Sunday, October 6, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Cincinnati Bengals
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- Observed in the locker room after the Cincinnati Bengals' 13-6 win over the New England Patriots:
Partly cloudy Lewis: As much as Bengals coach Marvin Lewis wanted to enjoy Sunday's win over one of the NFL's last unbeaten teams, he was quick to acknowledge a number of negatives. Andy Dalton's interception in the red zone wasn't a positive. Neither was Giovani Bernard's late fumble that could have set up a Patriots game-tying or winning scoring drive. "A lot to coach from and correct," Lewis said. Using the weather-forecast analogies that Lewis often correlates to injuries, it's safe to say he was partly cloudy about the win.
Quick change: Speaking of the weather, most Bengals were quick to get out of their soggy uniforms and out the stadium. There were monsoon-like conditions late in the fourth quarter as sheets of rain moved across Paul Brown Stadium. The rains came during two of the game's most pivotal drives, then cleared when Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones intercepted a Tom Brady pass to ice the game with 16 seconds remaining.
Crock Marshall'd: Bengals cornerback Chris Crocker held court at his locker with two television crews from Huntington, W.Va. The former Marshall standout recorded seven tackles and broke up two passes.