In a Timely Boost for Joe Burrows & Co, Ja’Marr Is All Set to Make the Texans Secondary Chase

Published 11/12/2023, 1:18 PM EST

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The Cincinnati Bengals are on the prowl to hunt down the Houston Texans in their backyard at the Paul Brown Stadium. These wildcats are all set to notch their sixth victory of the season, while the Texans attempt to tip the scales. Even though Joe Burrow has been quite instrumental in riding the Bengals to victories, he has had the help of a fantastic O-line.

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Yet, this week the Bengals find themselves short of personnel ahead of their epic showdown. Their pass rusher, Tee Higgins, and defensive end, Sam Hubbard, are already in the infirmary. But worry not Who Dey Nation, WR Ja’Marr Chase is suiting up to save the day.

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Questionable? Not Anymore! Ja’Marr Chase is all ready to make a comeback at the Cincinnati Bengals’ seismic showdown with the Houston Texans. After taking a hit that could make a freight train wince in their Week 9 tussle with the Bills, Chase hit the practice field this week, raising eyebrows and heart rates across Who Dey Nation.

The official injury report threw a curveball, tagging him as ‘questionable’ for the showdown. But NFL detective Dov Kleiman cracked the case wide open on social media platform ‘X.’ With the caption, “Update: #Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase is expected to play against the #Texans today, per @RapSheet,” Kleiman dropped a collage of Chase looking game-ready and a pre-game workout video.

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The Bengals’ dynamic duo, Joe Burrow and Chase, have been orchestrating an offensive symphony, racking up four consecutive wins. Now, the big question looms. Can they turn this fifth showdown into another W? The answer’s about to unfold on the field. It’s Bengals, it’s Texans, its gridiron glory–let the Sunday showdown begin!

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Bengals’ jungle jamboree: Hubbard and Higgins sidelined

Ever since Week 5, Cincinnati’s wideouts have been tearing up the turf, leading the NFL in receiving yards per game. Yet, the pass-rush plot thickens. Chase, the maestro of making magic happen, seemed to have the highest probability of making a comeback. WR Higgins pulled up with a hamstring hiccup midweek, and suddenly the optimism took a hit harder than a linebacker on a goal-line stand. He’s been MIA on the practice field, like a star player mysteriously absent from the playbook.

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And that’s not the only curveball. Hubbard, the defensive dynamo, won’t be suiting up tonight either after getting tangled up in an ankle escapade back in Week 9 against the Bills. The Bengal defensive front is feeling the heat, and it’s not just from the stadium lights. However, reinforcements are stepping up to the line. Cam Sample, Joseph Ossai, and the rookie Cam Sample are getting the nod for some extra reps in Hubbard’s absence. It’s next man up, and these guys are ready to bring the thunder. So, buckle up your chin straps, Bengals faithful. Tonight’s game is about to be a wild ride in the jungle!

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Jhelum Mehta

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