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Look: Ja’Marr Chase was wide open on Bengals’ final play of Super Bowl

JaMarr Chase was wide open in the Super Bowl

The Cincinnati Bengals were unable to make the play they needed late in their Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but the outcome of the game may have been completely different if Joe Burrow had an extra second to throw on the final play.

The Bengals turned the ball over on downs with less than a minute remaining when Burrow was unable to complete a short pass to Semaje Perine. Burrow, who was sacked seven times in the game, had to rush the throw. If Cincinnati’s offensive line were able to protect Burrow, he may have seen that Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey fell down and Ja’Marr Chase was running free down the sideline.

Ouch.

It’s no surprise that Burrow had to rush the throw. The Bengals will have to address their offensive line issues in the coming months, as their star quarterback was sacked 19 times during the postseason. It’s tough to win games when your QB is getting hit that much.

Of course, playcalling was also a major issue on the Bengals’ final drive. Head coach Zac Taylor faced a great deal of criticism for one particular call toward the end of the game.

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