Through two games this season, Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green has 141 receiving yards. 67 came against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1 and the other 74 were achieved against the Houston Texans in Week 2.
Green was not happy with his production and the amount he was targeted after Week 2's loss to the Texans (10 targets). The Bengals’ production on offense — or lack thereof — caused offensive coordinator Ken Zampese to be shown the door and now Bill Lazor is taking over the offense as the Bengals next face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon.
“We are playing like sh– right now,” Green said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer after the Bengals’ 13-9 loss to the Texans. “We got to find a way to get our playmakers the ball. That’s it. It’s a superstar-driven league. You are not going to win without them.”
So, should we expect Green to get a lot more targets in Green Bay this weekend? Probably... And ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi is going as far as to predict Green will have 200 receiving yards on Sunday in Green Bay.
ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi predicts on NFL Live that Bengals WR AJ Green will have 200 receiving yards Sunday vs Packers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2017
First round picks tight end Tyler Eifert and wide receiver John Ross have been ruled out of the game, providing more opportunities for Green to get the ball in his hands. Though, that also provides less distractions for the Packers’ defense, who will surely key in on Green and attempt to shut him down.
Last week against the Falcons, the Packers allowed Julio Jones to rack up 108 yards on five catches. Can Green double that?
Green's best game in 2016 (in terms of total yardage) was a 180 yard performance against the Jets. As far as exceeding 200 yards in one game, in 2015 he had 227 yards against the Ravens and in 2014, Green had a 224 yard game against the Steelers.
Can he notch his third 200+ yard performance in Green Bay this weekend?
Will A.J. Green have 200+ receiving yards on Sunday in Green Bay?
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No, but he’ll come close.