Catch of the playoffs? Ja'Marr Chase doubled on 4th down, makes great catch anyway
Ja'Marr Chase isn't bothered by it. The Cincinnati Bengals had a ridiculous play to start the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game. Chase was bracketed off the line but Burrow threw deep to him anyway. Chase got free, positioned himself to make the catch and came down with a jumping grab for the first down. For Burrow, he's throwing a pass against two defenders on a fourth down in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game.wftv.com
Ja'Marr Chase loses out on touchdown in latest NFL playoff catch controversy: 'That looks like a catch'
One of those bingo squares has already been checked off this season, and Ja'Marr Chase and the Cincinnati Bengals gave us another Sunday. Chase became the latest wide receiver to be involved in a catch controversy after hauling in this would-be touchdown in the second quarter. Chase appeared — on nearly all replays — to catch the ball and get both feet in bounds before falling to the ground. 📺: #CINvsBUF on CBS📱: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/RqOcaBu1Zc pic.twitter.com/Y66X4uxf9z — NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2023Chase does initially make the catch and get his feet in bounds as he's going to the ground. This is ... eerily similar to just about every other catch controversy NFL fans have experienced over the past decade or so.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Exit Interview: Star receivers popped, rookies closed fast in 2022
In the fourth and final edition of our Exit Interview series, let’s dig into the wideouts and see where the profits were. We’ll use the general grading system of green, yellow, and red — a green pick is someone you were thrilled about, a yellow pick brought middling returns, and a red player kicked you in the shins. If you're looking for negatives on this guy, who just finished his age-23 season, you're trying too hard. When big-name wideouts change teams, it's not a big deal — at least it wasn't in 2022. Wideouts 11-20 (one green, four yellow, five red)Would it be fair to call this a quasi-dead zone?wftv.com
Burrow tops Mahomes again, rallies Bengals past Chiefs 27-24
Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Samaje Perine rushed for a season-high 106 yards and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in their first meeting since the Bengals prevailed in last season’s AFC championship game.
Joe Burrow's TD to Higgins lifts Bengals over Titans 20-16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Joe Burrow threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins with 13:42 left to put Cincinnati ahead to stay, and the Bengals held off the Tennessee Titans 20-16 on Sunday for their third straight victory and fifth in six games. The Titans (7-4) equaled their most points allowed since a Week 2 loss at Buffalo as their two-game winning streak ended. Ryan Tannehill threw for 291 yards, but the Titans couldn't score a touchdown in three trips to the red zone. The Titans played their second straight game without center Ben Jones, a loss that showed as they were flagged twice for false starts on their opening drive. Tennessee also played without kicker Randy Bullock for a second straight game.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 12: Wide Receiver rankings
[Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]The question now is, how much more production like that can be projected going forward? Chase, who has been out of action since Week 7, is set to return to Bengals practice this week. 9 in our analysts' wide receiver rankings for this week. Check back on these rankings throughout the week as we follow Chase's return and how that may impact Higgins' outlook in the short term. Here's the wide receiver position — see where Higgins and the rest of the WRs landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 12:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Every NFL team's passing-game situation heading into Week 10
At least the passing game is offering three playable pass catchers in DeAndre Hopkins (a monster ADP win), Zach Ertz and Rondale Moore. Buffalo BillsFor all the sunshine thrown at these guys, the passing game has only given us two reliable options — Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. Dalton Schultz looks a little sharper with every passing week; I'm eager to see what he can do after the Week 9 bye. Until we see a show-me game, everyone in this passing game belongs on a fantasy bench, if not the waiver wire. Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor Lawrence showed some positive signs last week (he's also avoided sacks all year), and Christian Kirk will always be the first read.wftv.com
Week 8 Fantasy Football Stats Notebook: Can the Bengals thrive without Ja'Marr Chase?
Teams previously knew plays under center meant “run” and shotgun signaled “pass” any time you played the Bengals. He's a transformative talent and his absence will change the way this team plays from a structural standpoint. The pony personnel packages had brought a ton of big plays for Breece Hall and a good handful of touchdowns for Michael Carter. He's run a route on 58% of the dropbacks since Week 5 and has an 18% target share. Big plays have followed suit.wftv.com
AP source: Bengals star WR Chase out weeks with hip injury
Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase could miss several games with a hip injury, a person familiar with his condition told The Associated Press on Thursday. Chase has been bothered by the hip for several weeks. Chase was held out of practice Thursday as the Bengals (4-3) continued preparing for Monday night's game at Cleveland. On Thursday, Bengals coach Zac Taylor said only that Chase was dealing with a hip issue and his status was day to day. As a rookie, Chase, who played with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow at LSU, had 81 catches for 1,455 yards and 19 scores.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 7 Analysis: Has a new tight end savior emerged?
