Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) runs the ball in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Lewis says Andy Dalton needs to win a playoff game to quiet doubters

The Cincinnati Bengals have routinely been one of the better teams in the AFC for the past few seasons, however, they’ve yet to win a playoff game under head coach Marvin Lewis which also means they’ve yet to win with quarterback Andy Dalton as well.

The inability to find success in the postseason has cast a shadow of doubt on Dalton and himself, which Lewis says will continue until the former TCU signal caller wins a postseason game:

“He’s been a three-year starter so he’s accomplished a lot of things in his career thus far,” Lewis told NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Friday. “But until we win playoff games these questions you have … those will always continue to be there. And that’s all we can do is erase them for Andy and myself.”

Dalton, much like a handful of other quarterbacks in the league who’ve yet to find postseason success is continually hammered for his ineffective playoff play.

He’ll have an opportunity to fix that in the coming weeks as the Bengals, current AFC North champions, will likely be hosting a Wild Card game.

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