Head coach Marvin Lewis on Sunday’s win as their string of 4/5 games on the road began:
Obviously we’ve got an opportunity to put the game out of reach and we kind of failed to capitalize on that. And then defensively, we gave up the big plays there; two big plays, we’ve got a fourth chance to stop them on fourth down and we don’t. So just a lot of things to coach off of and get better with, and a lot of positives. We knew it was going to be a grind, these next five weeks, and now we’re one down and four to go.
On having confidence in Mike Nugent for game-winning FG attempt, despite his earlier miss from 34 yards:
“Mike’s miss today is not characteristic of him. He’s got to just keep kicking with confidence. You can’t guide it; just kick it and let it go. But yeah, I was very confident in Mike kicking that ball.”
Andy Dalton on Nugent:
That’s one thing, for him, when you do something wrong or make a mistake, the easiest way to get it out of your head is get back out there and do some good things. Even towards the end of the game, I told him, you are going to kick a field goal to win the game and just be ready. That’s part of it, we drove down there, had a chance for a field goal, he hit a big one. I had a lot of confidence in him, he has been really good for a long time so it was a big kick and a big win for us.