December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Bengals won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Lewis Press Conference Transcript



After the flight home and having an opportunity to watch the game, the things that continue to be the important parts of winning games in the NFL – turnovers, explosive plays, rushing, third down and special teams – all played such an important part in the game. You have to win those areas. Yesterday, obviously in the turnover margin we weren’t very good, but we got back into it in the fourth quarter and made some plays that mattered. But that was not a strength yesterday – we gave away the ball. Our turnovers on offense were critical. They can hurt us.

Running the football, we continue to do a better job. We’ve got to keep working hard at it, keep creating space and movement, have better perimeter blocking, and have better opportunities all the way around. On third down, we have to keep working hard at it. It’s become a strength, but we have to stay after it and keep the execution level up.

Then, on special teams, not ever have a hiccup or relax. We were pretty good there yesterday. On kickoff return, we have a lot of work to do. We can do better at that. Then we have to eliminate any penalties whatsoever in the kicking game.

Going back and summing it up, that about how we did things yesterday.


You can read the rest of the transcript at the Bengals’ official website.


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