3 winners, 3 losers from Bengals’ historic Week 17 win vs. Chiefs

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals Winners from Week 17

Ja’Marr Chase

If Ja’Marr Chase doesn’t win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, then the league needs to change it to strictly being a quarterback award. The guy put on the performance of a lifetime on Sunday, grabbing 11 catches for 266 yards and three touchdowns, which is now officially the best game of all time for any Bengals receiver.

There was a lot of discussion after Cincy took Chase No. 5 overall but the kid has lived up to his draft status and has made the Bengals a better team. They’re not division champs without him and I think that’s a pretty safe statement to make.

Zac Taylor

The head coach of the Bengals had just six wins during his first two years. Another lackluster season in 2021 could have led to him getting fired or at least would have made his seat even hotter.

Well, in year three, Taylor’s Bengals won double-digit games and won a division that was pegged as one of the toughest in the league before the season began. Taylor was emotional after the game because of how rough the first two years went and it’s hard not to be happy for the guy.

Joe Burrow

How can Joe Burrow not be on this list? The Bengals quarterback looks as good as ever, throwing for 446 yards and four touchdowns in the 34-31 victory and despite getting banged up at the end, is the reason Cincy is where they are.

As long as Burrow has protection upfront, the Bengals have a chance to be a very good team for a very long time.

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There were plenty of other winners in this game but I’d have been here all day if I listed them all so I just went with these three.