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Ken Belson

Jan. 22, 2022, 2:31 p.m. ET

Jan. 22, 2022, 2:31 p.m. ET

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Much has been written about the connection between Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and his former collegiate, now professional teammate, Ja’Marr Chase. And why not? Burrow threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns, 13 of them to Chase, who had 1,455 receiving yards, a record for a rookie in the Super Bowl era.

But Chase wasn’t Burrow’s only outlet. Tee Higgins, whom the Bengals took in the second round of the 2020 draft, had 1,091 yards receiving, while Tyler Boyd, a six-year veteran, had 828 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

Tight end C.J. Uzomah (493 yards and 5 touchdowns) and running back Joe Mixon (314 yards and 3 touchdowns) have also emerged as options to keep the Bengals offense humming when defenses lock in on Chase or hurry Burrow.

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