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What They're Saying: Cincinnati Bengals

On the Patriots...
"With the opponent this week, the Patriots, you have to get off to a fast start, playing on the road. This season they've done an excellent job in the first quarter, so it's important we get off to a fast start on the road. It helps with the crowd. With Tom Brady back last week they were very efficient in combining the run, the pass, and doing what he does best. They've had zero interceptions as an offense this season. They've put the ball on the ground a few times, but haven't lost it much. Creating field position and the things it takes to win on the road are really important this week."
- Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis

Here's what the Cincinnati Bengals coaches and players are saying about their upcoming game against the New England Patriots.

On Tom Brady...
"He's so efficient. He gets the ball out of his hands quick. He gets his guys the ball. Guys make plays for him. You can tell he's got full control over everything they're doing on offense. He's so good because he gets all the guys to play for him, regardless of who's in there. He's won with a lot of different guys out there. That's why he's one of the best."
- Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton

On the importance of winning the game...
"What's important for us is to do whatever we can to get a win on Sunday. Any time you lose a game, you've got to find a way to get it switched and prepare the best you can to be the best on Sunday. That's where we are right now."
- Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton

"We definitely can't come out and play flat like we did in Dallas, not with a high-powered offense like those guys have. With Tom Brady back, we've got to come out and score some points early."
- Bengals Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell

On preparing for the Patriots defense...
"When you look at them on tape, they do a lot of different things. Each team they play, they may do something different. So you have to figure out the different looks they have. You have to prepare for all of it. That's the biggest thing. Because they're not the same way every single week, they've got different looks that they'll give. You have to be ready for all of that."
- Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton


On the Patriots Tight Ends...
"Both players are good line-of-scrimmage players and good receivers. They have been accomplished as receivers in the league. Martellus (Bennett) has new life, and you can see it in how he's playing. You like that about him. (Rob) Gronkowski is obviously an exceptional football player."
- Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis

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