The Latest: Bengals rookie Chase sets club receiving record


Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks the field before an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jan.9, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo / Nick Cammett)


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The record season for Cincinnati Bengals rookie Ja’Marr Chase continues.

With a 24-yard reception in the first quarter at Cleveland, Chase beat Chad Johnson’s team record (1,440) for the most yards received in a single season. Chase came within 11 yards of Johnson’s mark.

He is also on the verge of setting the NFL rookie record in a single season. Bill Groman of Houston, who had 1,473 for the Oilers in 1960.

Chase’s record comes in the first 17-game NFL season.

The Bengals closed out the AFC North title last week and are sitting off several regulars, including quarterback Joe Burrow, in the regular season finale. Cincinnati will host a playoff game next week.


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The NFL’s first 17-game regular season is set to wrap up, and the final game will be a playoff or recession meeting between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders.

The AFC West rivals are chasing one of the AFC’s two remaining postseason spots in the night game.

Ben Roethlisberger still has playoff hopes in his final season, a week after the star quarterback fired in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have to beat Baltimore and hope Indianapolis loses at Jacksonville. With those two early-game results, the only thing that could keep Pittsburgh out is a Chargers-Raiders tie.

The Colts are either on a win or a draw against the Jaguars. The Ravens need a win and a lot of help.

San Francisco is on the inside track to the bottom of the seven NFC playoff spots. It will be decided during the last games.

The 49ers are with a win over the Los Angeles Rams, who have already qualified and can clinch the NFC West with a win. New Orleans comes in with a win over Atlanta and a loss to San Francisco.


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