Cincinnati Bengals rookie No. 5 pick Ja’Marr Chase entered Thursday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars having already scored four touchdowns on the season. The former LSU standout has been making sweet music with quarterback Joe Burrow, including averaging 20 yards per reception through three games.
Looking to move to 3-1 for the first time since back in 2018, Cincinnati found itself down 14-0 at the half against a Jags team that has lost 18 consecutive games.
Apparently, something clicked for Ja’Marr Chase and the Bengals at halftime, because, they opened up the third quarter on fire. That included the star young wide receiver hauling in a 44-yard reception from Burrow down the left sideline.
As you can see in the video, this led directly to Cincinnati scoring its first points of the game on a 22-yard touchdown strike from Burrow to tight end C. J. Uzomah.
This big-play ability is something Cincinnati has been sorely missing since Zac Taylor took over as head coach back in 2019.
Getting similar production from Ja’Marr Chase moving forward could also lead to Cincinnati being a surprise playoff contender this season.