t sacked at all. Bengals fans will take that any day of the week.