But when it comes to the postseason, Lewis and Belichick part company. Lewis has lasted 10 years and has never won a playoff game. His Bengals’ teams are 0-3, losing in 2005, 2009 and 2011.
As he approaches the fourth try Saturday at Houston, Lewis can’t hide his feelings.
“That would be the first one,” Lewis said. “You do this in order to win a championship. You can’t win a championship until you win a playoff game.”
This will be the Bengals’ third playoff appearance in four years, so the days of considering postseason play as progress are gone. Meaning, the bar has been raised significantly in Cincinnati.
“No doubt,” Lewis said.
Even as early as February, Lewis admitted his frustration with not having won a postseason game in 10 years. The Bengals hold the league’s active record for most years since a playoff victory (21). That streak ranks ninth in the history of the NFL dating to 1933. read on at CBSSports