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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis

Some people are mad. Others apathetic. A few supportive. We’ve even reached the burning jerseys in the snow and posting to social media portion of the program.

One aspect we can settle on in the wake of Marvin Lewis’ controversial return on a two-year contract: Everybody has an opinion.

The problem is, these opinions aren’t always based in fact. After 15 years, criticisms shifted both Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis into almost caricatures of themselves. It’s easy to lose sight of what complaints own merit and which are fallacy repeated into relevancy.

So, I asked those of you filling up my mentions to drop your primary gripe with Brown and Lewis on me, so I could find the most stated and dive into whether these are fact or fiction.

This came with the caveat of 0-7 in the playoffs not serving as a viable complaint because it’s the obvious, undeniable failure of the Lewis-Brown partnership.

Over the next five days, I take on the five most mentioned.

Today: Lewis struggles with halftime adjustments?

This showed up the most because it burns vividly into the recent memory of fans. The last two seasons have been filled with prominent games where the Bengals jumped out to leads at the break and were flattened in the second half.

If not for the shocking fourth-and-12 touchdown against Baltimore, the dramatic season finale would have looked like so many disappointments of a double-digit halftime evaporated into a day of what could have been.

Lewis debates the validity of “halftime adjustments.” With 12 minutes to enter the locker room and return to the field, only so many changes in plans can be discussed, to be certain.

“The ‘adjustment,’ that’s more journalism jargon than truth,” he said in a press conference to close the 2016 season.

Whether talking about actual adjustments or evaluating late-game performance, that’s merely semantics.

The truth lies in the numbers, in this case.

Let’s start with the last two seasons before pulling back to the big picture.

In the 14 games where the Bengals led at the half the last two years they went 9-5. The .643 winning percentage ranks 28th in the NFL over that span.

Since the Andy Dalton-A.J. Green Era commenced in 2011, the Bengals led at the half 59 times. They finished 44-14-1 in those games. That .754 record ranks 18th in the NFL over the span.

Now running all the way back to the beginning of the Marvin Lewis Era, the Bengals have gone 88-31-2 in games where they led at halftime. That .736 mark ranks 23rd in the NFL over that time.

Only once in Lewis’ 15 seasons have the Bengals finished in the top 10 of the NFL in protecting halftime leads. On the flip side, seven times they finished in the bottom 10.

No matter the era of which you break down, the Bengals have finished in the bottom half of the league or worse in holding on to a halftime lead.

The New England Patriots, unsurprisingly, lead the NFL in protecting leads over the span with a .913 winning percentage, going 147-14 when leading at the break since 2003.

Perhaps a better comparison would be the Bengals’ direct AFC North rival, Pittsburgh. The Steelers rank third in the NFL over the Lewis Era with a .865 winning percentage.

If the Bengals would have protected halftime leads at the same clip during the Lewis Era, they would have 17 more wins. That equates to more than one win per season and on more than one occasion serve as the difference between winning and losing the division or making the playoffs.

Speaking of the postseason, Cincinnati owned a halftime lead in two of the seven playoff losses. In 2005 against Pittsburgh and 2013 against the Chargers they led at the break by a field goal. They were outscored by a combined 37 points after halftime in those defeats.

Whether all this stems from “adjustments” or that’s truly journalism jargon for teams that don’t make enough plays in defining moments probably doesn’t matter in this case.

Call it what you want, the numbers back up the most common fan complaint.

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Adam Vinatieri announced after the Indianapolis Colts’ 23-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday that he’s planning to return for a 23rd NFL season, according to Colts.com’s Andrew Walker.

Vinatieri, 44, has anchored the Indianapolis Colts’ kicking game since 2006, and he’s proved over the past few years that age is just a number.

The oldest active player in the NFL, Vinatieri has remained effective since turning 40. That much was clear in 2014, when the four-time Super Bowl champion made a career- and league-high 96.8 percent of his field goals.

Vinatieri banged home 92.6 percent of his attempts the following season, and he’s been above 80 percent the ensuing two campaigns.

After posting an 87.1 percent conversion rate in 2016, Vinatieri has successfully booted 84.4 percent of his attempts in 2017, including going 6-of-7 between 40-49 yards and 4-of-5 from at least 50 yards out.

With one game remaining in his 22nd season, Vinatieri ranks second all-time behind Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen in total points (2,479) and made field goals (557).

