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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Why kick a field goal?

By James Walker

MINNEAPOLIS—Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is doing a great job this season. But he made a curious call in the fourth quarter.

Down 16 and deep in Minnesota Vikings' territory, Lewis opted to take the field goal on fourth down to cut the lead to 23-10.

Regardless of the kick, it’s still a two-possession game. The Bengals will need to get in the end zone twice and may have blew their best chance to do it in the fourth quarter.

Bad call from the Bengals.