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Aug 10, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan congratulates Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis at the end of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports


If you didn’t know any better, you would be starting to think that I am a staunch Lewis supporter. That couldn’t be further from the truth! However, despite the fact that Ryan has a better winning percentage (.535 to .506) and a 4-2 playoff record to Lewis’s 0-4 (including a win over Lewis at PBS), I am giving Lewis the nod because I believe the current Lewis is a better coach than the current Ryan.

Since 2010, the Jets are 18-21 with 0 playoff appearances and endless meltdowns. In that same time period, Lewis and the Bengals are 24-15 and made the playoffs both years. Rex has seemingly lost the team and his mind, and despite some early season overachieving, I believe this Jets team is one game/one play/one situation from a season meltdown.

Advantage: Bengals


This is going to be a defensive game, and likely not a pretty game. Overall, the Bengals are more talented, more experienced and playing at home.

Bengals 24, Jets 13

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