Earlier this week, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said that there were “a lot of holes” in the Giants defense.
The Giants took some umbrage at that suggestion, but they didn’t seem to close all of the holes that Green picked up on film. The Bengals have jumped out to a 7-0 lead in Cincinnati after Andy Dalton hit Green for a 56-yard touchdown pass on the first possession on the game.
Green really did find a hole in the defense. There wasn’t a Giant within shouting distance of him as he caught the pass and strolled into the end zone. It looked like Giants cornerback Corey Webster expected some help over the top, but there was none and the Giants will get the ball for the first time in a 7-0 hole.
Green had three catches for 70 yards on the drive, a pace that will have to slow down if the Giants are going to avoid a second straight loss.