The Bengals fell to the Steelers after a total second half collapse and fans are not happy. The Steelers completely own the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium and have only lost THREE times in Cincinnati since the stadium opened. Two of those losses have come during Marvin Lewis’ 14 years in Cincinnati and the Bengals have just one win in their last eight games against the Steelers.
That’s painful to write but it’s been even more painful to watch.
Fans are sick of it and it’s a real punch in the gut after the Bengals went into halftime with firm control of the game and a sizeable lead. But, the team came out of the locker room flat and as if they forgot everything that went into them scoring 20 points in the first half.
Here’s what Bengals fans had to say following the team’s eighth loss of the season, and definitive elimination from playoff contention. The Bengals’ 2016 season will officially end on New Year’s Day against the Ravens. And, we’re left wondering if Marvin Lewis will be back in Cincinnati next season, but surely assuming he will be.
@CincyJungle won't change until Marvin is sent packing.— Wily Snow (@WilySnowPena) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle the indifference I'm feeling right now pretty much sums it up— Ada❌ Porter (@heylookaturtle) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle some player need to go along with some coaches— Kenny Potts (@Kenpottsjr) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle I know a lot would be different afterwards but 4 points is the difference with Boswell grabbing that shoelace on the KR.— KNAPTN (@KNAPTN) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle On the positive side, Nugent didn't miss any extra points today.— Travis Parker (@_MuddleBox) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle Marvin Lewis and OC can't adjust at halftime. Pit always finds a way to hit the spread or the O/U. It's liked this is fixed— Dan DePaul (@The_Mute1222) December 18, 2016
Honestly, it's not a bad thing that we lost. It was a lost season regardless. Let's look forward to the higher draft pick https://t.co/87m2hEvFcl— Frank Pavan (@frank_pavan) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle No 2nd half adjustments. Sloppy D with repeated penalties. No energy. All reflects on coaching. HAVE to make a change there.— Scott Dolan Barber (@ScottDBarber) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle im over it. Its whatever. They can play good and beat us or play bad and beat us. Never changes. Were way too conservative with a lead— Keith Clayton (@kclay85) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle steelers were better all game. Bengals got help from their penalties in the first half. Time to play the younguns— Ronnie Lee Swango (@ronson92) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle toothless. complacent. pathetic. unimaginative.— Mike Kennard (@mkennard2) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle when did Bob Bratkowski become our OC again?— Adam Arnold (@adam_arnold12) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle more penalty yards than offensive yards in 2nd half. Enough said.— Jamie Hinde (@Hinde_Sight) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle brilliant coaching adjustments. Really impressive. Marvin deserves an extension— RU (@urbanbobby5) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle Clean house! And find somebody that won't put up w/ the complete lack of discipline on defense! It's pathetic & embarrassing!— Doug Dalton (@dugthedrug) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle Zampese to be fired. OL needs revamped. Offence missing. Steelers will go the Superbowl. Defence implode but some awful calls.— Tony Torrance (@tonytorra) December 18, 2016
@CincyJungle Lack of pass rush and too much Hill with Bad 2nd Half Andy.— John Plymire (@plymirelaw) December 18, 2016