The Cincinnati Bengals do not plan to fire head coach Marvin Lewis after his fifth straight first-round playoff defeat, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Lewis has been Cincinnati’s head coach since 2003 and has led the Bengals to a .500 record or better in 10 of his 13 seasons, though he is winless in seven playoff trips.
The Bengals lost to the Steelers in the AFC wild card round on Saturday night, thanks in large part to two late personal foul penalties on Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones. After the game, many criticized Lewis for failing to control his players.
The Bengals have made the playoffs in each of the last five seasons and have won at least 10 games in four consecutive years.
- Dan Gartland