LewisBengals head coach Marvin Lewis is one of three nominees for this week's Motorola NFL Coach of the Week honors after his team won its first game of the season last Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fans can vote on NFL.com for the head coach whose game plan played the greatest role in his team's victory. Voting will take place from Tuesday morning through noon ET on Friday to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week. The winner will be announced Friday afternoon on NFL.com. In January, voting will be held on NFL.com to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.
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Other nominees for this week's award include Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
Lewis led the Bengals to their first victory of the year in a 21-19 win over Jacksonville. The Bengals offense totaled 312 yards and controlled the ball for more than 30 minutes. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns and running back Cedric Benson added 104 rushing yards and one touchdown. The Bengals defense sacked Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard three times and intercepted him once. Bengals cornerback Jonathan Joseph, who also recorded 15 tackles, knocked away a potential game-tying two-point conversion pass attempt to secure the win.