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The Bengals Have Made A Decision On Marvin Lewis

A general photo of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet is seen on the field before the Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has survived some terrible stretches during his 16-year tenure. On Black Monday, the team made a bold decision regarding their long-time head coach.

According to reports, the Cincinnati Bengals have fired Lewis, following a 6-10 season that saw them finish dead-last in the AFC North.

Lewis has served as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals for the last 16 seasons, but after a third-straight losing season, owner Mike Brown apparently decided to go in another direction.

His final record as head coach of the team is 131-122-3.

Hired in 2003, Lewis led the Bengals to seven playoff appearances - as many as all other previous Bengals head coaches combined. However, he went 0-7 in those playoff games.

In 2005, Lewis' Bengals won the AFC North title for the first time since 1990.

The 2018 Bengals started the season 4-1 and were in poll position for the AFC North, but the team lost nine of their last 11 to finish 6-10.

It's unclear where exactly the Bengals will turn for a new head coach, though reports suggest former Browns' coach Hue Jackson could get serious consideration.

There are currently eight head coaching vacancies.