Haden on AJ is gonna be key in this game IMO. Cleveland has done the best job of stopping Green throughout his career. IMO, Haden is one of the best corners in the league. The guy is having a monster year IMO.....
The Bengals would be wise, IMO, to focus on the other corner Buster Skrine. He has his ups and downs... but is good for at least two defensive holding calls/game, as he loves to tug on the backs of receiver's jerseys (LOL).The numbers from Haden’s play since early November show he’s making a compelling argument for a spot among the greats.
When primarily matched up with Green, Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson, Julio Jones and Sammy Watkins in Weeks 9-13, Haden held those receivers to a collective average of 4.8 catches, 51.2 yards and 0.2 touchdowns per game.
Deepening the intrigue for Sunday’s matchup is Haden’s handle on Green, who has seven catches for 81 yards in his last three meetings with Haden. That’s 27 yards a game. For context, Green averages 91 yards per game in his other 19 regular-season games going back to 2013.
Another guy for the Browns that has really impressed the hell out me this year - loved the off-season acquisition - is SS Donte Whitner. The guy is all over the place.