Bengals prepare for Falcons

By Rontina McCann – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX 19) -- The Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) gear up for a road trip to Atlanta this weekend. The game comes on the heels of a bye week.

After a loss to Tampa Bay Oct. 10, head coach Marvin Lewis said, "Drop the egos, grab a shovel, and get ready to play. We've got 11 games left, a lot of football, but anything good will come one play at a time."

Those plays will come to a 4-2 Falcons team that quarterback Carson Palmer describes as fast with a defense quick off the line of scrimmage.

"They're a very good team that's 4-2, that has won close games and plays very physical, very fast on defense. And I think they're a very physical group up front on offense also. So it's a good unit, it's a good team, it's going to be a tough environment to play in," Palmer says.

On the Bengals defense, at Wednesday's press conference, Coach Lewis says his defense putting pressure on the quarterback needs to improve. "It's something we're not happy about and we have to get the quarterback on the ground. Hopefully we get some tipped balls and create some negative plays for their offense. We're getting the quarterback to throw it quicker, but we'd like to get some lost-yardage plays. We've had opportunities."

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