Ja’Marr Chase could put up massive numbers vs. Packers secondary

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare for their Week 5 date with the Green Bay Packers, it’s not hard to notice how banged up that Packers secondary is. Ja’Marr Chase has to be licking his chops at this matchup.

For reference, Green Bay will be without their best cornerback in Jaire Alexander and even if Kevin King returns, it’ll be his first game back since sustaining a concussion in Week 2. Alexander probably would have been matched up with Chase, which could have led to a quiet day for the Bengals rookie, but that won’t be the case with Alexander out.

Chase has been a shining star for the Bengals four games into his career, totaling 17 receptions for 297 yards and four touchdowns. This past game was the first time he didn’t find the end zone but he definitely still made a positive impact on the game with six catches for 77 yards.

This will be a tough game for the Bengals, so they need to take whatever advantages come their way. Green Bay losing Alexander is unfortunate for them because he’s a great player and you hate to see those guys go down, but it should make things easier for Joe Burrow to find his favorite weapon from his college days.

Prepare for Ja’Marr Chase to put up electrifying stats this weekend.

The only potential obstacle for Chase could be that Tee Higgins is set to return to the lineup in Week 5, which gives Burrow another weapon to target. He’s done a nice job spreading the football around through the first four games of the season, but it’s definitely something that could affect Chase.

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To this point, however, Chase hasn’t been impacted by the other weapons on the team and has still gotten a fair share of targets and receptions. Let’s hope that’s still the case this weekend because he could have his best game yet against the visiting Packers.