2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
6-10, 4th in AFC North
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1dDavid Newton

Panthers, Texans to play in London for 1st time

The Panthers and Texans will play in London for the first time as the NFL announced the four matchups to be held in England during the 2019 season.

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4d

Former Bengals QB Schonert dead at 62

Turk Schonert played eight of his nine seasons with the Bengals and was most recently the receivers coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Per WLWT, Hue Jackson will not return to the Bengals after joining mid-season as assistant to the head coach.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

More coaching changes in Cincinnati as offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is out. This isn't a surprise, as expected new head coach Zac Taylor will bring in his own staff. The Bengals are essentially cleaning house, parting ways with assistants such as Kyle Caskey and Jonathan Hayes. It's definitely a new era in Cincinnati.

Bengals interested in Rams QB coach Taylor (1:29)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have been meeting with members of their staff to inform them about their futures, and have been telling them whether or not they were being retained. One of those who isn't coming back is RBs coach Kyle Caskey, who did a great job with Joe Mixon this season. The assistants have essentially been in limbo up to this point, as they were told they were under contract but did not know anything about their futures or who the next head coach might be.

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13dESPN.com staff

Browns, Ravens rise up in AFC North awards

The Cleveland Browns are in good hands on both sides of the ball thanks to hitting it big on consecutive No. 1 overall picks.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coaching search roundup so far: They have interviewed former assistants Hue Jackson and Vance Joseph, and are scheduled to interview Rams assistants Zac Taylor and Shane Waldron, Buccaneers' OC Todd Monken and Chiefs' OC Eric Bieniemy. Bengals assistants Darrin Simmons & Bill Lazor are also reportedly candidates. According to Bengals.com, that's already more people considered than when they hired Marvin Lewis in 2003.

Super Bowl XXIII: Montana's game-winning drive seals 49ers win (0:59)
Stephen A.: Lack of playoff success means Lewis had to go (2:34)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters that the Bengals requested to talk to QB coach Zac Taylor and Shane Waldron, the passing game coordinator and TEs coach. In-house candidates Bill Lazor, Darrin Simmons and Hue Jackson will likely get consideration as well. It would not be surprising if they talked to former Bengals assistant Vance Joseph, who was just fired in Denver.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis' final opening statement as Bengals' coach: "I thank the dedication of everybody in this building over the last 16 seasons. I appreciate Mike (Brown), his family, their support, all the players, coaches, the fans, everything. I didn't deliver what the No. 1 goal is, and that's to be world champions. We did not get that done. Lot of positives, but that's the No. 1 goal as a coach you look forward to doing. And I think Mike and I decided 'it's time.' It was, I think, a tough moment for both of us."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis on whether he'd like to see Hue Jackson get the Bengals' coaching job: "I think Hue should be given an opportunity to speak with them. I think he's more than qualified. I think he's been in a couple of difficult situations, and that's though. It hasn't broke his way. But I think he's an excellent football coach, a great motivator. He's detailed. And so I think he deserves an opportunity. If not here, somewhere else."

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22dKatherine Terrell

Lewis leaving as Bengals coach, endorses Hue

The Bengals and coach Marvin Lewis are parting ways after 16 seasons that included seven playoff appearances but zero postseason victories.

Team Stats

Passing Yards205.6
Rushing Yards105.1
Points For23.0
Points Against28.4