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5-9, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers WRs Martavis Bryant and JuJu Smith-Schuster appeared to reenact a play from a few weeks earlier following Bryant's touchdown against the Patriots. The play in question, a blindside block from Smith-Schuster on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, resulted in a concussion for Burfict that kept him out two games and a one game suspension for Smith-Schuster. During the celebration, Bryant got on the ground while Smith-Schuster stood over him, and also kicked out his leg and tried to grab Smith-Schuster's leg, all of which occurred on the actual play in question. Smith-Schuster had previously apologized for standing over Burfict after he made the hit.

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Vikings clinch NFC North (1:46)
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Lewis on coaching next season: 'We'll see what happens' (0:24)
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Vikings cruise past Bengals 34-7 to clinch NFC North

Eric Kendricks had an interception return for a touchdown, Case Keenum passed for 236 yards and two scores, and the Minnesota Vikings clinched the NFC North title with a 34-7 victory over the depleted and disinterested Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been a brutal first half for the Bengals, who trail 24-0 to the Vikings and look lethargic and lost after finding out coach Marvin Lewis plans to leave after the season. They have only 42 yards of net offense compared to the Vikings 242 and Andy Dalton has completed only 4-of-10 passes for 38 yards, no touchdowns, one interception and a QB rating of 11.7. He has been sacked 3 times.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals inactives: Dre Kirkpatrick, Joe Mixon Vontaze Burfict, Nick Vigil, Tyler Boyd, Christian Westerman, Josh Tupou

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Marvin Lewis has twice as many wins as the next-closest Bengals head coach, and took the team to the playoffs 7 times in 15 seasons. The Bengals had 7 playoff appearances in 35 seasons prior to Lewis' arrival.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

I sat down with Marvin Lewis in August for an extended interview. Over the course of an hour, we discussed multiple things, but his future was one of them. His answer was interesting at the time: "Sometimes you don't want to start that over again, but sometimes you need to. And I'm prepared to do that. It doesn't affect me one way or another."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis was asked about his mindset on Friday regarding his future. He said "My future is Sunday, just win the game." He said he and Bengals Mike Brown talk every day, but also said they haven't discussed his future, adding that Brown's brother Pete Brown died this week so Brown has been preoccupied anyway. "We talk every morning, but he's had a busy week unfortunately," Lewis said. When pressed to talk about his future, he said: "I don't have to tell anybody anything right now, I'm paid to do a job and that's every day."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

In a small session with reporters on Friday, Marvin Lewis was asked if there's a way to provide ease to his staff about the future with the contract situations. He said "There's no ease that way. They're good coaches. They'll be fine."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

At least one member of Marvin Lewis' staff was taken by surprise when hearing the report this morning. Lewis has not addressed the staff as a whole about his plans after this season. However, it has been the elephant in the room because a number of the assistants' contracts are up after this season.

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Marvin Lewis leaving Bengals after season (1:21)
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Sources: Bengals' Lewis planning exit after '17

Marvin Lewis, the longest-tenured head coach in Bengals history, is planning to leave the team after the season to explore other opportunities, league sources told ESPN.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Another Bengals player goes down, as LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) was placed on IR, joining Adam Jones, Jeremy Hill, Tyler Eifert and John Ross, among others whose season ended early. It's going to be a long day for the Bengals LBs vs. Minnesota, as Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil are still out, as well as CB Dre Kirkpatrick. Joe Mixon (concussion) and Shawn Williams (hamstring) are questionable.

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Bruschi: 'Of course I'm picking the Vikings' (0:29)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for the Bengals, as Joe Mixon (concussion) returned to practice today in a limited capacity, as did Darqueze Dennard. Still no Dre Kirkpatrick or Vontaze Burfict though. Cedric Ogbuehi, Pat Sims, Shawn Williams and Giovani Bernard are limited.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have 12 people on their injury report. The Vikings have 14. Clearly both teams are starting to feel the effects of the season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards197.826th
Rushing Yards79.431st
Points For17.428th
Points Against20.813th