A.J. Green: D-
Green did score the Bengals lone receiving touchdown, but that was all he contributed. He finished with one reception for eight yards and a score.
These are simply not A.J. Green caliber numbers.
Granted, Ike Taylor played very well on Green Sunday night and he was also given safety help over the top, but Green is the type of player that needs to find ways to get open in a coverage like that.
Like the rest of the Bengals offense, Green simply came out flat today and failed to shed coverage. If the Bengals plan on contending for a playoff spot, they can not afford any more games like this from their star receiver.
Mohamed Sanu: B
Sanu, a third-round draft pick this year from Rutgers was given the most playing time he has seen all season. He was not in on many snaps, but seemed to make the most of them.
Sanu finished with three receptions for 27 yards with a long of 17 and also had one rush for seven yards.
Sanu showed toughness and the willingness to catch the tough passes over the middle and proved to be a very strong and formidable opponent for opposing defenses.
Brandon Tate: F
Tate started the game as the second wide receiver opposite Green and finished with only one reception for three yards.
Coverage was being rolled in the direction of Green all night and at that point the second receiver really needs to step up in a big way. Tate failed to do that this evening and questions his reliability as anything more than a kick returner in the future.