Anderson was crying at his locker when discussing the game.
"I didn't make the play," Anderson said in his postgame comments. "[LB] Vontaze [Burfict] made the play and I didn't. Somebody has to win and I just wasn't the winner on that play."
"[Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy] said I've been playing my butt off all year, but that one play, I didn't lose the game," Anderson said. "I hear Mike, but I'm not feeling that. If I don't do that, then [WR] A.J. [Green] doesn't score. Who knows how the outcome turns. That's just on me. That stuff hurts. I put my heart and soul into this."
Anderson's fumble came at the 12:21 mark in the fourth quarter. He rushed up the middle for two yards before being met by Burfict. Bengals safety Shawn Williams recovered Anderson's drop. The Bengals responded with a six-play, 3:17 drive, capped off by an 18-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Green. The score put the Bengals up 20-10.
We've said it before, but again turnovers proved too costly to overcome.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 20, 2017
"Every game, man, it's the same way we lose." https://t.co/QD4XSl71P1
"[RB] C.J. [Anderson] is a friend of mine," Burfict told reporters after the game. "It's always a physical game when I play him because he is like a bowling ball. I have known him since college and he is a good player. I have been watching him. He is from California just like I am from California. I'm a big fan of his, but when I see him break through the hole I know I need to get ready. I saw which side he had the ball on so I just put my helmet on that side of the ball and it just popped up."
5 season 3 fumbles and that one hurts the most. Time to start a new streak back to the lab.— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) November 20, 2017
Anderson had 37 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. He also had two catches for 19 yards.
Denver lost the game 20-17 for its sixth consecutive defeat. The Broncos haven't tasted victory since Oct. 1.