On Monday, it appeared that little more had been cleared up. A line of 9.5 seems high and ignores the emotion the Bengals showed in eliminating an NFC playoff contender on Christmas Eve.
"The Buffalo Bills meant everything to me", Hoard said Monday afternoon. And if his direction is different than my direction, it's probably not good. "We've just got to be positive about that and get right". Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh spoke out this week after the National Football League moved the game from 1 p.m.to 4:25 in order to ensure all AFC Wild Card contenders played at the same time. That part isn't perfectly clear, but that's the assumption.
"But when we needed it most, as a defense, we didn't deliver".
His best player, Corey Dillon, gave Lewis one season, then threw his shoulder pads into the stands and quit.
Major changes are the only way the team is going to able to sell another two years of Lewis to a disenchanted fan base, and it's likely in those discussions with Brown that Lewis was asking for the same thing.
Ben Garland will get the start for the Falcons in Saturday's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
And then he paused for a moment.
Rey said he was playing for everyone from himself to Lewis to linebackers coach Jim Haslett. "But if this is his final game, I couldn't think of a better way to send him out - with a dramatic win like that". It has made his time with the team quite puzzling given the lack of success after the regular season.
It was an emotional win for the Bengals (6-10) and head coach Marvin Lewis, who might not return after 15 seasons. While he's most known for never winning a playoff game, Lewis owns a 125-112-3 record in Cincy, reaching the postseason seven times with four division titles. In the four years before that, the Bengals had won a grand total of 17 games.
In recent days, there have been reports that Lewis may be transitioned into the front office. His contract was expiring.
Flacco was drafted in 2008, during the first season under new head coach John Harbaugh.
"We always say that we want to start fast", tight end Benjamin Watson said.
Case in point: Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is Jon Gruden's first choice to join him on his staff if he is rehired by the Raiders, the Enquirer reported. After the 2010 season, both he and Lewis faced a crossroads following a 4-12 season.
"It's unfortunate that they're stuck in this limbo right now that way", Lewis said. Were it not for an 87-yard kickoff return by Chris Moore, which set up a 6-yard touchdown catch by Moore on the next play, the Ravens would not have found the end zone at all in the first half. We don't yet know.
Marvin Lewis just got his contract extended thru 2019.