The Bengals have methodically taken a two-possession lead in the first half of Sunday night’s playoff matchup with the Ravens.
But McPherson missed the extra point to keep the score at 9-0, Bengals.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow started his first drive 5-of-5 for 36 yards. But three incompletions from the 21-yard line forced the club to settle for an Evan McPherson 39-yard field goal to go up 3-0 with 8:22 left in the first quarter.
Burrow converted a third-and-8 with a 12-yard pass to Chase, putting the club at the Baltimore 33. And after a sack, Burrow converted third-and-10 with a 13-yard pass to Chase.
The Bengals also got some help from a taunting penalty called on Marcus Peters, who got in Joe Mixon’s face after helping tackle him for a 1-yard gain in the red zone. A couple of plays later, Burrow hit Chase with a 7-yard scoring strike over the middle to take a 9-0 lead.
Burrow has started the game 12-of-15 passing for 105 yards. Chase has caught all six of his targets for 52 yards.