A.J. Green etched himself into the record books in a 27-17 comeback win over the Miami Dolphins Sunday when he recorded the 32nd career game with 100+ receiving yards. The seven-time Pro Bowler surpassed Chad Johnson as the Bengals’ all-time leader in 100+ yard games. Green posted 112 yards receiving in a somewhat quiet game by A.J. Green standards.
According to Cincy Jungle, Chad Johnson reached his 31st 100-yard game on his 143rd career game at 32 years and 288 days old. Green did it on his 95th career game at 29 years and 104 days old.
After the game, Green gave due credit to his receiving predecessor, saying: “It’s unbelievable, it’s another humbling achievement. Chad was one of the best, and I’m just trying to live up to it.”
Johnson responded with one emoji of the highest praise.
Real recognize real.
Green may be the most understated superstar in the league. He’s a lunch pale receiver who is quietly making a case for himself to secure a place in Canton, a goal he’s openly talked about. This tidbit about his parents being at Sunday’s record-breaking game but not caring about individual stats is proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
P.S. It’s Monday. It sucks. But just know that you are loved by Chad Johnson.