CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 09: Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys gets tackled by Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI - Two of the NFL's longest tenured coaches will face off Thursday night in a critical game for the Bengals if they hope to make it to the playoffs for the second straight season. 

The Bengals will play the Eagles in Philadelphia with a kick off time of 8:20 p.m.

Andy Reid compiled a 130-90-1 record during his nearly 14 full seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, while Marvin Lewis is 76-80-1 in his more than nine seasons with the Bengals.

The Bengals are 7-6 so far this season and still looking for their first playoff win under Marvin Lewis. They hope to rebound from their one-point loss against the Cowboys Sunday after Dan Bailey drilled a 40-yard field goal leaving the game at a 20-19 win for Dallas.

The Bengals are going into their 14th game of the season with some pressure. The team is in the midst of the AFC wild-card race, tied with the Steelers and a game in front of the Jets for the final spot.

The Eagles broke a nine-game losing streak last weekend and ruined Tampa Bay's chances at the playoffs. Eagle's quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy and tight end Brent Celek have been ruled out for this week's game with concussions. Meanwhile defensive end Michael Johnson has been in a walking boot because of a toe injury and is "questionable" for Thursday night's game.

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