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After torching Darrelle Revis, A.J. Green keeps it classy

APTOPIX Bengals Jets Football

Cincinnati Bengals’ A.J. Green (18) catches a pass in front of New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. Green scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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If Bengals receiver A.J. Green ever wanted to engage in trash talk, he’d never have a better opportunity than now, after he torched Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

Instead, after the game Green showed nothing but respect for Revis, saying he was honored to match up with an all-time great.

“That guy has nothing else to prove,” Green said of Revis. “He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer for sure. I’m trying to get where he is.”

Revis was once the best cornerback in football, but at age 31 he’s no longer able to shut down a great receiver like Green. That was very clear on Sunday, when Green caught all 10 of the passes thrown to him when Revis was covering him, gaining 152 yards and a touchdown.

To his credit, Revis himself acknowledged that Green got the better of him. Green didn’t need to add anything to that.