Bengals Banter: Talking Giants


Nov 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14), left, shakes hands with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) following the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated New York Giants 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Andy Dalton on how big yesterday’s win was:

"It was a big win for us today. We knew early on that this week was going to take our best effort to win today, and that’s what happened. We played well in all phases of the game."

Leon Hall on how the Bengals held the Giants to 215 yards of passing offense:

"It all started with Zimmer’s game plan. We gave them different looks, not only to him but to the quarterback. We were in different coverages. We were in one look where we play one coverage but make it look different. We worked together as a team. The backers would show pressure or back off."

A.J. Green on his team-high 7 catch, 85 yard day:

"I just go out there and play my game. I don’t get too high, I don’t get too low. That’s one thing about me. I stay pretty even. I don’t care what it is."

Robert Geathers said this of his defensive line:

"We’re supposed to be the strength of this team and I think we did a good job setting the tone today. You’ve got to take your hat off the to the DBs. They covered their butts off. Eli had to pump the ball. I’d say that’s how we got our sacks."

Carlos Dunlap added to that:

"One of the chips we had for this week was to out-play their defensive line. We knew we had the ability to, but we just have to go out there and do it – don’t talk about it, be about it."

A.J. Green said this of rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu, who recorded his first career touchdown reception Sunday:

"You know Mo; he’s a big body. A lot of people are talking about how he’s not fast, but you know what? He catches everything. He’s always running after catches. He’s got a big body to tackle. You see him in the backfield lining up as a running back sometimes. It’s good to have a guy like that that who can play everything."

Fellow WR Andrew Hawkins alos shared his praise of Sanu:

"Hats off to Mo Sanu; he played his butt off. He was excited. He played hard and he made the plays. As a rookie, that’s tough to do. I’m extremely proud of him. He’s a big, strong guy, but the big thing about him is his heart. We’ve always said we’re receiver by committee. The next week it could be somebody else."

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