Bengals: Zac Taylor says win over Lions was a “step in the right direction”

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor -Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor -Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-2 after knocking off the Lions, bumping Zac Taylor‘s record to 10-27-1 through two full seasons and six games this year. His squad has already matched their 2020 total and it’s clear that things are starting to trend upwards for the Bengals.

That’s something Taylor touched on during his post-game presser, noting that Sunday’s win was a “step in the right direction”. Things weren’t perfect, of course, but he was proud of what he saw from his players in a blowout victory that didn’t look like it’d end up that way early on.

Speaking of a rough start, Taylor didn’t feel good about how his team performed in the first half. He mentioned during his press conference that he had a bad taste in his mouth as the squad headed to the locker room only up 10-0 at halftime.

He said he was happy with how the team finished up though, and that’s a pretty obvious statement considering the team won 34-11.

Zac Taylor likes where this team is headed.

Taylor also mentioned that his focus is on winning the AFC North. Currently, the Ravens lead the division at 5-1 and just took down another good AFC team in the Chargers while the Bengals were beating up on the Lions. The Bengals face the Ravens in Baltimore next week.

Taylor feels like this team is good enough to win the AFC North and while they got off to a sloppy start, they ended up looking like a really good team. We’ll see what they can do against Baltimore next week but for now, I don’t see why this group can’t be in consideration to win the gauntlet that is the AFC North.

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This was a good win for Zac Taylor and the play-calling improved throughout the game after a rough start. Hopefully, he doesn’t get off to a slow start next week vs. the Ravens.