“I think part of that is we were playing on the ball in an up-tempo system and we were really just running our bread and butter plays,” Brock Osweiler said
Outside linebacker John Simon and quarterback Tom Savage both returned to practice after missing this past Saturday’s wild-card game.
“They know my personality in the huddle, I’m going to just get back there and rip it and they know that,” Brandon Weeden said.
“Any given day if you’re not on your technique, if you’re not being sound, if you’re not disciplined, you can get lit up by anybody,” Quintin Demps said. “We got to come with the same approach that we would Tom Brady, come locked in and come ready to go.”
No word if Savage or Simon will be able to take part in Saturday’s game, but head coach Bill O’Brien already shared that Brock Osweiler will start against the Raiders.
“That was one game that was always circled on my calendar because I knew I had to bring my A-game,” Duane Brown said. “We battled a lot, the last five years or so it’s been a good two-sided battle where I got him a lot, he got me sometimes, no trash talking just complete battles every time.”
The Houston Texans were without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, running back Lamar Miller and outside linebacker John Simon, all sitting out of practice due to various injuries.
“There was no extra emotion,” Randy Bullock said. “My preparation didn’t change, my warm-up, my routine, nothing changed, it was another game.”
The Bengals will be playing the Texans without three starters including two former pro-bowlers in Burfict and Eifert.
“Just look at the game plan and the way they try to attack him and you can see the respect there,” Johnathan Joseph