In short, the two metrics that we will use each week are:Expected Fantasy Points (or xFP)Fantasy Points Over Expected (or FPOE = Actual Points - Expected Points)Why do these metrics matter? Basically, fantasy production rooted in volume (or xFP) is usually sustainable week to week. Wide Receivers: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyJa’Marr Chase - Cincinnati BengalsWhy does the metric Expected Fantasy Points (xFP) matter? Despite that, he was still the WR4 in Expected Fantasy Points (15.7) through the first five weeks, while only ranking as the WR22 in actual points per game (12.1). Quarterbacks: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyTrevor Lawrence - Jacksonville JaguarsFor the second time this season, Trevor Lawrence finished as a top-five fantasy quarterback.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 6: Wide Receiver rankings
We're now heading into Week 6 of the fantasy football season. Star Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase hasn't scored over 11 fantasy points since Week 1. He's currently the 18th-highest scoring wide receiver in half-PPR. Whatever the reason behind his slow outings the past couple of games, fantasy managers aren't feeling too hot about their star receiver right now. Here's the wide receiver position — check out where Chase and the rest of the WRs landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 6:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 5 Care/Don't Care: Did we just get a sign to worry about the Bengals offense?
Joe Burrow averaged a measly 3.4 air yards per attempt against the Ravens, the lowest among any quarterback in Week 5. He averaged 4.2 air yards per target. On the other hand, you can't then veer so sharply in the other direction that your star receiver gets a total of 50 air yards. Brown ranks sixth in team air yards share (39.5%) and 15th in team target share (26.6%). He had a good Week 1, an excellent Week 2, a slow Week 3 and got hurt in Week 4.wftv.com
Deep group of receivers taking center stage at NFL combine
INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — David Bell and Treylon Burks were the first receivers to speak Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. “I can't really say I‘m the best because we all have different tools, so I can’t really pinpoint that right now." “It’s a great wide receiver draft," NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. I'm really passionate about what I do, I put a lot of effort into what I do, and I'm going to show that in the next few days." Last year he found a perfect fit at Alabama, where he lined up opposite Metchie, who also had been biding his time behind future NFL receivers.wftv.com
Super Bowl gives Chase chance to cap amazing rookie season
The Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 13. On Sunday, he can help the Bengals win the franchise's first Super Bowl. The receiver from New Orleans says he never had a general plan to play in the Super Bowl growing up. Once reunited with the Bengals, Chase says he expected to eventually reach a Super Bowl. If he has at least 110 yards Sunday, he would top Torry Holt’s single-game Super Bowl record for rookies.wftv.com
The Latest: Broncos' trickery backfires on fourth-and-goal
The referee went on to announce that Miami cornerback Nik Needham was flagged for defensive pass interference with 5:44 left in the second quarter. ___2:35 p.m.Atlanta’s Kyle Pitts has set the franchise rookie record for yards receiving and became the NFL’s second rookie tight end to top 1,000 yards receiving. He broke the team’s rookie record set by Julio Jones, who had 959 yards receiving in 2011. In the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs, Burrow passed the 4,293 yards recorded by Andy Dalton in the 2013 season. He got there on his first reception of the game, an 18-yarder in the second quarter.wftv.com
Bengals rally past Chiefs 34-31, clinch AFC North title
Chiefs Bengals Football Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates after the Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 34-31 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) (Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Evan McPherson kicked a 20-yard field goal as time ran out, and the Cincinnati Bengals earned their first AFC North title and postseason appearance in six years with a wild 34-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to give the Chiefs the early lead, but he didn't get another one. Kansas City responded with Harrison Butker's 34-yard field goal. Mahomes was 26 for 35 for 259 yards and threw touchdown passes to Demarcus Robinson and tight end Travis Kelce, who caught a pass in his 125th straight game.wftv.com
Burrow, Chase lead way as Bengals speed past Ravens 41-17
Bengals Ravens Football Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) runs away for a long touchdown after making a catch during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Baltimore. The Bengals (5-2) drew even with the Ravens (5-2) atop the division, a sign that Burrow and Chase might be ahead of schedule in turning around this struggling franchise. The former LSU teammates were too much for Baltimore to handle, and Cincinnati's offense moved the ball pretty easily from the middle of the second quarter on. INJURYRavens RT Patrick Mekari left in the second quarter with an ankle injury. Ravens: Baltimore has next week off before hosting Minnesota on Nov. 7.wftv.com
The Latest: Burrow, Chase have Bengals rolling vs. Ravens
(AP Photo/Gail Burton) (Gail Burton)The latest from Week 7 of the NFL (all times EDT):___3:20 p.m.Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase are carving up the Baltimore defense. Chase scored on an 82-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter to put the Bengals up 27-17 in this AFC North showdown. The third touchdown pass of the day from Aaron Rodgers has given Green Bay a 21-7 lead early in the third quarter against Washington. Washington’s Taylor Heinicke, who grew up a fan of Brett Favre, opened with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin. The AFC North lead is in play with Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals visiting Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in one of the Week 7 headliners.wftv.com
Burrow throws 3 TDs, Bengals drop listless Steelers 24-10
Bengals Steelers Football Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) dives past Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Joe Schobert (93) for a touchdown during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Joe Burrow threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns, including two to rookie Ja'Marr Chase, and the Cincinnati Bengals handled the listless Pittsburgh Steelers 24-10 on Sunday. The Bengals did it by protecting Burrow. The Steelers failed to register a sack, ending their NFL-record streak of 75 games with at least one quarterback takedown. The Bengals beat up the 39-year-old Roethlisberger, sacking him four times and knocking him down a handful of others.wftv.com