The Bengals enter Week 9 coming off a bye week and three consecutive losses. With a 3-4 record, Cincinnati is in third place in the AFC North and is looking to get back on track at home against the Broncos.
“We feel like we need to come out and we need to get a win,” quarterback Andy Dalton said in a conference call Wednesday. “We have had three losses in a row but we’ve got to find a way to turn that around. This is a make-or-break part of the season. We’ve got to really come out and play our best.”
Dalton said a key for the offense on Sunday will be to establish consistency in its possessions. A problem throughout the recent losing skid has been that the Bengals have strung together long, efficient drives but followed them up with several three-and-outs.
“That can’t happen,” he said. “We just need to be more consistent, that’s the biggest thing.”