The game of football is a game measured by inches. For Bengals fans, those inches are now measured in years. It's been almost 24 years to the day since the franchise has found victory in the postseason.
"We have to sit here and watch the Baltimore Ravens move on. I feel like that's the same thing every year. It's the Ravens or the Steelers. It's not the Bengals,” said Walker.
With four years of playoff frustration mounting, some fans are now calling for a housecleaning.
"Marvin's gotta go. Andy Dalton's gotta go,” said Brett Mezger of Cincinnati.
"I'm questioning our coaching. I'm questioning the ownership, and I'm questioning our head quarterback,” Franzer told FOX19 NOW.
Andy Dalton is a four-year veteran that has led his team to the playoffs in each of those four season.
"Keep Marvin Lewis. Keep all the guys here even though they say, 'No.' If you think about it, how many guys, quarterbacks, first four times, make it to the playoffs? Very little,” said Ian Bailey of Cincinnati.
Many fans, trying to shake off the loss, are living by the old saying, “There's always next year.”
"We just want to get over that hump. Let me win a playoff game. We'll be here next year. Something tells me we'll all be here next year,” said Cincinnati native, Tim Kern.Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.