No, Marvin Lewis has no emotions about Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) in what is reportedly his last game at Paul Brown Stadium as Bengals head coach.
"Could be. Could not be," said Lewis said after Friday's walk-through. "I don't think about it like that. I've not thought about it like that."
It will his 123rd game at PBS (70-50-2), his 246th game (123-119-3) overall, 239th in the regular season (123-112-3).
And no emotion…
"I don't worry about it being the last time. It doesn't cross my mind," Lewis said. "All right?"
-The beat goes on. The Bengals put their 10th player, (and sixth starter counting special teamer Cedric Peerman) and fifth in the last 15 days on season-ending injured reserve Friday when starting outside linebacker Nick Vigil got the call. Vigil hurt his ankle Nov. 26 in the win over Cleveland and missed the last three games.
They replaced him with practice squad tackle Kent Perkins and he'll join newly-signed Justin Murray as their tackle depth in a game left guard Clint Boling may start at left tackle and back-up Eric Winston goes maybe at right in the wake of injuries up front. Counting Murray, a product of the Cincinnati suburbs from Sycamore High School released a few weeks ago from the Saints practice squad, they've promoted four PS players in the last two weeks.
-Everybody but starting safety George Iloka (limited with a shoulder) was listed as going full Friday. And that included WILL backer Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) for the first time since they got hurt Dec. 4 against Pittsburgh. Also linebacker Vincent Rey went full for the first time this week after he got stitches in the mouth after last Sunday's game.