Fox, who came to Chicago from Denver, where he won four straight AFC West titles, finished 14-34 with the Bears and never won more than six games in any of his three seasons. Even a tie would have gotten Baltimore into the playoffs.
Baltimore was a play away from sealing the win and earning a trip to the playoffs as the game-winning touchdown came on a fourth-and-12 for the Bengals. Palmer missed the last nine games of what would be his final season with a broken left arm. "You think about it for a little bit, figure out what you did wrong, get over it and you're ready for the offseason". Against Pittsburgh at home three weeks ago, they lost the lead with 3:37 left after they led by 17. The Giants will have to rebuild soon, but whoever takes over this year won't likely last long enough to experience that. He told me he'd get it taken care of quick, and he did that.
Although Lewis seemed emotional at his media conference, multiple Bengals players said Lewis didn't do anything out of the ordinary when addressing the team after the win.
"You have to tip your hat to the Bengals", safety Eric Weddle said.
STEELERS: Star wide receiver Antonio Brown is inching toward a return from a left calf injury. "I wish him the best". I didn't see it.
"Marv is always emotional", joked Brandon LaFell. The score was set up by a Mosley forced fumble that was recovered by Weddle at the Cincinnati 34-yard line. The Bearcats are talented - Hoard believes they're as good as any team that Coach Mick Cronin has had - so maybe the Southwestern Central School graduate will have an extended broadcast journey this winter and into spring.
"I think he's a heck of a coach", said tight end Tyler Kroft, who scored two touchdowns Sunday. When Lewis and Brown met afterward, they couldn't agree on terms of an extension of his deal that ended after the 2017 season.
"We can't get the smiles off of our face", said Buffalo native Michael Baszczynski, who has lived in North Texas since 2014.
If all you want is a profitable organization, Lewis is the flawless coach. "It is what it is".
"It's the game of football", he said. Great defensive teams don't give up 30-plus point games or game-winning touchdowns, especially in elimination games. ". Right now the emotions and feelings are so raw". And all they do is root their [butts] off for us. In addition, the first four selections in the draft were all defense. Then you have to build a team that can win the AFC. Finally, the Bengals burned the defense when it mattered most. As a team, we have to watch the film, swallow the pill tomorrow.
Earlier this year, the Bengals played the hottest game in the xx-year history of Lambeau Field when it was 89 degrees for their 27-24 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on September 24.
Could the Bills playoff run end as quickly as it started with a loss to the Jaguars next Sunday?