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Bengals News (12/25): Cincinnati still has a route to a top 10 pick

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The Bengals could still end up with a shot at a blue chip player in the draft if the cards fall right.

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Bengals clinch last place in AFC North for first time since 2010 season
The Bengals will finish last in the AFC North for the first time since the 2010 season after being swept by the Browns for the first time since 2002. The Bengals finished 2-14 that season and fired Dick LeBeau, eventually hiring Marvin Lewis.

Cincinnati Bengals Week 16 Report Card
Cleveland had a 23-0 lead before the Bengals (6-9) finally got on the board early in the fourth quarter, and they managed to get back in the game in the final five minutes, despite giving up just under 500 yards on defense and finishing with just 209 yards of offense.

Bengals stuck with same old questions about Marvin Lewis | NFL | Sporting News
Before Sunday's game, ESPN reported Broncos coach Vance Joseph, if let go in Denver, could be a candidate to be Cincinnati's next defensive coordinator, or even head coach depending on what Lewis decides to do in the offseason. That's right, the Bengals reportedly are letting the coach decide his future.

REPORT: Marvin Lewis controlling his own fate with the Bengals
The 16-year head coach is the second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL. Lewis and Pats’ coach Bill Belichick have been in their respective positions longer than any other coaches in the league.

Bengals could still land a top-10 pick in 2019 NFL draft
The Bengals losing to the Cleveland Browns in Week 16 combined with plenty of other results means they still sit in a position to draft quite high in the order:

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