According to the Seattle Seahawks depth chart, the Seahawks starting cornerbacks will be Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner when the team takes the field against the Bengals on Sunday. Sherman is a rookie fifth-round pick and Browner debuted in 2005 as an undrafted free agent for the Denver Broncos and then spent the next four seasons playing for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders. He was signed by the Seahawks before the 2011 season.
The duo hasn't been the greatest in the NFL when it comes down to stopping talented receivers from having big games and because of that, they will likely have their hands full with A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson.
Here's what they've done against some of the more talented receivers they've faced so far this season.
Against the Steelers, they allowed wide receiver Mike Wallace to catch eight passes for 126 yards and a touchdown.
Against the Giants, they allowed wide receiver Victor Cruz to catch eight passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.
Against the Falcons, they allowed Julio Jones to catch 11 passes for 127 yards.
So far this season, A.J. Green has caught 29 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns. Of the three wide receivers listed above, the only one with better stats than that is Mike Wallace (36 catches for 730 yards and five touchdowns), who has played in one more game than Green has this season.
Cruz has 21 catches for 398 yards and three touchdowns and Jones has caught 25 passes for 358 yards and has yet to score a touchdown.
Green will be one of the most talented wide receivers that either Sherman or Browner have faced all season or will face for the rest of the season, and they still have to worry about Simpson on the other side and Jermaine Gresham and Andre Caldwell in the middle.
If Andy Dalton has time to throw, I fully expect Green to have a big game against a lackluster secondary.