Vikings defensive end Brian Robison had two sacks in Minnesota's 34-7 win over the Bengals in Week 15, giving him 59 for his career.
Vikings: Rudolph (ankle) played TE despite being originally listed on Friday as doubtful to play. They could wind up playing in a Super Bowl they're home stadium's hosting in February. The Bengals nearly never go outside the organization to make a hire, which is why it will be interesting to watch their coaching search take place. Lewis remains in charge in Cincinnati, with the second-longest tenure in the league at 15 seasons.
"It would be a mistake to just zero in on '18, " Haslam said of his Thursday statement endorsing his coach for next season. Guenther, who took over the Bengals defensive coordinator after Mike Zimmer left in 2014, has been with the organization since 2005.
He led the Bengals to four division championships and was the 2009 AP NFL Coach of the Year. The question now is if they can muster some positive emotion to compete with a likely playoff-bound foe.
It's been a long ride for Marvin Lewis, filled with minimal success and no playoff success, but it will soon come to an end. Hue Jackson's Cleveland Browns could finish the year 0-16. If Brown let's his daughter, Katie Blackburn, who also happens to be the team's executive vice president, handle things, then we might see an outside candidate get hired like we did with Lewis.
The Bengals have averaged 79.4 rushing yards per game this season. Considering the Bengals face playoff contenders the rest of the way it's unlikely to happen. And keep in mind, we're going offensive heavy with our coaching candidates because that's what the Bengals need right now. After a disheartening loss last Sunday to the Chicago Bears. They will head to Green Bay on Saturday to face a Packers team that might not have much to play for after losing at Carolina in Aaron Rodgers' return, and they'll finish the regular season at home against Chicago on December 30. Coached by a man well acquainted with the Bengals defense.