10 shining stars in Cincinnati Bengals’ monumental Wild Card win
2. Ja’Marr Chase
In his first-ever NFL playoff game, Ja’Marr Chase showed that he’s just as deadly as he is in the regular season. The rookie wideout finished this one with nine catches for 116 yards while also making a dent in the run game by rushing three times for 23 yards.
The biggest moment from Chase was the key 15-yard run he had on 4th-and-1 on a jet sweep to put the Bengals in the red zone. Cincinnati needed one yard but Chase got 14 more. I can’t wait to see what he does in the divisional round.
1. Joe Burrow
I try not to put the quarterback at No. 1 on these lists but I couldn’t not have Joe Burrow as the top option. This was his first-ever NFL playoff game and he looked as calm as could be.
The second-year signal-caller threw just 10 incompletions and finished with 244 yards and two touchdowns. It was his fifth game without throwing an interception, proving that the quarterback is locked in at the absolute perfect time.
As long as Burrow is playing like this, Cincinnati absolutely has a chance to advance again next week.
Everyone on the team played a role in the Bengals winning their first playoff game in 31 years but these 10 earned their spot on this list the most.