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Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) forces Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) to fumble the ball during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bengals beat the Bills 27 to 24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Bills QB Thad Lewis on facing the Bengals vaunted defensive line:

"Hats off to the defensive line. I thought what they were doing was stunting, rushing the ends up field and bring them back inside. As a quarterback you have to step up in the pocket, so the defensive line may know that and they did a great job with that. We adjusted that and got some plays ran."

Bengals cornerback Terence Newman on how they game-planned for Thad Lewis:

"We were trying to make him earn every throw that he had to make. He had success running the football which makes it tough as far as coverage because guys start trying to get out of lanes and what not. It opens up the pass a little bit so we had to buckle down and try to stop the run. I thought we did a better job in the second half making them try to throw the football."

Marvin Lewis on facing an inexperienced QB:

"Make him throw the ball where we don’t want him to, and take away the deep ball. [Lewis] completed three balls today; two of them were deep, and basically a factor in the game. Otherwise it was going to be a naked bootleg screen team and quick throws outside, which he wasn’t that effective at. We have to understand that. What do we have to take away to win the football game? Those are the things that are important. Make that guy drive the length of the field to beat us. Don’t give up the game on one play."

And ultimately getting the win:

"Winning is tough. We had to chisel at it. The thing we have to understand is when we play, we have to take away the strength of the team and make them work into the weakness. I don’t think we did that thoroughly enough [Sunday]."

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