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Ja'Marr Chase doubles down on pregame Browns trash talk, mad that Bengals 'lost to some elves'

Ja'Marr Chase provided some bulletin-board material last week, referring to the Cleveland Browns as "elfs."

On Sunday, after his Bengals lost 24-3 to the Browns, Chase doubled down, providing further bulletin-board material for Cincinnati's division rivals.

"I'm just frustrated because I called their ass elves, and we lost to some elves," Chase said. "I'm pissed on my part. I'm pissed on that end."

When asked about any blowback from his "elves" comments, Chase had this to say.

"If they’ve got a problem with something I’m saying right now, they soft," Chase continued. "If they’re soft when you’re saying elves, they’re soft, then."

Again, Chase's Bengals lost by 21 points. Cincinnati's offense was abysmal while getting outgained 350 yards to 142. Bengals punter Brad Robbins nearly tripled his team's offensive output with 409 yards on 10 punts. Chase, a two-time Pro Bowler in two NFL seasons, tallied 39 yards on five catches.

How did this all start?

In case you missed it, here's what kicked off all the elven commentary.

"It's a regular game to me," Chase said Thursday. "It don't feel no different. It's the hoopin' and hollering about the Cleveland, um, Browns. I was about to call them the 'Elfs.' ... If you ask me, I don’t really pay attention to it because Cleveland is Cleveland.”

Also, in case you missed it, here's Brownie the Elf, Cleveland's mascot and the inspiration for Chase's trash talk.

Brownie the Elf. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Brownie the Elf. (AP Photo/David Richard) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Browns players didn't miss it. They were quick to regurgitate Chase's comments in the aftermath of Sunday's win.

They surely didn't miss his postgame commentary either. The Browns and Bengals will meet again in Week 18, where playoff implications will potentially be at stake for both teams.