Bengals could become second team in NFL history with six players reaching 500 yards or more

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Continuing our look at the Bengals record books to see what could fall. This one won't be a record for the NFL; but it's only happened one other time.

As we navigate through some of the accomplishments at the end of the year, such as A.J. Green and Andy Dalton setting single-season franchise records, we're impressed with just how good this team has been this year.

One case is Cincinnati's passing game. Yes, it's been inconsistent and there have been rough patches. But there have also been historic runs, from Andy Dalton's award for offensive player of the month in Oct. and his current run in December that may earn (at least) a nomination for the same award this month.

However, it's not just one player. Not Giovani Bernard's distributions, BenJarvus Green-Ellis' recent touchdown stretch with four scores in the last four games, or the previous mentioned franchise marks that are being assaulted by Green and Dalton. It's everyone.

Case in point: The Bengals could have six players with 500 yards receiving or more by the end of the season. It would only mark the second time in NFL history that such a milestone was reached, joining the 2011 New Orleans Saints.

PLAYERS REC YDS NEED
A.J. Green 94 1,365 0
Marvin Jones 51 651 0
Giovani Bernard 46 463 37
Jermaine Gresham 46 461 39
Tyler Eifert 46 445 55
Mohamed Sanu 39 443 57

However, with Tyler Eifert listed as doubtful against the Baltimore Ravens and Jermaine Gresham questionable, it probably won't happen. Considering that the Bengals have never had more than four players reach 500 yards receiving in the same season (and have only done it twice with four), it's an amazing accomplishment for an offense continually belittled for their lack of production.

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