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Bengals News (1/1): New year new Bengals

The Bengals did what many considered a long shot when they fired Marvin Lewis on Monday.

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His Players Salute Lewis
Preston Brown, the Bengals’ 26-year-old middle linebacker who grew up on the west side, is like a lot of kids about his age who grew up in Cincinnati. Marvin Lewis is the only Bengals head coach they’ve ever known.

Best Games During Lewis' Career
Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu breaks open a one-touchdown game when he runs a reverse for a 25-yard touchdown with 13:26 left tonight as his 8-0 Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton reverse his Thursday fortunes in a 31-10 victory over the Browns at sold-out Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals come into the national showcase with a big agenda and cash the chips in deflating Johnny Football for the second time in a year while becoming the 11th team in this century and the 33rd of all-time to start 8-0. And the first team from the AFC Central-AFC North tree to do it. Plus, they match the franchise’s all-time record of eight straight regular-season wins.

Marvin Lewis News Conference Quotes: 12/31
“I think Emily (Bengals Director of Communications Emily Parker) already sent out the (news) release. I guess it’s bittersweet — this is the last time I get to talk to you. I appreciate the dedication of everybody in this building over the last 16 seasons. I appreciate Mike (Bengals President Mike Brown), his family and their support, all the players, coaches, fans, everything. I didn’t deliver what your No. 1 goal is, and that is to be world champions. We didn’t get that done. There have been a lot of positives, but that’s the one goal as a coach that you look forward to doing. Mike and I both decided that it’s time. It was a tough moment for both of us, but I think we both realized.”

Lewis Leaves His Mark As Difference Maker
Marvin Lewis, who changed the culture of the franchise while winning four AFC North titles with two different quarterbacks during 16 seasons as Bengals head coach, announced the end of his term in a Monday morning news conference at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals, Marvin Lewis Mutually Decide To Part Ways
Lewis was named the ninth head coach in Bengals history on Jan. 14, 2003. His career record is 131-122-3 in regular season and 131-129-3 including postseason. His total of 131 career victories is the most in team history and ranks tied for 24th in NFL history.

Lewis Leaves Lasting Legacy in the Community
Marvin Lewis' impact on the community will continue to be felt for years to come. He launched the Marvin Lewis Community Fund in 2003, and since then has raised around $15 million dollars.

Marvin Lewis, Bengals split amicably, lament missed opportunities
CINCINNATI -- Marvin Lewis was composed and smiling when he sat at his usual spot at the podium in Paul Brown Stadium on Monday morning. He cracked a few jokes and seemed as relaxed as he could be considering the circumstances.

Split with Marvin Lewis ushers in change Bengals desperately need
The Cincinnati Bengals fired head coach Marvin Lewis on Monday, ending his 16-year tenure in Cincinnati with a 131-122-3 regular-season record. His 131 wins are 15 more than the next two winningest coaches in franchise history combined (Sam Wyche, 61, and Paul Brown, 55). Although he compiled the most wins, he will ultimately be remembered for his 0-7 playoff record.

Bengals, coach Marvin Lewis part ways after 6-10 season
Lewis, 60, coached the Bengals for 16 seasons and had a 131-122-3 record. Although he leaves with the most wins in franchise history, his 0-7 record in the playoffs and 8-26 record against the Pittsburgh Steelers loom large over his tenure.

Bengals Head Coach Rumors: Cincinnati Requests Josh McDaniels Interview
The Cincinnati Bengals have reportedly requested an interview with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bengals finally fired coach Marvin Lewis. Now DON’T hire Hue Jackson
Lewis, the second-longest tenured head coach in the league, was relieved of his duties Monday, ending a 16-year career in southwestern Ohio. Lewis had piloted his team through depressing lows and some encouraging regular season highs, but his inability to win when it mattered most — he was 0-7 in the postseason in Cincinnati — will ultimately be his legacy as an NFL head coach.

TML: Marvin Lewis, Bengals, Vontaze Burfict, Reds trade, Puig, Kemp
I asked off the Cleveland trip. My ask was granted. Christmas came early. Another dispiriting result for Team Lame. (And I mean that literally and metaphorically.) Then I read the Schefter item saying the BrownTrust is allowing MLewis to call his own shot when it comes to retiring.

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