Best Quotes from Bengals' win over Chargers

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Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis during the Bengals 17-10 win over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports


Marvin Lewis on what he emphasized to the defense facing a red-hot Chargers offense:

“Big plays. We couldn’t give up a big play. The one touchdown they got was a semi-big play. You have to make them work the field and we have to be good on third down. We have to have tight cover on third down.”

And on slowing down Philip Rivers:

“One thing that we probably didn’t do that we did try to emphasize was we have to squeeze the pocket around Philip Rivers. He escaped a couple times early in the game and made some plays. As we got later in the game, he was kind of throwing it with people all around his feet and legs. He made some errant throws. I thought we did a better job in the second half of squeezing the pocket in on him.”

On how serious Vontaze Burfict’s injury was:

“Most people wouldn’t have been able to play today. There’s no doubt in my mind, most people wouldn’t have been able to play. I had no doubt that he would play. He had another special day. He worked his tail off. Everything he does, he played sideline to sideline today on a bad ankle. We’ll put him back in the boot and take him out on Thursday and get back to work with him.”


On Clint Boling’s injury and how the offensive line adjusted:

“Right now we think he has a significant knee injury. I doubt that will change, so right now I think he may be lost.

I thought (Andrew) Whitworth moved great inside the guard and (Anthony Collins) has played a lot of football this year but this is his first victory. I’m proud of him.”

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