The Cincinnati Bengals scored a signature win yesterday with their 34-30 win over the Green Bay Packers, and even head coach Marvin Lewis admitted it was big:
"“We’re a good football team. We’ll keep proving it. The Packers are a good team. If we want to be a good team, we have to beat good teams. That’s how you end up being a great team. If we can keep improving in the critical areas of the game, we’ll be alright. We have good players here too and they showed up today.”"
But he also noted how building off of it and wining this week vs the Cleveland Browns is just as important:
"“It’s no bigger than next week. That’s what the NFL is — a lead in to the next game. This is all for nothing if we don’t take care of business the next week and the next week.”"
Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
He was also happy to see someone other than A.J. Green step-up at receiver:
"“Some of the most beautiful things in the second half were when we allowed the quarterback to let things happen and throw the ball to the open guy — kind of like when he threw the ball to Marvin Jones for the touchdown. You can’t always force the ball to A.J. (Green). We have other good players. Mo (Mohamed Sanu) had some great plays out there today and we just have to keep that up.”"