Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis walks onto the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Lewis Press Conference Recap


As far as the health of the football team, we came out of the game in pretty good shape. The normal bumps and bruises, but we should be pretty much full strength by the time we get going. It was a good thing, obviously, (because) it was a very hard-fought physical football game. It’s going to be another one come Sunday. So, that’s where we are in the season, now. We’ve got to kind of replenish ourselves mentally and physically and get ready to go again this Sunday against the Ravens here at home.

On Injuries

I don’t really have any beat-up guys. The only thing that is at stake is that you go out and play to win the game every time we go. Win. That’s important.


On playoff experiences in 2005 and 2009

It’s different team, different group, different people. Playing different teams, different situations, different circumstances.


On what’s left to play for, despite having the #6 seed locked-up

Improvement. Each and every time we go out. That’s what we have been doing since Nov. 4th, working to play better every time we had an opportunity to play. We’ve done that; we need to keep doing that. We’re finishing off the month of December, and we need to have a better January than we did December. If we do that, February will be very nice.


On how center Kyle Cook played Sunday in his first start of 2012

I’m not going to say anybody was the second coming of (former Steelers center) Mike Webster in there yesterday. We didn’t do very good anywhere. We need improvement in our offensive group up front. We did a good job of identification, but we’ve got work to do.


You can read the full transcript here.


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