Ja'Marr Chase Wins The Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie Of The Week For The 5th Time

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) runs the ball for a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

Ja'Marr Chase won the Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week award for the fifth time this season after his performance against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17.

Chase caught 11 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns in the 34-31 victory that clinched the AFC North for the Bengals.

Chase has been nominated seven times for the award and some of the records he's set this season include: 

  • 13 receiving TDs this season, the most by a rookie in team history. WR Isaac Curtis (nine) had the previous rookie record.
  • 79 receptions this season, most-ever by a Bengals rookie. Cris Collinsworth (1981) and Tee Higgins (2020) are now in second, with 67.
  • 1,429 receiving yards, most-ever by a Bengals rookie. A.J. Green's 1057 receiving yards (set in 2011) are now second.
  • Five 100-yard receiving games this season, the most-ever by a Bengals rookie. Green's four (set in 2011) are now second.