The Cincinnati Bengals suffered one of the worst losses in franchise history yesterday, a 49-31 home defeat to the team tied for the NFL's worst record at the time, the Buffalo Bills. The Bengals led 31-14 at halftime and were outscored 35-0 in the second half.
The Bengals sit at 2-8 on the 2010 season and (with Buffalo) own the worst record in the AFC.
The Minnesota Viking suffered one of their worst home losses in franchise history yesterday, losing 31-3 to the Green Bay Packers. This morning the Vikings fired their head coach, Brad Childress.
Two weeks ago the Dallas Cowboys suffered one of the worst losses in franchise history, losing 45-7 in Green Bay, dropping the team to 1-7. The next day they fired head coach Wade Phillips.
The Bengals, Vikings and Cowboys all won division titles last year and made the playoffs. The Vikings almost got to the Super Bowl, barely losing in the NFC championship game.
Vikings and Cowboys ownership clearly won't stand for their teams falling on their faces and moving backward, so the head coaches needed to go. The Bengals' head coach, Marvin Lewis, still has his job today.
Maybe it's T.O.'s fault.