Lewis is clearly in the most jeopardy here and almost certainly would have been fired a year or even two ago if he worked for any owner in the league but Mike Brown.
The son of the legendary Paul Brown is notoriously stubborn and even more famously cheap.
Since he took over as Brown's head coach in 2003, Lewis has gone 118-105-3 (.522) in 14-plus seasons while guiding the Bengals to seven playoff appearances.
Many thought Lewis would be gone last year after his club famously imploded in a wild-card game in Pittsburgh to end the '15 season, running the Bengals' playoff record under Lewis to 0-7. Lewis’ predilection for players with seemingly tortured souls, such as Vontaze Burfict and Adam “Pacman” Jones, is also thought to be a liability for him when it comes to keeping his job.
Now, the Bengals have become the first team in NFL history to fail to score a touchdown in their first two home games, and rumors are buzzing around the NFL that that kind of futility will be impossible for Lewis to survive if his Bengals don’t turn things around soon.