With two games remaining, Bengals wide receivers and A.J. Green and Marvin Jones have an opportunity to really set themselves apart from previous one-two combinations in franchise history. Between now and the regular season finale, if Green scores two touchdowns and Marvin Jones adds another, both receivers will be the first combination in team history to score at least ten touchdowns each in a single-season.
Marvin Jones currently leads the team with nine touchdowns, with four posted against the New York Jets. Jones went four games without much production and now scores before scoring a touchdown in each of the past two games.
"When we go into the red zone I want to be the guy that makes the play when it comes to me," Jones said via Bengals.com. "Everybody has to look at A.J. If there's a look where he's getting doubled, and he gets doubled a lot in the red zone with kind of like a vise with two people standing in front of him, then we have opportunities with me if they leave him single."
A.J. Green's eight touchdowns are much more distributed. He's only scored more than one touchdown once this season, and that was during the regular season opener in Chicago. Green hasn't gone more than two games without a touchdown.
"If A.J. gets singled, he's going to gash them," Jones said. "I feel like us two on the opposite sides in the red zone, we'll take those chances any day."
Jones is happy to just to make plays, but he's also the de facto No. 2 receiver on the team.
"It does feel good; it’s gratifying to be out there and making plays for the team to decide a game," Jones said via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "When you get to this point in the season you are just in that mode. Right now I am just in the mode. Whether I score a touchdown or not or however many touchdowns I have, it doesn’t really matter right now. We are just trying to get to one goal, one purpose."