The Bengals won a 34-31 nail-biter Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs in a shootout that could have been a game of the year. It was a record-setting day for Chase as he set the rookie record for receiving yards in a game with 266 yards. Chase also surpassed former LSU teammate Justin Jefferson for the most yards by a rookie receiver in a Super Bowl-era season with 1,429 yards.
Check out some highlights from yesterday’s monster performance below.
— NFL (@NFL) January 3, 2022
Chase received high praise from some very big names in the sport following his career-best performance on Sunday.
Jamar Chase after the catch pic.twitter.com/kXaEToblb4
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 2, 2022
Jamar Chase is RIDICULOUS
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) January 2, 2022
— JJETS✈️ (@JJettas2) January 2, 2022
Chase has already been announced to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season and he is now staking his claim to be the NFL Rookie of the Year. Mac Jones was the favorite for the award prior to this weekend, but Chase has now emerged as a -225 favorite according to SportsLine following his huge performance.
The Bengals needed a huge performance with the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on their heels for the division and Chase and Burrow more than delivered. The Bengals are now the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into the final weekend of the regular season.
With the loss, the Kansas City Chiefs fell to the No. 2 seed in the AFC with the Tennessee Titans taking control of the top seed for now.