Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 211 pounds, Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver, A.J. Green is on the cusp of becoming an elite receiver in the NFL despite it being only his third season in the league.
In his first two seasons for the Bengals, Green made the Pro Bowl both years, putting up out-of-this-world numbers for a player so young into his career. In 36 games, Green has recorded 2,768 yards receiving on 193 catches with 21 touchdown receptions. In the meeting between the Bengals and the Buffalo Bills two seasons ago, Green had an extremely quiet outing with only one catch for six yards.
If the Bills can pull off a similar performance, it is likely that they get the victory even if Thad Lewis is currently their starting quarterback. The good news for the Bills is that it seems like a lot of their starters that were slated to be difference-makers could be returning, including Stephon Gilmore, Ron Brooks, Marquise Goodwin and ball-hawking safety Jairus Byrd.
If that’s the case, the Bills might have overkill in coverage, which might help the team build confidence and get back to .500 for the season as their other two wins were both inside of Ralph Wilson Stadium.
If the secondary is back for the Bills, Green might be in for a long day as he will face consistent double coverage from some of the best young players in the entire NFL that haven’t had a chance to blossom yet.