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Marvin Lewis can make history with win over Steelers

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07:15 PM ET 12.21 | This Sunday, the Bengals will be looking to reach the NFL playoffs for the fourth time in 11 seasons under Lewis. Not even the great Paul Brown was able to lead Cincinnati to the postseason four times, and it would be just another franchise-first that Lewis would have under his belt. A win Sunday and a loss by the Baltimore Ravens would give the Bengals a chance to win the AFC North in their Week 17 showdown. Lewis would then become the only head coach to ever lead the Bengals to three division titles. Love him or hate, you can't deny what he's done for the Cincinnati Bengals franchise.

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December 22, 2012  04:39 AM ET

"You can't deny what he's done for the Cincinnati Bengals franchise."

No. No, you can't. He allowed them to be a mediocre playoff team in 4 of his 11 seasons, with the other 7 being just plain, old terrible.

December 22, 2012  07:12 AM ET

Will his Team Show Up to Play?

December 22, 2012  07:16 AM ET

What this writer is probably unaware of is that The Great Paul Brown won 10 Championships in a Row and is probably, the great Coach and Contributor to The NFL in Plays, Equipment and Management!

December 22, 2012  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What this writer is probably unaware of is that The Great Paul Brown won 10 Championships in a Row and is probably, the greatest Coach and Contributor to The NFL in Plays, Equipment and Management!

That's 10 Conference Championships and 7 League Championships! Created The T Draw Play, The Face Mask used by today's players, filming Teams for scouting purposes, his immediate assistants, are responsible for 10 Super Bowl Wins, Weeb Eubank, Chuck Knoll, Don Shula and Bill Walsh! Enough Said!

December 22, 2012  08:30 AM ET

He's only reached the playoffs 4 of the last 11 seasons.

Why does he still have a job?

December 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What this writer is probably unaware of is that The Great Paul Brown won 10 Championships in a Row and is probably, the great Coach and Contributor to The NFL in Plays, Equipment and Management!

Yeah but he didn't win them with the Bengals, that's sort of the point

December 22, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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He's only reached the playoffs 4 of the last 11 seasons.Why does he still have a job?

Because he works for the worst owner in sports who doesn't like change or bringing new people into the circus sideshow of an organization that he inherited from daddy and then ran into the ground. And Lewis also knows he won't have a chance at getting another NFL head coaching job so he will milk this tiger for as long as he can.

December 22, 2012  11:32 AM ET

I notice they totally managed to gloss over the two coaches that actually got the Bengals into the Super Bowl. Well played.

December 22, 2012  01:35 PM ET

With all the draft choices and talent they have on their team they should be a better team than they are. Has anyone ever pointed that out to Lewis and his coaching staff?

 
December 22, 2012  04:18 PM ET

He's only reached the playoffs 4 of the last 11 seasons.

The Bengals have been above .500 in only 4 of those 11 seasons as well.

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