A.J. Green adds another amazing catch to his career highlight reel

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Another amazing catch for A.J.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Normally a 13-yard reception that doesn’t produce points, or even extend a scoring drive, would be an afterthought in a 14-point victory.

But nothing A.J. Green does is normal.

And his 13-yard reception on the next to last play of the third quarter of Sunday's 30-16 winagainst Cleveland was as far from normal as it comes.

“There wasn’t but one person in the world maybe that can make that catch and get both feet down in bounds,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said.

It was second and 6 at the Cincinnati 27 when Andy Dalton threw an out route to Green. The leap alone to snare the ball was impressive enough. Green’s legs split as he went high for the snag, but he was able to get his left toe down just inside the boundary before tapping the right one a few inches inside the white line, all while Cleveland cornerback Jason McCourty was shoving him toward the sideline.

“As a receiver, we work on that every day,” Green said. “Front foot down, drag the back. If you practice something enough, it becomes second nature.

“It’s just God-given talent I guess,” he added. “I’m just blessed to have it.”

Browns coach Hue Jackson was in such disbelief that Green made the catch that he challenged it before they showed any replays on the stadium video board.

It didn’t take long for officials to “confirm” the call, making the reception part of Green’s five-catch, 66-yard performance.

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