Keys to the Super Bowl — Part I: How will the Rams deploy Jalen Ramsey?
Should the Rams' star cornerback travel with the Bengals' top receiver?
Tyler Boyd, not Ja’Marr Chase, not Tee Higgins, not Joe Mixon, might be the focus of the Rams’ defensive gameplan heading into the game on Sunday.
I know, I know. Chase is the phenom, the blink-and-you’ll-miss-him playmaker who has broken the very idea of what rookie receivers could and should do. He hasn’t just galvanized and added oomph to the Cincy offense; he’s transformed the entire outlook of the organization.
Figuring out how to fend off Chase will be central to the Rams gameplan. But it’s only one part. What’s fun about studying the Bengals offense (and, to be frank, Burrow’s off-script creativity aside, there isn’t that much) is how the jigsaw pieces fit together. The receivers play where they play. Chase is the outside burner. Tee Higgins is the delightful second foil; a boundary receiver who wins with crisp routes and good hands and the nous for when and when not to settle down; CJ Uzomah is the matchup tight end, someone who is attached to the line of scrimmage to add some e…
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