But with a return to the gridiron on deck, Vinatieri appears poised to eclipse Andersen’s marks before he calls it a career.

The question moving forward is where Vinatieri—who was the only unanimous selection to the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 Golden Team—will lace up his cleats in 2018 since he’s scheduled to become a free agent when the new league year begins in March.

“Indianapolis is home to me and my family. I love the Irsay family, but I understand this is a business,” Vinatieri said, per Walker. “I just know I’m going to play another year.”

Despite the uncertainty, Vinatieri’s body of work speaks for itself and should be able to land him a job in Indianapolis or elsewhere as teams across the league look for steadier place-kicking solutions before the start of next season.

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NEW ORLEANS — Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson broke his right fibula late in the third quarter Sunday against the Saints and was carted off the field.

Thompson, the Redskins’ most dynamic player this season, suffered the injury at the end of a third-down run by quarterback Kirk Cousins. Thompson was engaged in a block, and his right leg bent back after he got caught in an awkward position under Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins.

An air cast was placed on Thompson’s right leg before he was helped off the field and loaded onto the cart. Teammates gathered around him and offered words of encouragement as he was lifted up.

Cousins also took a heavy hit on the play and received brief treatment from trainers while Washington executed a successful fake punt on fourth-and-1 on its own 15. Cousins came back on the field and led the Redskins on a touchdown drive, hitting Ryan Grant on a 40-yard scoring pass for a 24-13 lead.

The lead didn’t last, however, as the Saints rallied to tie the game at 31-31 in regulation thanks to Alvin Kamara’s 18-yard touchdown reception and two-point conversion rush with 1 minute, 5 seconds remaining, then won 34-31 in overtime when Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field goal.

“That hurts me more than anything, that we lost for Chris,” Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger said. “I told him we’ll bring this back home for him. I didn’t keep my word. If anything bothers me, that bothers me the most. We have one of our best guys go down, and we didn’t get the W for him. That’s tough. That’s tough.”

Thompson tweeted about his injury after the game, writing: “This hurts.”

Thompson entered the game leading Washington in rushing (277 yards) and receiving (494) and had scored four touchdowns. He also has improved dramatically in pass protection the past two years.

“He’s one of the most important players on our offense, especially when you get the ball back and need him for pass protection routes coming out of the backfield there at the end,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “We obviously have to make do with the guys we have, and we will.”

The Redskins already lost running back Rob Kelley for the season with an ankle injury. They now have two running backs on the active roster: rookie Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall, signed earlier in the week off the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad.

The Redskins have suffered a number of injuries this season, but Thompson’s could arguably be the biggest because of his productivity and the fact that he’ll be difficult to replace. Marshall offers quickness and played some receiver in college, but Thompson’s ability to pass protect has made him invaluable.

“To have him go down is a huge, huge setback for us,” tight end Vernon Davis said. “Chris Thompson is one of the best in the league when it comes to running the ball, catching and making plays. To lose him is tough. It’s hard to replace a guy like that with his talent and his ability to do what he does. It’s a tough situation to be in.”

Redskins offensive tackle Morgan Moses echoed this sentiment.

“It’s hard to replace a guy like that,” Moses said. “You might not be able to replace a guy like that, what he brings to the offense, what he brings to the locker room. … But we can’t [dwell] on it.”

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The New Orleans Saints are celebrating their 51st birthday today.

Fun fact: November 1st also happens to be All Saints’ Day — New Orleans businessman David Dixon pushed for the the official announcement of the team to coincide with the Christian holiday.

Fast forward 51 years and the Saints have one of the most dedicated fan bases in the NFL. The franchise and the fans in New Orleans have been linked through tragedy and triumph. The team and community survived the horror of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and five years later the Big Easy celebrated their Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

A lot has changed from since the Saints became a franchise.

Cost of Gas

1966: $0.32
2017: $2.47

No. 1 Hit Single

11/1/1966: “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians
11/1/2017: “Rock Star” by Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

U.S. Population

1966: 196.6 million
2017: 321.6 million

What head coach Sean Payton was up to

11/1/1966: Two-year-old Sean Payton was likely getting a hold of potty training like many other toddlers between the ages of two and three.
11/1/2017: Payton is in his 11th season as head coach of the Saints who are leading the NFC South with a 5-2 record.