David Kohl, Associated Press
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) takes a snap against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati. A rookie quarterback (Dalton) throwing to a rookie wideout (A.J. Green) after much offseason turmoil is not the recipe for success in the NFL. Yet, if the lowly regarded Bengals beat Baltimore on Sunday, they head to the playoffs. Give a ton of credit to the coaching staff led by Marvin Lewis.

CINCINNATI — A.J. Green didn't think he'd make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. His incredible catches were too much to ignore.

The Cincinnati Bengals' first-round draft pick is one of three rookies to be voted to the Pro Bowl, along with Denver linebacker Von Miller and Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson, who made it as a kick returner.

Green is the first rookie receiver voted to the Pro Bowl since Arizona's Anquan Boldin made it in 2003. The last Bengals rookie voted to the Pro Bowl was Cris Collinsworth in 1981.

The Bengals (9-6) need a win Sunday over Baltimore (11-4) at Paul Brown Stadium to secure a wild-card berth. Green was injured and sat out a 31-24 loss in Baltimore last month, the only full game he's missed.