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A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert rated NFL’s best at their positions in Week 8

PFF was very high on the Bengals’ wide receiver, tight end duo in Week 8 against the Redskins.

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When two players on your team each have more than 100 receiving yards in one game, you’d think that would translate to a win, right? That wasn’t the case in Week 8 as the Bengals finished their International Series game with a tie with the Redskins while A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert both finished with more than 100 receiving yards.

Despite finishing short of a win, Pro Football Focus was very high on the play of the two Bengals offensive stars. On minimal sleep after traveling abroad, Green and Eifert both stood out on the field of Wembley Stadium and Eifert hauled in his first touchdown of the season.

Green and Eifert’s outstanding play earned each of them a spot on Pro Football Focus' best player at every position list for Week 8.

Here’s what PFF had to say about Green’s 121 yard effort, which also bumped him up to their No. 1 graded wide receiver in the NFL.

Wide receiver: A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals, 83.4

Going up against Josh Norman for most of the game, A.J. Green racked up 121 yards on nine catches from 16 targets. He also drew multiple flags from Norman, including four illegal hands-to-the-face penalties. Green kept swatting Norman’s attempted jam away from his body, causing his hands to ride up into the facemask, and the Redskins’ top CB never adjusted. Overall, it was an excellent performance from Green against a very good opponent.

Guess who the other wide receiver of the week was. Former Bengal Mohamed Sanu, who actually graded slightly higher than Green with an 86.1 overall grade.

Sanu was on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday night and had only good things to say about his former teammate when comparing him to his new teammate in Julio Jones.

Sanu had the Falcons’ game-winning touchdown on Sunday, which was much needed after Julio Jones got injured. He returned to the game, but wasn’t his usually super-effective self.

Eifert played in his second game of the season in London and looked just like the player we saw in 2015 as he converted third downs, was a red zone threat and opened up the Bengals’ offense. Here’s what PFF had to say:

Tight end: Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals, 93.3

Tyler Eifert makes the Bengals’ offense a completely different proposition to cover. In London, he caught nine passes for 102 yards on 11 targets, notching a touchdown and 52 yards after the catch. Most of the yardage came against Donte Whitner, who just couldn’t contend with the level of athlete Eifert is. He also added some positive run-blocking to his receiving day, widening his impact with that dual-threat aspect of his game.

Each player was also among PFF’s top 10 players of the week as Eifert ranked No. 2 on that list and Green at No. 8.

Hopefully Green and Eifert’s impressive efforts going forward will yield the Bengals wins.