Ja’Marr Chase sets Bengals single-season receiving record

NFL: JAN 09 Bengals at Browns
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With the AFC North already clinched, the Bengals are resting several starters for Sunday’s game against the Browns — including quarterback Joe Burrow.

But rookie receiver Ja'Marr Chase is active and started the game in part because he was so close to setting the team’s single-season record for receiving yards.

Consider the mission accomplished.

On the first play of Cincinnati’s second drive, quarterback Brandon Allen tossed a short pass to Chase on the right side, and Chase darted up the field for a 24-yard gain. That gave Chase 26 yards on the day and 1,455 on the season for the franchise record.

Chad Johnson was the previous record-holder with 1,440 yards in 2007.

Though Chase is approaching the all-time rookie record of 1,473 yards, he was on the bench with a coat over his shoulders at the end of that drive. It appears his day is done.

Neither the Browns nor the Bengals are playing their starting quarterback, as Baker Mayfield is also sidelined for the season finale.

The two teams are scoreless midway through the first quarter.

12 responses to “Ja’Marr Chase sets Bengals single-season receiving record

  1. Any players breaking records today should be given a GIGANTIC asterisk. Can’t beat what others did in 16 games? No record.

  2. Chase came into the game 11 yards away from tying the record. Eleven yards. That doesn’t scream “asterisk.”

  3. Bengals fan here, Chase has had a tremendous season but I wouldn’t get too hyped over this due to having an extra game to do it.

  4. makeamericabrate says:
    January 9, 2022 at 1:44 pm
    Any players breaking records today should be given a GIGANTIC asterisk. Can’t beat what others did in 16 games? No record.

    We’re also getting an 18 game season and I don’t like it.

    Peyton Manning’s season TD and yardage record should be unbeatable but they’re going down in the next year or two.

    Oh well.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    January 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm
    You won’t hear his name if the Bengals face the Patriots.
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    Patriots defense has problems stopping the run. If you don’t hear Chase’s name that will be the reason.

  6. makeamericabrate says:
    January 9, 2022 at 1:44 pm
    Any players breaking records today should be given a GIGANTIC asterisk. Can’t beat what others did in 16 games? No record.

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    By that logic, none of the records set in 16 game seasons should count either because seasons were 14 games long before that.

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