Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said that he plans on being the team’s coach after another playoff failure.
The Bengals have gotten to the playoffs in each of the past four years, all of which have ended with a first-round exit. This year, the Bengals were sent home after a 26-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Lewis was asked if he was going to be the team's coach next season.
"It's my plan," Lewis said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It's not about me. It's about our football team, wherever our football team is."
Lewis now has six playoff defeats in a row, tied for the most in NFL history.
Lewis, who has a 100-90-2 record in 12 seasons as the Bengals head coach, was asked what it will take to get the Bengals that elusive playoff victory. Cincinnati’s last postseason triumph came in 1990, a 41–14 victory over the then-Houston Oilers.
"The only way to do it is just at some point whoever it is, wherever it be, whatever it'll be they'll go back to work and put their heads down and work to kick the door down," Lewis said. "That's all you can do and there's no other words about it."
Lewis, 56, signed a one-year contract extension last March, keeping him with the team through the 2015 season.
- Scooby Axson