Stats show Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow’s elite chemistry
Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase hasn’t appeared to catch football this preseason.
This had fans on Twitter throughout the squad for taking him with the No.5 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
But Chase has since recovered and brought his LSU connection with Joe Burrow to the NFL.
He’s already 553 yards and five touchdowns on just 27 receptions so far in six weeks.
His big-game ability with Burrow is evident and the stats confirm how dynamic the duo have been.
Chase is racking up yards on limited catches and the fact that he has four touchdowns that have traveled over 30 yards in the air proves Burrow finally has his number one offshore in Cincinnati.
Both players warm up
The Bengals are 4-2 this year and the two losses ended in a three-point aggregate,
The Bengals are therefore realistic on the verge of being unbeaten this season.
Chase’s biggest game of the year actually ended in a Week 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
He finished with six catches for 159 yards, which is just an absurd total.
Burrow totaled 281 passing yards in the game, showing how much he depended on his former LSU teammate.
Perhaps that is the recipe for success for the Bengals this season.
Having Joe Mixon near the top of the NFL standings in rushing yards means defenses can’t just sit back and wait for Chase to open up a big game.
You have to watch out for Mixon, adding a perfect balance to this Cincinnati attack.
Still, once or twice per game, opposing defenses can expect Burrow to throw a ball for Chase 30 yards or more down the field.
And while a defense can prepare for it, sometimes a player is too good to stop.