A.J. Green: We Have The Team To Win A Super Bowl

The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since January 1991, but A.J. Green believes Cincinnati could win it all this season

Tiki and Tierney
October 02, 2018 - 5:04 pm

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The last time the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game, in January 1991, A.J. Green was 2 years old. 

That’s how long it’s been.

Is that a burden for the franchise? Even though the Bengals (3-1) has looked solid for the first month of the season?

Apparently not.

“I don’t feel like it’s a burden,” Green said on Tiki and Tierney. “It’s something that we definitely want to do for the city. I think they deserve a playoff win – and more than that, just to try to get a Super Bowl here. I feel like this year we have the team to take it all the way. I don’t feel like it’s pressure, but we have the team to go the distance.”

Bengals fans would likely be happy with a playoff win – any playoff win. So would Marvin Lewis. He’s the second-longest-tenured head coach in the NFL behind Bill Belichick – despite his 0-7 playoff record.

Does Lewis hear the noise and feel the pressure to win – and win now?

“Oh, no, no,” Green said. “Coach Lewis, I feel like he don’t buy into all that stuff. He’s been a great coach for a long, long time, man, and coached some great players. I feel like with him, he keeps everything level, and that’s the way we are. We just go to work every day, say less, and do more on the field.”

The Bengals have scored 34+ points in three of their four games this season – all wins. Andy Dalton has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,197 yards and 11 touchdowns – tied for the second-most in the league.

“I think the biggest thing for him is we’re keeping him clean in the pocket,” Green said. “Andy is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around, the way he can diagnose a defense and then putting us in the right play. That shows on Sunday. I just feel like he’s so comfortable back there now, he can just go out there and play the game.”

Green, unsurprisingly, has caught a lot of those touchdowns – five, to be exact, which also ranks second in the league. Green, with seven Pro Bowls in seven seasons, is one of the best receivers in the game, but it seems he’s still overlooked.

He has a theory as to why.

“I’m a guy that just comes to work every day,” he said. “I don’t do all that crazy stuff off the field and I (really don’t go on) social media. That’s who I am. I don’t think I need to change for anybody. I just go out there and play the game and let my game speak for itself.”

The Bengals play each of their next two games at home, beginning with the Dolphins (3-1) this Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.

In non-football news, Green added that he loves Call of Duty and is excited for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which comes out Oct. 12.