Bengals: 3 key observations from Joe Burrow from Week 3 victory

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Ja’Marr Chase #1 and Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Joe Burrow observations

2. The Burrow and Chase connection is legit 

Back in the LSU days, Burrow and Chase were dynamic and we all saw witnessed that on display. But when we selected them in back-to-back years to think in the first three weeks of the season, Chase would be leading the NFL in touchdowns? That is uncalled for.

These two seem like they are always on the same page, and the deep ball has been a serious threat for them. Three of the four touchdowns Chase has caught have been from 30+ yards out, and two of them have come in the final minute of the first half when the Bengals need a strong response and a score.

If these two keep up the same pace, not only will Chase set historical numbers as a receiver in the Bengals franchise he will start breaking rookie wide receiver numbers in the entire NFL. And it will also put him on pace to compete for Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Now it has only been three weeks, so we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, but Chase has not had any trouble with dropping passes, and the chemistry between the quarterback and wide receiver seems to be as strong as it can be currently.

Chase had four catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns against Pittsburgh and caught a touchdown in each of the first two games. However, it seems to me that Burrow has found his new favorite target — or old favorite target, rather.