Bengals' Lewis to step down

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- Marvin Lewis, the longest tenured head coach in Cincinnati Bengals history, has made a decision to step down after the 2017 season, sources told ESPN Sunday.

It's been a long ride for Marvin Lewis, filled with minimal success and no playoff success, but it will soon come to an end.

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According to the report, Lewis is "likely to be on teams' short lists of candidates" ahead of a number of head-coaching openings, one of which has already become apparent after the firing of Giants coach Ben McAdoo.

Through the first 13 games this season, Lewis has a 123-111-3 record.

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It's the first snap Bridgewater has seen since losing to the Seattle Seahawks 10-9 in the 2015-16 NFC Wild Card in his second season out of college.

The Pennsylvania native had previously talked about how he realized jobs like this don't last forever. "I think we all accept that".

Lewis, 59, entered 2017 on the final year of his contract.

With 15 years with Cincinnati, Lewis has the second-longest tenure in the league after New England's Bill Belichick. Lewis is reportedly interested in taking a front-office position if no coaching opportunities are presented to him.

Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his first in-game appearance since January 10, 2016 during mop-up duty against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T.