January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; AFC wide receiver A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals (18) is congratulated by AFC running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans (23) for catching a touchdown pass in the first quarter against the NFC during the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Green Proves Why He's Elite

A.J. Green was selected to his second Pro Bowl in two years. In last years game, Green had 2 catches for 42 yards and 1 touchdown. He completely blew those stats out of the water this time around.

Green had 7 catches for 119 yards and 3 touchdown catches while averaging 17.0 yards a grab. The 3 touchdowns in the Pro Bowl was a Bengals record. With 4 touchdowns in 2 Pro Bowls, green broke a record previously held by former Bengals Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Green’s first touchdown came from a Peyton Manning pass in the back of the end zone with less than a minute taken off the clock.

On his second touchdown, he caught a ball thrown by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.

Green’s last touchdown catch of the day also came from the rookie quarterback. Luck hit Green in stride on a bomb down the right side of the field. Green then ran the ball in for the score.

There were threats from commissioner Roger Goodell that the annual Pro Bowl could be canceled if the players didn’t show effort. This year, there was a obvious difference in the way the teams played. The AFC lost 62-35 and Kyle Rudolph won the games MVP. If the AFC could have been closer or even won the game, I think Green would have won MVP honors.

This game was just one of the many examples of how dangerous Green can be. He will be a threat for the Bengals offense for years to come.


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