Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis on his team playing their best game of the season thus far:
We played a complete football game today. We got off to a very good start offensively, moving the ball down the field and kept following up with good series on defense. When we got the turnover, we were able to hold for a field goal right away, which was key in the game. It was hard, and there are still improvements to be made, but it was a great effort by the offense.
On quarterback Andy Dalton’s improved play:
Everybody around Andy is doing things. He has to continue to allow the play to work based on the defense. As long as he does that and doesn’t worry about how many catches 18 (referring to A.J. Green) has, at the end of the day we’ll be fine. These other guys are getting to the spots and making the plays while they’re there.
We have some pieces that can keep developing and working, and we’ve got to keep doing it.
Dalton on his improved play:
I’m playing with a lot of confidence. I’m seeing things out there. There’s a lot that’s put on me. I feel like I’ve gotten better as time has gone on. There’s a lot of work that I’ve put in to wanting to be able to play like I’ve been playing the last couple of weeks. And all of the work is paying off.
This is where I want to be and how I want to be playing. It’s tough to do, but you have to be consistent with it. There’s times where you can have a big game, but the great players in this league consistently do it. That’s what I’m striving to be. We’ve got to keep this thing going.”