What a game!
In a game for the ages, quarterback Jake Browning and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase made NFL history in the process.
Browning finished 32/37 passing for 354 yards and one score, while Chase hauled in 11/12 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown.
It shouldn’t be much of a surprise the Bengals need a historical effort to win this game, as the duo of Browning and Chase looked every bit like what had been done for the past two years with the Burrow/Chase tandem.
According to Jay Morrison, Browning is the first player in NFL history to complete 86% of his passes and throw for 354+ yards within one of his first two NFL starts.
As for Chase, he joined Bengals all-time great A.J. Green as the only players ever with three 1,000-yard seasons to begin their NFL career in franchise history.
Finally, per Eric Moody, Chase is the first player in NFL history to have six games of 10 catches, 100 yards, and a receiving touchdown within his first three seasons.
#Bengals QB Jake Browning is the first player in NFL history to complete 86 percent of his passes and throw for at least 354 yards in one of his first two NFL starts.— Jay Morrison (@ByJayMorrison) December 5, 2023
This was Ja'Marr Chase's 6th career game with 10 receptions, 100 yards and a receiving touchdown.— Moody (@EricNMoody) December 5, 2023
In NFL history, that's the most by a player in his first three seasons.pic.twitter.com/jCZu8jMZca
With that 76 yard TD catch, Ja'Marr Chase joins A.J. Green as the only players in Bengals history with three straight 1,000 yard seasons to start a career.— Charlie Clifford (@char_cliff) December 5, 2023
Chase now has *nine* 50+ YD career TDs.
Most in the NFL since he arrived in the league. pic.twitter.com/01sVuxfqmf