The Bengals move to 1-1 after a rough offensive performance on Sunday.
It was a quick start for the Bears as former Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton led them down the field for a 7-0 lead.
That 7-0 lead would remain until halftime as neither team could get much going on offense.
The Bengals got on the board in the 3rd quarter when Evan McPherson drilled a 53-yard field goal to make it 7-3.
Then the wheels started falling off for the Bengals as a fumble by Tee Higgins and three straight interceptions by Joe Burrow spotted the Bears a 20-3 lead.
Burrow and the offense wouldn’t quit however as Burrow responded. He took a deep shot to Ja’Marr Chase, but it fell incomplete. Two plays later, he went right back to his college teammate hitting him for a 42-yard TD.
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The Bengals would get an interception and scored again on the next play, but unfortunately, the offense didn’t get the ball back as they fell to the Bears 20-17.
It wasn’t a huge day for Chase like we saw in Week 1. He finished with two receptions for 54-yards and a TD on just four targets.
Chase could have had 3 receptions, but he dropped a pass on a slant route that hit him right in the chest.
Overall, it was a rough day for the Bengals offense, but Chase still showed bright spots that make you see why he can be a top receiver in this league.