Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis plans to stick around in Cincinnati despite the team’s fourth consecutive first-round playoff loss.
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The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, but they experienced the same result as they were eliminated in the first round.
Head coach Marvin Lewis and quarterback Andy Dalton are coming under fire for their lack of playoff wins, and Lewis has failed to win a playoff game despite coaching the Bengals for 12 seasons.
However, Lewis has no plans to leave his post. “It’s my plan (to return). It’s not about me. It’s about our football team, wherever our football team is,” the Bengals head coach told the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Bengals have not won a playoff game since 1990, which marks the longest active playoff drought in the NFL. Lewis’ playoff record fell to 0-6 as the Bengals’ head coach.
The team had experienced a losing season in 2010 before drafting Dalton, and they were able to sneak into the playoffs as a wild card team the following year.
They eventually won the AFC North in 2013 before being trounced in the first round again. They were unable to repeat as AFC North champions this season after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17.