Marvin Lewis stepping down as Cincinnati Bengals' coach
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Dec 18, 2017,
Dec 18, 2017, 0:35
The Bengals are 5-8 this season, third in the NFC North. Cincinnati is set to take on the Vikings in Minnesota today. That's when they turned things over to their backup quarterback, inviting what might have been the loudest roar of the season at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Xavier Rhodes will face another tough receiver in A.J. Green, who will take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium for his 100 National Football League game on Sunday.
This game comes up at an interesting time for both head coaches in this matchup. Safety Shaun Williams intercepted the pass and returned it to the Vikings' 23, marking the first time the Bengals had advanced past the Vikings' 43 all day, and Giovani Bernard's two-yard TD run put Cincinnati on the board.
The two sacks gave Robison, 34, three on the season.
The Bengals will go into Sunday looking to shake off that gloomy atmosphere. Guenther, who took over the Bengals defensive coordinator after Mike Zimmer left in 2014, has been with the organization since 2005.
The Vikings have averaged 132.2 rushing yards per game and allowed an average of 60.7 rushing yards per game this season.
Minnesota wrapped up the division for just the second time this decade, having also claiming it in 2015.
Running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon combined for 37 touches and 242 yards from scrimmage for the Vikings (11-3), who were given quite the reprieve on the schedule a week after their eight-game winning streak ended at Carolina in the last of three consecutive road trips.
Keenum completed 20 of 23 passes, including seven easy tosses to McKinnon for 114 yards in the first 100-yard receiving game for a Vikings running back since Onterrio Smith on September 26, 2004, against Chicago.
This is likely Robison's last season of his career, but what a career it has been for the former fourth-round pick. But they can get a head start right now, as Lewis coaches out his 15th season.
They're still hurting this week heading to Minnesota, a place where the Bengals have never been victorious in five previous visits.