Jones caught eight passes for 130 receiving yards. He was targeted a team-high 12 times. The Chargers did a good job limiting star wideout A.J. Green, but had no answer for Jones. Jones' biggest play came in the second quarter, when he caught a 49 yard pass from Andy Dalton which put the team in the red zone.
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The Bengals finished the regular season 11-5 overall.
Facing a Vikings defense that entered the game ranked 30th against the pass, the
No, he didn't score a touchdown, ending his streak of consecutive games with one at two, but he did pick up 85 yards through the air, his second-most this season. He caught six of the seven passes thrown his way.
With 16 targets in his last two games, he seems to be as involved in the passing game as he was in Weeks 6-10, when he averaged 6.6 targets per game. He'll look to stay involved Week 17 against the Ravens.
The Vikings rank 30th against the pass, surrendering 290.6 yards per game, and have given up the third-most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season. They've also allowed the most touchdown passes (32) of any team. They'll likely be without top cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion) again, which means A.J. Green will remain quarterback Andy Dalton's go-to guy, but Jones still figures to get his chances in this one.
Whether or not he gets the looks in the end zone is anybody's guess, but in leagues deep enough for him to matter, he may not be a complete waste of a lineup spot.
Jones was targeted nine times, second most on the team. He'll face the Vikings in Week 16.