Marvin Lewis' 16-year run as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals is over.
Following a third straight losing season, the Bengals fired Lewis on Monday. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Lewis informed the coaching staff he would not return and that the decision to fire Lewis was made by team owner Mike Brown.
Lewis became Cincinnati's head coach in 2003 and made the playoffs seven times. The Bengals, however, failed to move beyond the first round of the postseason under Lewis and amassed six losing seasons, including the past three campaigns. There were especially some struggles over the last three years as OC Ken Zempese and DC Teryl Austin were fired.