Damarious Randall: Bengals 'Getting Their Ass Beat' If They Don't Have AJ Green

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2018

Cleveland Browns defensive back Damarious Randall stretches before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall is confident his team will prevail Sunday if the Cincinnati Bengals are without superstar wide receiver A.J. Green.

According to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, Randall said, "If they don't have A.J., they're getting their ass beat."

Green is listed as questionable for Sunday's game with a toe injury after not practicing all week.

Green hasn't played since Week 8, and the Bengals are 0-2 during his absence.

The 30-year-old veteran has put up huge numbers in eight games this season with 45 receptions for 687 yards and six touchdowns.

At 5-5, Cincinnati is tied for second in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens, and it is also tied with the Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans for the second wild-card spot in the AFC.

Meanwhile, the Browns still have faint playoff hopes at 3-6-1 after beating the Atlanta Falcons in their most recent game.

The Bengals have had the Browns' number in recent years, as Cleveland hasn't beaten its in-state rival since November 2014.

Green is a big reason for that since he has made 62 receptions for 953 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 career games against the Browns.

If Green is unable to play Sunday, quarterback Andy Dalton will primarily focus on throwing to wideouts Tyler Boyd and John Ross.

He will do so against a Cleveland defense that ranks 30th in the NFL against the pass.