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Bengals’ A.J. Green says there’s more in the tank

The Bengals’ A.J. Green (right) was chosen AFC offensive player of the week after catching 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns, including this one, in a win against Baltimore on Sunday.
The Bengals’ A.J. Green (right) was chosen AFC offensive player of the week after catching 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns, including this one, in a win against Baltimore on Sunday. TNS

After perhaps the best game of his young career, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green wondered what he could have done better.

“There’s still room for improvement, stuff I could have done to make a couple more plays,” Green said.

The Ravens beg to differ, and the Chiefs likely aren’t finding many holes in Green’s game as they prepare to play Sunday at Cincinnati.

Green caught 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals’ 28-24 triumph over the Ravens, and the scores couldn’t have come at a better time.

Both came in the fourth quarter. The first, an 80-yarder in which he ran for 50 yards after the catch and broke through a tackle, erased a 17-14 Bengals deficit.

After the Ravens had retaken the lead, Green caught a 7-yarder for the game-winner. He was chosen AFC offensive player of the week.

Afterward, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who matched up against Green most of the game, sat dumbfounded in full uniform after many of his teammates had showered and dressed. “I’m too emotional to talk right now,” he said.

The Bengals improved to 3-0 thanks largely to Green.

“We’ve had a great start, but we’re not patting ourselves on the back,” Green said. “We have tunnel vision.”

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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