Not only did he make franchise history, but he also made some NFL history in the process.
According to the NFL, Chase, who had 11 catches for 266 yards and three touchdowns in Week 17 of the 2021 season, is the first player in NFL history with multiple games of at least 10 grabs, 150 receiving yards, and three touchdown receptions in his first three NFL seasons.
Chase, who is 23 years and 221 days old, is the fourth wide receiver in NFL history under the age of 24 to record 15 receptions in a single game, joining Keenan Allen (23 years and 139 days old on September 13th, 2015), Isaac Bruce, (23 years and 44 days old on December 24th, 1995) and Puka Nacua (22 years and 111 days old on September 17th, 2023).
Chase now has seven career touchdown receptions of 50+ yards, tied with Brandin Cooks (seven), Billy Howton, (seven), and DeSean Jackson (seven) for the third-most such TDs by a player under the age of 24 in NFL history. Only Randy Moss (11) and Odell Beckham Jr. (nine) have more.
Now at 212 career catches, Chase reached 200 career grabs in his 34th game, tied with four other players for the fourth-fewest games to 200 catches in NFL history. Only OBJ (30 games), Michael Thomas (32), and Jarvis Landry (33) reached the mark in fewer games.
Late in the fourth quarter, Chase caught a 14-yard pass on 2nd and 13 that was a franchise record-tying 13th catch for the game. The original record was set by Carl Pickens in 1998 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Later in the drive, Chase hauled in a three-yard touchdown to put him all alone at the top with a record 14 grabs for the game to go with three scores. He entered Week 5 having not reached the end zone once in the Bengals’ first four games while the offense was an abject disaster.
However, they’ve looked significantly better vs. the Cardinals. After having just three offensive touchdowns coming into the game, the Bengals managed to get three just from Chase today.
Hopefully, this is the start of another long Bengals run.
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