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What did Bengals coach Marvin Lewis do to deserve an extension? Good question

Matt Rosenberg
| Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin shakes hands with Bengals  coach Marvin Lewis after their game Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin shakes hands with Bengals coach Marvin Lewis after their game Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Another season without a playoff win. Third-lowest attendance in the NFL. A ho-hum 7-9 season a year after an equally ho-hum 6-9 season a year after winning the AFC North and losing their first playoff game to move to 0-7 in the playoffs under Marvin Lewis.

So, conventional wisdom obviously suggests the Bengals should continue to keep Marvin Lewis on the sidelines .

Maybe it was because he helped get the Bills to the playoffs ?

Lewis, who a few week ago seemed resigned to the fact that he wouldn't be back, got a two-year contract Tuesday, extending his 15-year tenure with the team. The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1990, and Lewis' 0-7 playoff record is the worst in NFL history.

Sure! Stick around a little longer!

Reaction to Lewis' re-upping with the Bengals was as predictable as it was gloriously sad for a franchise stuck in the doldrums of underachievement.

Here are some of the best reactions:








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