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Joe Burrow finds a new favorite target in CJ Uzomah after 55-yard touchdown vs. Ravens

C.J. Uzomah, Joe Burrow, Bengals

Joe Burrow’s favorite downfield target with the Cincinnati Bengals is Ja’Marr Chase, with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins probably next in line. Don’t tell that to C.J. Uzomah, though.

The veteran tight end caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Burrow in the Bengals’ crucial game against the Baltimore Ravens, rumbling to the end zone by throwing a defender out of the way and getting 25 additional yards after the catch.

Not bad wheels for a player standing 6’6”, 260 pounds.

Unsurprisingly, the catch-and-run score was the longest scoring play of Uzomah’s career. He hadn’t caught a pass for more than 36 yards since all the way back in 2016, his second year in the league.

Uzomah entered Cincinnati’s matchup against Baltimore with 14 catches for 165 yards and three touchdowns, emerging as one of Burrow’s most reliable targets. He’s caught all but two of the passes thrown his way this season, and ranks second to Chase among Bengals regulars in yards per catch. Burrow, meanwhile, has been the catalyst of Cincinnati’s impressive start, completing 70.7 percent of his throws en route to 1,540 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The Bengals, 4-2, came into the game just one game behind Baltimore for the AFC North lead.