Cincinnati Bengals fans are waking up as playoff victors for the first time since January of 1991. It’s quite the feeling breaking a 31-year playoff drought but we all had a feeling in the past month or so that this team was different. Ja’Marr Chase is one of the reasons fans felt that way.
Chase exploded onto the scene this season with over 1,400 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, which should hopefully be enough to get him the Offensive Rookie of the Year title.
Saturday’s win against the Las Vegas Raiders was another dominant performance by Chase, who some have said is the best receiver in the league right now.
Chase finished his first-ever playoff game with nine catches for 116 yards while also adding 23 rushing yards. He was a force in every aspect of the game and that’s what makes the guy so dangerous.
Following the win, Chase was feeling good.
Ja’Marr Chase doesn’t think he can be stopped.
Can you blame the guy for feeling this way?
The rookie receiver out of LSU has been unstoppable throughout the season, going for over 100 yards in six of his 18 games this season and going over the 200-yard mark twice. One of those 200-yard performances came against the Chiefs, who have a good defense, proving Chase doesn’t do it against practice squad defenses every week.
It was clear pretty early on in this game that Joe Burrow liked what he saw when targeting Chase and his wideout didn’t let him down. The two continue to be one of the hottest duos in the league.
The game came down to the defense, however, as the Raiders crawled their way back into it. Chase recognized that it was an ugly win but this team probably doesn’t care too much. They got the W and shed an ugly playoff monkey from their backs in the process.
Chase doesn’t think he can be stopped and we’ll see if he’s right next week in the divisional round.
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It’s hard to argue with the guy right now though. He’s tough to slow down and he proved that on Saturday night.