Bengals: Winners and losers from Week 5 overtime loss to Packers

Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals Winners

Ja’Marr Chase

What a day from Ja’Marr Chase! The electric rookie receiver had himself the best game of his young career to this point, hauling in six receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown.

While it wasn’t enough to be the best game from a receiver in this game, Chase was still magnificent and it’s clear that Joe Burrow/Ja’Marr Chase connection is still going strong. It might be even stronger than it was in Baton Rouge.

Chidobe Awuzie

What a free-agent signing Chidobe Awuzie has been for this team. I know I said the Bengals secondary had a bad day (and they did) but Awuzie is excluded from that bunch.

The former Cowboys cornerback finished his fifth game as a Bengal with six tackles, two deflected passes, and an interception off of Aaron Rodgers in the first half. Unfortunately, the pick didn’t lead to points but it did take Rodgers and Co. off the field, so that’s always ideal.

Awuzie continues to impress and he was the bright spot on the defense on Sunday.

Trey Hendrickson

Cincinnati’s defense managed to get two sacks on Rodgers during Sunday’s loss and both of them came via Trey Hendrickson. Many of us were worried that Hendrickson was a one-hit-wonder in New Orleans but he’s been anything but in the Queen City so far.

Hendrickson had two sacks and four total tackles in his fifth game as a member of the Bengals. He was terrific.