Cincinnati Bengals star Ja’Marr Chase got here into the week speaking trash concerning the Cleveland Browns.
The Bengals have been using excessive coming off an AFC North division title, an AFC Championship Recreation look and, on paper, probably the greatest groups within the NFL. The assured Chase took a jab on the Browns days earlier than the sport nearly calling them “the elfs” and saying, “Cleveland is Cleveland.”
Whereas it could have been good-hearted enjoyable, it changed into bulletin board materials for the Browns on Sunday. Cleveland gained the sport 24-3.
The Browns sacked Joe Burrow twice and held him to solely 82 yards passing. Chase led the workforce with 5 catches for 39 yards. However the Bengals by no means scored a landing within the sport.
Afterward, Chase was pissed off.
“I’m mad as a result of I referred to as their a–es elves, and we simply misplaced to some elves,” Chase stated. “I’m pissed on my half. Like I stated man, we bought missed alternatives. We didn’t capitalize on that s— and we misplaced.
“I imply s—, I’m holding it on me,” Chase added.
It was the a hundredth assembly between the 2 groups. Cleveland has 9 wins within the final 11 matchups. The 2 will meet once more on Jan. 7, the ultimate sport of the 12 months.
Deshaun Watson completed 16-of-29 with 154 passing yards, a landing cross and an interception. He additionally ran for a landing. Nick Chubb ran for 106 yards.
The Related Press contributed to this report.