Mike Zimmer got a bye week (never happened for the Bengals who always had to play on WC Weekend).
Mike Zimmer won a playoff game.
I don't care if they gave up a big lead. I don't care if they blew what was once a 17 point lead. I don't care that the play at the end was a miracle. The bottom line is that he got the job done. He got enough points on the board and kept enough points off the board that he won.
He took a team that had a 31st ranked defense and was a basement dweller team to the NFC Championship in 4 years.
We haven't won a playoff game under 15 years of Marvin. I can't believe Mike Brown let this guy go. We could see the talent he had. We could see he was the best coach we had, but Mike Brown had to be loyal. I didn't even think Marvin had to be fired - just moved to the front office.
A darn shame is what it is.
I did adopt the Vikings as my second team, though, so I'd love to see them go all the way.
Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It's got no use in Cincinnati. - Homer
The Bengals managed to squander that bit of good fortune, though. The Bengals could leave the winning Powerball ticket in a pair of pants they donate to Goodwill. ~ Doc
Maybe Next Year - The Battlecry of the Bengals