"It does not mean nothing," Carlos Dunlap said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We've got to win our next football game. I don't care what our record is right now. We've got another opponent coming up and they're just as important. No matter where we are right now, if we don't finish, the start won't be remembered. We'll be remembered how we wouldn't finish."
"I was born in '87, so trying to get 6-0," defensive end Michael Johnson said dismissing the start. "Trying to get to 6-0 and we'll go from there."
"That's the thing, there's nothing really to talk about," Hawk said. "It's cliché. Yeah it sucks because you feel like you're giving a stock answer when you say 'we're on to the next one' but it's true. We're not having any parties for ourselves. We're not celebrating too much."
The Bengals have jumped out to a two-game lead in the division and are headed toward a fifth-straight playoff spot. They've won regular season games before. Until they win in the playoffs, no early season success will matter. Even if they've been fantastic in 2015.