A.J. Green: The whole team saved my butt today

AP

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green‘s stats look good as he caught seven passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in a victory over the Bills. But only those fantasy players with Green on their team were happy with his performance Sunday.

Green lost a fumble and had two passes go off his hands for interceptions.

“I had three turnovers, but the defense bailed us out,” Green said, via Geoff Hobson of the team webstie. “Andy bailed me out. Joe [Mixon]and T.K. [Tyler Kroft] making runs and catches in this type of weather, they ended up saving my butt today. The whole team saved my butt today.”

Green did have a highlight-reel, 47-yard catch on the final play of the third quarter to set up Mixon’s 5-yard game-winner.

“Everybody knows me. Everybody knows how I am,” Green said. “How chill I am. How I prepare. I trust how good I am, and I trust my ability to go make the next play. . . . It happens. It‘s behind me, and I’m on to the next play.”

That was Green’s 30th 100-yard game, one behind Chad Johnson’s club record.

13 responses to “A.J. Green: The whole team saved my butt today

  1. As a Bengals fan Marvin Lewis drives me nuts, and yes I agree they do hire some questionable characters (though I love Tez and deep in your hearts you all love him too) BUT his players almost always do and say the right things, they don’t kneel during the anthem, it’s always team first, etc etc.

    Of course most of you people wouldn’t know that because the ONLY info you all get about the Bengals from the national media is negative.

  2. Overlooked this year because Zampese’s version of the offense was so bad is that the Bengal defense is excellent. Dare I say how they’re playing that they still could make a playoff run as long as the offense is at least steady the rest of the way instead of bad like it was under Zampese.

  3. Good win for players bad win for fans…this team is not going anywhere this year and don’ need another year of false hopes and an other year after this of Coach Giggles!

  4. joetoronto says:
    October 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    I wasn’t impressed the way he quit on the play after his fumble.

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    You’re right. Neither was I. Luckily the penalty on the return negated a nice run back. AJ made no attempt to make a tackle.

  5. Dalton was having another beast game if not for all the drops. Still finished with 328 yards.

  6. 1 interception was on AJ other was a high ball by Dalton one of his only few mistakes today. The fumble was just a hard hit that not many would hold onto. Its very encouraging to see how much the offense has improved averaging 26 points over 3 games vs 4.5 a game under Zampeses 2 games. He had to go it may have been worse than Bratkowskis offense. Completely flipped the script on the season. I don’t even think most had the Bengals in the playoffs this year but not as bad as the terrible start they got off to. That being said they still need to go take the bye week to get rested a lot of guys got banged up this week. Historically they have not done well off of byes and historically they have played poorly against Pittsburgh. Next game will show if they are really contenders for this year or just playing to see what they have to contend next season.

  7. joetoronto says:
    October 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    I wasn’t impressed the way he quit on the play after his fumble.
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    Ive played sports where I know I’ve made a mistake and I (not always) have reacted first then tried to make a play. Im not making a big deal on that one, I wouldnt want AJ spraining something on a tackle. I know its football but you gotta protect the goods.

  8. peytonwantsaflag says:
    October 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm
    As a Bengals fan Marvin Lewis drives me nuts, and yes I agree they do hire some questionable characters (though I love Tez and deep in your hearts you all love him too) BUT his players almost always do and say the right things, they don’t kneel during the anthem, it’s always team first, etc etc.

    Of course most of you people wouldn’t know that because the ONLY info you all get about the Bengals from the national media is negative.

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    Mike Brown is cheap ya, but he’s not Jerry Jones demanding things either.

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