Bengals and the Chiefs have formed a pretty amazing rivalry over the past few years and this year they will face off on New Year’s Eve. Everyone was expecting Joe Burrow against Patrick Mahomes but that will not happen this year. The Bengals will be playing the Chiefs with back up quarterback Jake Browning leading the start.
This week media members asked Ja’Marr Chase the start wide receiver what he thought of the Chiefs defense and he did not hold back. He absolutely trashed them.
“If I’m being honest, nothing,” Chase said. “They just know how to play us. They know the leverages, they know what splits we’re in, they just know what we’re going to do in certain moments. They throw little double-doubles at us to stop the two best players on the outside and that’s all they do. It’s not really like they’ve got a Jalen Ramsey on their squad, so not much.”
“I know what I see on paper and I know what I see in-game,” Chase said. “That’s why they double everybody, because they can’t do it one-on-one. The best player on their team is (L’Jarius) Sneed. That’s a fact, everybody knows that. That’s why they double-double everything they see. They just drafted, what, two new corners that are longer? They’re trying to match Sneed. That’s why Sneed’s at corner and all. I already know it. I’m not bugged about it. They know I’m good, they know how to play us. That’s what it is, but it’s not like they’ve got a superstar on their defense.”
It will be interesting to see if Chase can have a big game this weekend. The Chiefs are not playing great football right now.