Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Lewis impressed with Cincinnati Bengals toughness

The Cincinnati Bengals had to dig deep on Sunday in order to take down the San Diego Chargers in Week 13 and the team was able to show a level of toughness that we haven’t seen in the past. After the game, head coach Marvin Lewis spoke to the media and shared his thoughts on the team as he complimented the grit that they showed.

“We’re a tough bunch and they thrive on toughness and grit. They’re led by tough people up front on both sides of the football,” Lewis said, according to the team’s official website. “You have to hand it to the secondary a bunch too. To me, they gritted it out today. I thought they did a great job of battling and controlling. It’s a great win to come out here and do it like this.”

It was a big win for the Bengals, as they look to stay atop the AFC North, so knocking off a team in playoff contention was a great way for them to make a statement.

Cincinnati remains in the drivers seat in their division as we get ready to enter the final month of the season, so Lewis has to hope that his team can build off of this win and continue to dig deep like they were able to do on Sunday afternoon.

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