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Bengals rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase ties NFL touchdown receptions record vs. Steelers

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Ja’Marr Chase’s rocky preseason is a far distant memory. During the first half of the Bengals‘ road game against the Steelers, the rookie receiver became the ninth player in league history to catch a touchdown pass in each of his first three games, via Bengals team reporter Maria Contipelli. 

Chase scored his third touchdown of his rookie season when he burned Steelers cornerback James Pierre on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow with 37 seconds before halftime. The score gave Cincinnati a 14-7 halftime lead. Chase’s first catch of the game, a 15-yard grab on a 3rd-and-8 play, set up Burrow’s first touchdown pass, a 17-yard strike to Tyler Boyd

Chase later added another TD on a 9-yard reception in the third.

The fifth overall pick in the 2021 draft, Chase caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati’s season-opening win over the Vikings. He followed that up with a 42-yard touchdown catch in the Bengals’ Week 2 loss in Chicago. Chase hasn’t missed a beat with Burrow, who threw him 20 touchdown passes during their final season together at LSU. 

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