Based on 16-game projections of their current receiving yards, the 2013 Cincinnati Bengals are on pace to become only the second team in NFL history to have six receivers with 500 or more yards.
The only team to ever do it was the 2011 New Orleans Saints, who went on to win 13 games and the franchise’s first Super Bowl
Below are the six Bengals with their current yards, followed by their projected mark that would pass 500 yards:
A.J. Green … WR … 464 … 1237
Tyler Eifert … TE … 225 … 600
Mohamed Sanu … WR … 218 … 581
Jermaine Gresham … TE … 210 … 560
Giovani Bernard … HB … 201 … 536
Marvin Jones … WR … 190 … 507
Spreading the ball around helped quarterback Andy Dalton have one of the highest passing yardage totals in a win vs the Buffalo Bills Sunday, and he knows having so many options makes their offense impossible to defend when it’s clicking:
“As everybody can see, we have lots of options here,” said QB Andy Dalton. “We have a bunch of guys catching balls and making plays. My job is to spread it out.”
Dalton clearly needs a lot of talented weapons around him to be able to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Aaron Rogers, Tom Brady and even Matthew Stafford this week, and it looks as though this young group of wideouts is ready to carry this passing offense to a division title.