There’s only so much Bengals fans can say when it comes to the team’s 5-9 record and the abysmal performance the team put on against the Vikings on Sunday.
What follows are social media reactions and thoughts following the Bengals’ loss in Minnesota, including information on Marvin Lewis’ future with the Bengals.
As you likely know now, there were reports on Sunday morning that Lewis will not remain the Bengals head coach in 2018. Immediately on Sunday afternoon in his post-game press conference, Lewis denied any such reports and said his future and the Bengals’ future is not up for discussion at this time.
Despite that, ESPN’s Adam Schefter seemed fully confident in reporting the news this morning. Additionally, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Lewis TOLD HIM last night that he would be interested in a front office job in 2018. Rapoport added Lewis and the team both thought it was best for them to move on in separate directions next year.
#Cowboys RB Zeke Elliott returns from Cabo today after 6 weeks of intense training (pic included). A full-length documentary on his time away has been in the works, so you can see for yourself soon ... And that #Bengals coach Marvin Lewis update we promised, too. pic.twitter.com/uynGN4PGoB— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2017
With that said, here’s your post-game social media roundup following the Bengals’ loss to the Vikings in Week 15.
Video: Marvin Lewis says ESPN report that he has decided already to walk away at end of season is not accurate pic.twitter.com/LM0UiwSIBo— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) December 17, 2017
Bengals finished with 161 net yards of offense.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 17, 2017
Spot on from Lapham... kinda. I don’t think itd be a controversy at this point. https://t.co/n8oqY2D0go— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) December 17, 2017
Marvin Lewis will be 60 years old next September. It's a near certainty that no team will hire him as a HC in 2018, so only realistic chance to get another HC opportunity would be after a year or 2 hiatus. By that time, Lewis will be in his early 60s & may not even want to coach.— Andre Perrotta (@andreperrotta13) December 17, 2017
They’re all quitting...or making “business decisions” as the phrase goes... https://t.co/BmXa2dbHZW— Glen O. (@buckeyegdo) December 17, 2017
A lot of long hugs for Marvin Lewis from Vikings coaches as the teams left the field.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) December 17, 2017
As a super die hard fan, I literally have no energy or hope left... https://t.co/0kfaQXyvlV— Who Dey Nation CEO (@BengalsFiend) December 17, 2017
Bengals' 161 yards are fewest #Vikings have allowed since Dec. 3, 2006 (Bears, 107)— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) December 17, 2017
The Cincinnati Bengals have officially been eliminated from playoff contention. pic.twitter.com/5PB1ZN8DLQ— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 17, 2017
Another embarrassing loss for the Bengals, who fall 34-7 to the Vikings. They'll now post back to back losing seasons.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 17, 2017
Marvin with Lap: Didn't execute early enough in the game. #Bengals— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) December 17, 2017
Marvin Lewis told Dave Lapham that his comment on the future is the same he has said since August: "We have no comment on the future."— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 17, 2017
Marvin with Lap addressing report:— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) December 17, 2017
"It's the same comment we've had since August. We have no comment about the future, We'll deal with the future when the future arrives.#Bengals
Lewis on today's reports: "I understand that's what drives media but people just throw things out supposedly throw things out on Monday night and everybody has to respond and everybody wants to be first and don't really care if they're accurate necessarily but they're first"— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 17, 2017
Of course, Marvin has to say this. I mean, he most certainly wouldn't say, "Gee, golly, you know, I am going to walk after the season, and I'm just collecting a pay check these last two weeks." https://t.co/uvYWTn7Bgm— Andre Perrotta (@andreperrotta13) December 17, 2017
Video: Marvin Lewis denies report that he is out after the sea...
Video: Marvin Lewis denies report that he is out after the season. Mike Zimmer also talks about report #WLWTPosted by Derek Forrest on Sunday, December 17, 2017
Bengals lose to Vikings: What's next?Posted by Cincy Jungle on Sunday, December 17, 2017