Following another losing season, the second-longest tenured coach in NFL history was given new life in Cincinnati. Lewis signed a two-year extension to continue coaching the Cincinnati Bengals. His team is coming off a 7-9 record, which ended with an incredible 31-27 win against the Baltimore Ravens.
During his 14 years as head coach, Lewis led the Bengals to seven postseasons appearances (five consecutive years from 2011-2015), along with four AFC North division titles, but has yet to win a playoff game. He owns a 125-112-3 all-time regular season record, making him the team’s all-time leader in wins, loses, and postseason appearances, but hasn’t made the playoffs since 2015, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game. There is some hope for Cincinnati as they own the number 12th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, along with six other draft pick.
Following his return, Lewis said in a statement: “My family and I are grateful for the opportunity to stay in Cincinnati and continue my career with the Bengals. My job is to win a World Championship. We Have a talented roster full of veteran leaders and emerging young stars, and I am committed to making the necessary improvements to put this team in the best position to win.” With seven draft picks and QB Andy Dalton returning for another season, expect better things to come for the Bengal’s in 2018.