East Rutherford, NJ - There were many reasons the Jets couldn't find a way to win today's game against the Bengals, but it's hard to argue against A.J. Green being the biggest reason. Green was targeted 13 times today and he caught 12 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown.
Green beat Darrelle Revis on a 54-yard post route for the touchdown, at first glance it looked like Green simply torched Revis but after looking at the replay it looked like Revis expected help over the top that he did not get. Green caught another deep pass in the fourth, for 34 yards, where Revis actually had good coverage but Green is so good it's obnoxious. The rest of Green's yards came mostly on short passes with yards after the catch, which the Bengals had to resort to because the Jets defensive line was constantly pressuring Andy Dalton to the tune of seven sacks.
Brandon LaFell also racked up 91 yards on four catches, including a 49 yard catch with Marcus Williams on the coverage, and tight end C.J. Uzomah added another 59 yards, 54 of them coming on one play. In so many ways the Jets played good enough to get the win, the secondary was not one of those ways as they simply gave up too many big plays despite the defensive line's dominance.
Watch the above video to see Revis talk about the loss.
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