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Hue Jackson Believes Bengals Have the Best QB-WR Tandem in the NFL

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green

In other news, the Earth stopped rotating west to east about the same time that Calvin Johnson retired and Jordy Nelson gave up football to pursue a living as a plumber. 

In what is an obvious case of a coach talking up his players, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson indicated over the weekend that they have the best quarterback-wide receiver tandem in the entire NFL (via CBS Sports).

I think they’re (Andy Dalton and A.J. Green) the best in the game in my opinion…I know people will fight that and say differently, but I’ve watched these guys and these guys have grown. They came in together. They started off hot, they’re still hot. Every year statistically, they’ve gotten better.

Maybe Jackson is a big fan of fantasy football, because those two have been stellar in that category over the past couple years. It’s also a promising indication that Jackson doesn’t plan on toning down the Dalton-to-Green connection.

With that said, this hasn’t necessarily translated to success on the football field in January. Cincinnati is 0-3 under Dalton in the playoffs during his brief career.

In addition to that, there are numerous quarterback-wide receiver tandems that are better than what Cincinnati throws out there. A lot of that has to do with Dalton leveling out as a decent starting quarterback, but it’s hard to believe that Jackson was able to say this with a straight face.

Let’s just give you a few for starters.

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson in Green Bay.

Tony Romo and Dez Bryant in Dallas.

Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas in Denver.

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson in Detroit.

Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall in Chicago.

Do you need us to go on further? I didn’t think so.

Photo: SI.com