7 shining stars from Bengals’ blowout Week 16 win vs Ravens

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Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
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6. Ja’Marr Chase

After how bad Mac Jones has played the past two weeks, can Ja’Marr Chase make a comeback in the Offensive Rookie of the Year race? The rookie receiver had his first 100+ yard game since Week 7 (also against the Ravens) grabbing seven catches for 125 yards with a long of 22 yards.

To put up these numbers after Chase had the worst game of his young career showed that he can bounce back in a big way. The No. 5 overall pick now has 1,163 yards on the year and the Bengals absolutely made the right choice with that selection. He’s been fantastic.

Some might have put Chase higher on the list but this feels like a good spot for him since he didn’t find the end zone during the game.

5. Tyler Boyd

We were SO close to all three Bengals receivers going for over 100 yards in this game but sadly, that didn’t happen. Tyler Boyd finished the game with three catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. Had the second touchdown Boyd nearly had counted, he’d have finished with over 100 yards receiving and two scores.

Even without the 100-yard game, Boyd still impressed. His touchdown came on a play where no one was near him and he took the pigskin 68 yards to the house to put the good guys up 10-7 early on.

There was a time where Boyd was ignored in the offense but that isn’t the case now. Joe Burrow is finding all of his guys and Boyd has been terrific when given a chance to make a play.