The Cincinnati Bengals laid an egg offensively in their season opener against the Cleveland Browns, scoring only three points in a rough loss. And Bengals star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase unsurprisingly doesn’t seem to be all that pleased with the team’s play.
Chase provided the Browns with some bulletin board material ahead of the game, disrespecting the Browns by calling them “elves” and saying that the game is no different than any other on their schedule.
“It feels like a regular game to me,” the Bengals wideout said before the game. “It don’t feel no different. It’s just the hooping and hollering about the Cleveland Browns. I was about to call them the elves, but yeah.”
Chase was obviously forced to eat his words after the game, voicing his frustration with losing to these self-proclaimed “elves”.
“I’m just frustrated because I their *** valves and we just lost to some elves,” said Chase.
Ja'Marr Chase spoke after the Bengals lost 24-3 to the Browns. pic.twitter.com/QIdxCCzflT
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To be fair to Chase, he did all that he could in this game to try and give his team the best chance to win. He led the team with five receptions for 39 yards, almost half of the entire passing yards that star quarterback Joe Burrow had in the entire game.
It was Chase’s counterpart Tee Higgins who had a particularly bad performance. Despite being targeted eight times in the game, he did not record a reception in the game.
The offense just simply never got going, and Chase and company will look to completely erase this game from their memory. They will attempt to write the ship in Week 2 when they face off against another division rival in the Baltimore Ravens.