Ja’Marr Chase lit up the Kansas City Chiefs for 266 yards and three scores in the Cincinnati Bengals’ win over them in the regular season, and he may do it again in the AFC Championship Game.
Chase has come up with big plays all postseason, including the catch to set up Evan McPherson’s game-winning field goal against the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round last weekend.
WynnBET Sportsbook has Chase’s receiving yards prop set at 85.5 for Sunday’s game, with the over (-125) favored to the under (-115). While that may seem like a high number, NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger thinks you have to back Chase in Sunday’s game.
Chase has been Joe Burrow’s go-to option in big spots, and we know that the Chiefs’ defense was torched by Josh Allen and Gabriel Davis in the divisional round. Burrow has already shown he can outscore the Chiefs, and if Tyrann Mathieu doesn’t clear concussion protocol by the AFC title game, Chase may have a field day once again.
Cincinnati’s high-powered pass offense makes it hard to pick the exact receiver that will have the best game between Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, but Chase has cleared 85.5 yards in both of his playoff games and four of his last five matchups.
The one game he missed clearing 85.5 yards over his last five was Week 18 against the Cleveland Browns when Burrow didn’t play.
Chase is averaging nine targets, seven catches and 112.5 receiving yards per game this postseason. Kansas City hasn’t proven it can stop an elite offense, and Chase should have field day in an exciting AFC Championship Game.
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