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A.J. Green makes NFL history in Bengals’ Week 8 game vs. Buccaneers

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A.J. Green is the GOAT.

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green had 596 catches for 8,824 yards and 62 touchdowns in his eight-year NFL career coming into Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Green had two first-half catches, one of which was a touchdown that tied him up with Carl Pickens for second place on the all-time Bengals receiving touchdowns list. Green now has 63 receiving touchdowns, which ranks second in team history. He’ll soon rank first as Chad Johnson had 66 receiving touchdowns in his Bengals career. When considering all-time touchdowns regardless of receiving or rushing, Green now is tied for third with Pickens and James Brooks. Pete Johnson is the Bengals’ all-time leader in touchdowns scored with 70. Hopefully Green will take over as the all-time leader later this season!

Additionally, Green is playing in his 110th career game today and entered the day needing four receptions to join Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison and current Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald as the only players in NFL history with at least 600 receptions and 60 receiving touchdowns in their first 110 career games.

He did it in the fourth quarter as he made his fourth catch of the day, getting him to 65 yards vs. the Buccaneers. He finished the game with five catches for 76 yards. He now has 601 catches for 8,900 yards and 63 touchdowns entering the Bengals’ Week 9 bye.

Here are the players with at least 600 receptions and 60 receiving touchdowns in their first 110 career games in NFL history:

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Congrats, A.J.!