Well, the front office for the Bengals is tired of seeing its defense get run over on a weekly basis as it decided to fire defensive coordinator Teryl Austin early Monday, ESPN reported.
I’m told #Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has been relieved of his duties, per source.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 12, 2018
After a 51-14 loss to New Orleans on Sunday, Cincinnati ranks 31st in the NFL allowing 32 points per game, and dead last allowing 454.6 total yards per game.
Sunday’s debacle, in which the Saints piled up 509 total yards, was the third consecutive game in which the Bengals allowed 500 or more yards — a first for any team since the AFL-NFL merger.
Austin was brought to the team in January after spending three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Lions.