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N.Y. Jets' plan for Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green: Pray

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been nearly uncoverable through seven weeks.

The dynamic receiver has been so out of this world in 2013 that New York Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman cited otherworldly aid when asked how cornerback Antonio Cromartie would cover Green this week.

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"Put his hands on him and pray," Thurman said, per the New York Daily News.

Cromartie compared Green to Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson. The 6-foot-2 corner said he'll try to use his height to slow down the 6-foot-4 Bengals receiver.

"I think he's seen everything, I'm just a taller and more physical guy, I think that's the only thing," Cromartie said Thursday. "I think we're almost the same height so that's the only difference that's going to be out there. He's not facing a 5-11, 6-0 DB, he's facing a 6-2.5, 6-3 DB."

Cromartie's ability to shadow Green all over the field will be key in Sunday's matchup. Last week, Green had his way with a weak Detroit Lions secondary, en route to a 155-yard performance.

Cromartie will provide more resistance this week. The winner of this key matchup might propel his team to victory and into the catbird seat, staring at an AFC playoff spot.

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