Cincinnati Bengals Week Three MVP: A.J. Green


Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs after the catch as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) defends during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Another week in the books, another win in the column and another Cincinnati Bengals MVP. Last week, the Bengals took on the Baltimore Ravens and in an epic ending finish with another win. Another strong performance by Andy Dalton allowed the Bengals to come back after being down twice. Although it is the person he threw it to that had the biggest impact during this game.

With a relatively slow start to the season, A.J. Green came ready to play against Baltimore. Green was held without a catch in the first quarter, but once the second quarter arrived it was the number 18 we’ve all come to know. Green did what he usually does against the Ravens, burn them deep. In fact, in the last four games against the Ravens, Green has 28 receptions for 570 yards and five touchdowns. Also in these last four games Green has at least one catch of at least 51 yards, Dating back to 2013 green has had a catch against the Ravens for 51 yards, 53, 77 and now 80.

The Cincinnati Bengals week three MVP clearly belongs to A.J. Green. Green put up 227 yards and two touchdowns on 10 receptions, but it is not just the numbers he put up, its the way he did it. After being shutdown in the first quarter, Green went on a rampage and showed up big when they needed him most. Dalton connected with Green time and time again for crucial first downs. Once the Ravens took the lead Green took it into his hands to score and 12 seconds later, Green went into the end zone on his 80 yard touchdown catch and take the lead.

After the defense failed to stop Steve Smith Sr. again, Green put the team on his back once more. While Marvin Jones help get them back down to the red zone, green capped the game off. Green ran a corner route from the slot, while the outside corner bit on Marvin Jones, giving the Bengals and easy throw and catch.

“One of these days, we’ll figure out how to cover A.J. Green,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’d be nice if we did it one time before he retires.”

As we all know by now we have something great in AJ Green. Green may arguably be the best receiver in the league and  with Andy Dalton, Cincinnati has one of the best WR- QB tandems in history. Cincinnati has looked good in the first three weeks of the season. Three different opponents, three different wins and three different game MVPs.

Cincinnati takes on Kansas City at Paul Brown stadium this week. The Chiefs are 1-2, which means nothing as the Ravens showed us. The Chiefs get help with their top corner Sean Smith coming back from suspension, but Cincinnati has many weapons on the offense and the defense. Lets get ready for a tough game WhoDey Nation and lets see who will be our week 4 MVP.

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