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Here's How Ja'Marr Chase Can Make NFL Playoff History in AFC Championship Game

Larry Rupp
Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is set to shatter an NFL record in Sunday's AFC Championship game.
Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is set to shatter an NFL record in Sunday's AFC Championship game. / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase has simply been unstoppable during his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals. The dynamic pass-catcher has already set a number of franchise records, but he has a chance to put his name in the playoff history books during the AFC Championship game.

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Chase only needs 18 yards to pass Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Torry Holt for the most postseason receiving yards by a rookie in NFL history (242). It only makes sense that the 21-year-old may do so in just one catch after averaging 18.0 yards per reception during the regular season.

Holt originally set the record back in 1999 with the Rams organization. However, he played in the Super Bowl that year. That means Chase has a shot to shatter the record if the Bengals can get by the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that the LSU product picked apart to the tune of 266 yards in Week 17.

Chase also has an opportunity to join Larry Fitzgerald as the only players to ever post at least 100 receiving yards in each of their first three postseason games. He logged 109 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders as well as 116 against the Tennessee Titans just last week in the Divisional Round.

The AFC Championship is expected to be a shootout with a point total set at a whopping 54.5 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That should give Chase plenty of opportunities to rack up yards. Cincinnati heads into Sunday's game looking to pull off an epic upset as 7-point road underdogs.

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