Three Match-ups to Watch in Falcons vs Bengals Showdown

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AJ Green vs Desmond Trufant

Sep 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is tackled after a catch by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

We aren’t completely sure if Desmond Trufant will have the honor of covering superstar AJ Green quite yet, as Green is going through a foot injury.

Green was limited in practice Wednesday and didn’t practice at all on Thursday.

If number 18 can suit up, this will be a match-up to watch for the entire NFL universe.

Like Vaughn McClure said, Trufant will need to be physical and aggressive all day. To cover an elite receiver like Green, you cannot let him have space and let him do what he does. Trufant will have to jam him at the line and play a little nasty and dirty. The Falcons number one corner has one trait that should help him all throughout the game: Speed. If he can press Green and not get pushed around, he will be able to keep up.