3 Cincinnati Bengals the Atlanta Falcons must slow down in week 7
By Nick Halden
2. Ja’Marr Chase
You cannot talk about Joe Burrow without bringing up Ja’Marr Chase and what he has already accomplished in his short time in the league. Chase is just in his second year and already has 1,930-receiving yards and 17-touchdowns.
What makes this production impressive is the fact it often happened when there was no one else on the field that was a clear threat. Entire stadiums would know that Burrow wanted to get the ball to Chase and even the better secondaries were powerless to stop it.
For Atlanta, the key in this game is simply going to be not allowing Chase to beat them deep by doubling him and forcing Burrow to take the short passes and work his way down the field. Burrow and Chase are unbeatable if you consistently play man and allow them to push the ball down the field. Putting Terrell on Chase and having Hawkins as help defense on deeper routes will allow Atlanta their best chance as slowing down this duo and not allowing the Bengals to jump out to a big lead. Burrow has plenty of weapons he can go to, however, if Atlanta can slow down Chase they will be in this game and have a chance to pull off another upset.