Joe Burrow checked to Ja’Marr Chase’s go route on last play of Super Bowl LVI

NFL: FEB 13 Super Bowl LVI - Bengals v Rams
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On the Bengals’ last play of Super Bowl LVI, receiver Ja'Marr Chase was open.

He was open enough streaking down the right sideline on fourth-and-1 that he likely would’ve had a touchdown if the ball had been delivered to him.

But as we all know, it wasn’t. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald made sure of that, spinning down quarterback Joe Burrow to force an incompletion that sealed the Rams’ victory.

Adding to the drama, L.A. defensive back Jalen Ramsey had fallen just about at the same point that Donald reached Burrow — making Chase that much more open.

As it turns out, that wasn’t quite the play that was called.

“I checked to that go route. I was anticipating throwing it and just didn’t quite have the time,” Burrow said Tuesday, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s website. “Like I said, we’ve put that behind us. We lost. We had a great year. We’re going forward.”

After the incompletion, Chase threw his helmet to the turf in frustration.

“It was tough. It was tough. I was in my second championship [game] and I really wanted it bad,” Chase said. “Anger shows when you love the game that much. The emotions.”

While the play didn’t work, Burrow’s instinct to lean on his connection with Chase was right. If the duo doesn’t have to deal with Donald the next time a situation like that comes up, they’ll probably complete the pass.

9 responses to “Joe Burrow checked to Ja’Marr Chase’s go route on last play of Super Bowl LVI

  1. Luckiest team in the NFL last year. I’ll be surprised if they make the playoffs

  2. Not mentioned – massive facemask on Ramsey that kept the game from being won handily by the Rams, say, 26-16 or 30-16.

  3. Ramsey got lit up the whole game by chase. One of the dominant performances I’ve seen against someone who is considered a tip tier cb.

  4. Coulda woulda shoulda!!! Get over it people the better team won. Seriously time to move on.

  5. Donald was offsides, but he’s also the best to ever play that position and had quite possibly the best game of his career. He was an insanely disruptive force. Hats off to him for doing what he does so well.

  6. rohinaz says:
    May 18, 2022 at 11:08 am
    Ramsey got lit up the whole game by chase. One of the dominant performances I’ve seen against someone who is considered a tip tier cb.
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    As a guy that hasn’t followed Ramsey since he went to the Rams, I was shocked at how badly he kept getting beat. The talk was that he was still the best or one of the best, but he was burnt by every WR on that team. Just a bad game or his is reputation just too high?

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