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NFL coaches on the hot seat: Tom Coughlin, Greg Schiano still winless

Tom Coughlin and Greg Schiano are still winless, but we've got a whopping 10 coaches on our NFL hot seat to talk about.

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Last week, we added two more names to list: Tom Coughlin and his winless New York Giants, and Mike Tomlin's 1-4 Pittsburgh Steelers.

For the first time in two weeks, we don't have any new names to add. Going forward, it will probably take a big collapse to add any new names, though the situations with Mike Shanahan in Washington and Gus Bradley in Jacksonville are worth watching.

As it stands, the full list of coaches on the hot seat is below:

Coughlin, Tomlin, Rex Ryan (New York Jets), Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys), Jim Schwartz (Detroit Lions), Dennis Allen (Oakland Raiders), Mike Munchak (Tennessee Titans), Greg Schiano (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Leslie Frazier (Minnesota Vikings), and Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers).

What would save them?

Of our coaches, there are three or four who have done pretty well thus far throughout the season. These coaches either have winning records or are .500 on the season: Schwartz, Ryan, Munchak and Garrett. Three of those coaches are 3-3. Schwartz's Lions are sitting at 4-2.

It's hard to pull these coaches off the hot seat watch. Sure, they might not feel the same pressure that they would if they had few or no wins at this point in the season, but they still have a lot of football left to play. At this point, it becomes pretty clear what is required of each of these coaches.

Schwartz, Ryan and Garrett all have been in charge long enough to the point that all of them will need to make it to the playoffs to save their jobs. Munchak may have a little more leeway, and could save his job with an eight- or nine-win season.

After Week 6

Losers: Coughlin, Allen, Frazier, Ryan, Schiano, Munchak

Allen's Raiders have looked outright bad on the road this season, and that continued with a loss to the surprisingly-undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

Frazier and his Vikings failed to build on their first win of the season, getting dominated by Rivera and his Panthers, 35-10. The Vikings went with Matt Cassel at quarterback and, needless to say, that didn't work out. Ryan and the Jets fell to Tomlin and the Steelers, giving them their first win. Schiano's Buccaneers move to 0-5 on the season, and 0-2 under rookie quarterback Mike Glennon. The Eagles took that one handily, winning 31-20.

Finally, Munchak's Titans looked solid in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but it wasn't enough to put them over. They fell, 20-13, but looked better against Seattle than most have this season. That won't really matter at the end of the season, though.

Victorious: Schwartz, Rivera, Tomlin, Garrett

Schwartz led his Lions to a win over the deceptively tough Cleveland Browns. They had a big second half to earn the win, and they're 4-2 on the season and tied for the lead in the NFC North at this point. Schwartz looks to be in the safest position, for now. Rivera lost to Frazier and the Vikings, and Tomlin bested Ryan and the Jets. Garrett won an important NFC East matchup over the Washington Redskins, improving to 3-3 on the season.

Looking Ahead

Schiano and the Buccaneers have a solid opportunity to earn their first win of the season, as they'll take on the struggling 1-4 Falcons in an early game Sunday. Schwartz and the Lions have one of the more tougher matchups, as they'll take on the 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals. That matchup will determine what kind of team Detroit will be this season.

Ryan and the Jets have a a game against the 5-1 New England Patriots, who just took down the New Orleans Saints. It's always a big deal when the Jets beat the Patriots, so that's one worth watching. The Cowboys and Eagles will fight for the NFC East lead and Garrett will fight for a winning record.

Rivera and the Panthers will take on the struggling Rams, which is definitely a winnable matchup to potentially make it back to .500. Munchak and the Titans have a very tough matchup as they host the 4-2 San Francisco 49ers. The Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens, who have struggled lately as well.

Lastly, Frazier and the Vikings will take on Coughlin and the Giants. Both coaches desperately need a win, so it will be interesting to see how the game plays out. Coughlin definitely needs one more, though the Vikings will be rolling with Josh Freeman at quarterback so that's a big wildcard.

Bye Week: Raiders


Most In Danger: Schiano (0-5)
In Danger: Coughlin (0-6), Ryan (3-3), Rivera (2-3), Tomlin (1-4), Frazier (1-4)
Less Danger: Garrett (3-3), Munchak (3-3)
Least Danger: Schwartz (4-2)

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