More of the same?
With three weeks left to salvage the season, Lewis and Co. have a ton of work to do. If the focus was on the Minnesota Vikings, that wish comes true this week. The Detroit Lions and Marvin Jones are on tap after that. And the season finale puts the Bengals in Baltimore to face the Ravens.
Each game will be a battle to determine if this team is worthy of competing for the AFC North crown next year. It can be done. Sadly, Lewis may have lost the team totally, after that Steelers meltdown.
At this point, fans are tired. By the end of the game, there were tons of empty seats and it sounded like a Chicago Bears home game. Bears fans could be heard cheering on their team as more Cincinnati fans hit the exits. The Bengals failed to defend the home turf and looked terrible trying. Surprisingly, there’s still a one percent chance they make the playoffs….sigh.
If Lewis gets them on track, he and Brown could have a discussion about his future here. But, that could also happen with a 5-11 mark. This franchise has become The Walking Dead. You know the zombies are coming and someone is going to die. But, you don’t know when or how.