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Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis Extended Through 2016

The Cincinnati Bengals extended Marvin Lewis through the 2016 season.

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Marvin Lewis won't be a lame duck in 2015.

The Cincinnati Bengals announced a one-year extension to coach Marvin Lewis that keeps him in Cincinnati throughout the 2016 season.

This is a curious move by the Bengals as Lewis failed to build off of the AFC North title the Bengals won in 2013, but instead placed second in the division and suffered yet another one and done, increasing his playoff record to 0-6. While Lewis has fielded some of the more physically talented teams in the NFL over the years, he has failed to achieve greater success and might be better suited as a defensive coordinator. Needless to say, Bengal fans' reaction go from happy to have their head coach locked up to straight anger and confusion on why they would extend a head coach with such an awful overall record.

Most Ravens fans will know Lewis better as the defensive coordinator of the early Ravens teams that had the fearsome defense with Ray Lewis at the helm. After a storied career as a coordinator, he was hired by Cincinnati to coach their team way back in 2003.