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A win over equally downtrodden Oakland ended the Bengals' five-game losing streak Youth JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , but it couldn't prevent them from being eliminated from the postseason for a third straight year.Will coach Marvin Lewis be back for a 17th chance?The Bengals (6-8) ended their third-longest losing streak under Lewis with a 30-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders in front of another sparse crowd at Paul Brown Stadium. They were eliminated from postseason contention when the AFC North-leading Steelers beat the Patriots later Sunday.For the third straight season, they're out of playoff contention, matching their longest streak under Lewis. They also missed out from 2006-08.Lewis was still digging the franchise out of its losing ways back then. The fans' expectations are much higher now.Cincinnati set a club record by going to the playoffs five straight seasons from 2011-15. The Bengals set an NFL record by losing in the first round all five times, leaving Lewis 0-7 in the playoffs overall 鈥?also a league record for futility.Since a playoff meltdown against the Steelers that ended their 2015 season, they've been on the decline. So has attendance.The Bengals averaged 50,753 fans in their 65,515-seat stadium, the second-lowest mark since it opened in 2000. They've had the second-smallest attendance overall in the NFL the past two seasons. Only the Los Angeles Chargers have drawn fewer fans at their small, temporary home field."I have no control over that," Lewis said.Actually, the empty seats are a reaction to the franchise's decision to stay the course even as the Bengals' streak without a playoff victory keeps getting longer. Their last playoff victory came during the 1990 season against the Houston Oilers.They've gone 28 years and counting since that win, tied with the Washington Redskins (1944-71) for the fifth-longest streak of futility in NFL history.Owner Mike Brown has stayed with Lewis despite the club's inability to get a playoff win or fill the stadium. The Bengals fired their offensive coordinator last season and their defensive coordinator this season without making headway. Lewis took over as defensive coordinator after firing Teryl Austin midseason Black Bud Dupree Jersey , but Cincinnati's implosion continued unabated.A 4-1 start gave them a comfortable early lead atop the division. The collapse started when Pittsburgh rallied for a 28-21 victory at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 14. Antonio Brown turned a short catch into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left , and the Bengals' implosion had begun.They lost star players on offense, including Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, and the defense became the first in the Super Bowl era to allow 500 yards in three straight games. Austin was fired after a 51-14 loss to New Orleans, and fired Browns head coach Hue Jackson was hired to help with the defense.But the losing went on until Sunday, when it was too late to matter.As they get ready for a rematch Sunday in Cleveland (6-7-1), the Bengals are reduced to playing spoiler to Cleveland's slim playoff hopes. The Bengals haven't finished last in the AFC North since 2010, when they went 4-12 and the Browns were 5-11. That's the only time during Lewis' tenure that they've finished at the bottom.A loss in Cleveland would clinch last place.The Bengals conclude the season in Pittsburgh, and then consider who will be in charge in 2019 鈥?a question Lewis isn't ready to address."This isn't next year," he said Monday. "This is this year and we've got to focus on the Cleveland Browns."BOYD UPDATE: Lewis said there was no new medical information about receiver Tyler Boyd, who hurt his right knee late in the first half against the Raiders and didn't return. Boyd said the injury isn't season-ending, but it's unclear if he'll be available against Cleveland.
Antonio Brown contends recent lawsuits are ‘false claims’ while NFL monitors the situation After news of two impending lawsuits against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown emerged earlier in the week Youth Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , both the team and player had been noticeably quiet about the matter. That silence was broken on Thursday when Brown spoke to Adam Schefter of ESPN. One of the lawsuits brought against Brown alleges he caused damage to a property he was renting at the Mansions at Acqualina in Sunny Isle Beach, Florida, while the other claims he threw furniture out of the apartment window that fell a significant distance before hitting the ground near a young child.Mike Tomlin had nothing to say on the matter when pressed by reporters on Tuesday, suggesting he had no knowledge of the issue. However, it would seem that is not the case for the league who are already monitoring the case, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Under the terms of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Brown could certainly be eligible for discipline by the league in terms of a fine or even a suspension. Regardless if he is found guilty in these matters by the court, and it is worth noting that these are both civil matters seeking only financial damages rather than punitive actions, the NFL could still choose to suspend him.Given the league’s history with uneven and often heavy handed discipline at times, even in cases when it was not warranted, Steeler fans should prepare for a possible scenario where Brown is forced to sit out a few games. Whether such a possible suspension could be held up on appeal or not imposed until the 2019 season would be something to worry about later if the worst should happen. Custom Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys

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