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NFL Week 11 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams – 13 NFL Head Coaches Facing MUST WIN Games in Week 11

NFL Week 11 MUST WIN Games for Head Coaches and Teams

 

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Mike Munchak and the Tennessee Titans found another new way to lose a close game on Thursday night to the Indianapolis Colts at home and with the Titans now at…

4 – 6

….on the season and two games out of the last AFC Wild Card spot there is going to be very little margin for error for Munchak and the Titans down the stretch of the football season.

The 4 – 6 Titans have left to play in 2013…

At Oakland Raiders
At Indianapolis Colts
At Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals
At Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans

….which to we can only say the Titans better Damn beat the Raiders a week from Sunday of they may be out of the Playoff picture completely with games at the Colts and at the Broncos in the next two weeks following the game in Oakland.

In his third season as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans Mike Munchak has posted a win/loss record of…

19 – 23

…..and to keep from getting fired from his current job come December the Titans better Damn play some good football down the stretch because a collapse of the Titans in the next few weeks could lead to head coaching change in Nashville and that is about the last thing this franchise needs right now so…

Coach Hard Mike Munchak!

 

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Rex Ryan, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills – Whether newly acquired Ed Reed can help the New York Jets or not it makes sense for Jets head coach Rex Ryan to do whatever he can to bolster his team’s roster because it is…

Put Up OR Get Fired Time

….for Rex Ryan in New York!

The New York Jets are now 5 – 4 on the season and are in the Playoffs as of right now which means that the pressure is really on and makes each and every game HUGE in determining whether Ryan will be back to coach the Jets in 2014 and this week’s game at the Bills is DOUBLY HUGE because of what comes next….

At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Oakland Raiders
At Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
At Miami Dolphins

If one looks at the current Playoff Standings at ESPN they find that the Jets are one game up on the Dolphins, Browns, Ravens and Chargers for the last Wild Card spot in the AFC and wins in the next couple of weeks over the Bills and Ravens coupled with two wins at home against the Dolphins and Raiders would all but seal a Playoff spot for the Jets….BUT…..the Jets MUST first beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Lose to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and to the Baltimore Ravens next week and Rex Ryan’s rear-end will be on fire and his head coaching career will be almost over so…

YES….the Buffalo Bills is a MUST WIN Game for Rex Ryan and the Jets!

 

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Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles – In four seasons as the head coach of the Washington Redskins Mike Shanahan has put up records of…

2010:  6 – 10
2011:  5 – 11
2012:  10 – 6
2013:  3 – 6

Overall:  24 – 32

….and it is our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat NFL that Shanahan will not get another season to coach the Redskins unless his team wins at least…

8 Games in 2013

….and with Washington now at 3 – 6 on the season and these games still left to play…

At Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs
At Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
At New York Giants

….a loss at Philadelphia on Sunday and with the 49ers a week away the beginning of the end of the Mike Shanahan-era with the Redskins may occur in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend.

YES….the Philadelphia Eagles is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins

 

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Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins – Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles are a respectable 5 – 5 in his first season with the football team but MOST interestingly the Eagles are…

0 – 4 at Home
5 – 1 on the Road

….and this Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins at home is a good spot to change that home-losing trend and start a move towards the Playoffs with two more homes games coming up in the next two weeks.

Now at 5 – 5 on the season the Eagles have left to play…

Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals
Detroit Lions
At Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears
At Dallas Cowboys

….and probably needing 9 wins to claim the NFC East division title this season the Eagles “making some hay” in these next three home games against the Redskins, Cardinals and Lions is CRITICAL to Kelly and his football team if they want to make the Playoffs in 2013.

YES….the Washington Redskins is a MUST WIN Game for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

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Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Bucs – Whatever the Hell has gone wrong with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 if there is one thing we would recommend to Falcons head coach Mike Smith it is…

Finish the 2013 Season Strong

…..because Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank will be in a very bad mood the entire offseason if his football team mails it in the rest of 2013 beginning with the game on Sunday against the ONE Win Bucs.

Now at 2 – 7 on the season the Falcons have left to play in 2013…

At Tampa Bay Bucs
New Orleans Saints
At Buffalo Bills
At Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins
At San Francisco 49ers
Carolina Panthers

….and if the Falcons just play solid fundamental football and do not “mail it in” then they should be able to win at least…

5 Games in 2013

….and anything less than 5 Wins in 2013 and Mike Smith will begin the 2014 NFL season on the Hot Seat!

YES…..the Tampa Bay Bucs is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Atlanta Falcons – There is probably very little that Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Greg Schiano can do to save his job with the Bucs save his football team running the table with wins the rest of the season BUT the Bucs can make things difficult for some other teams in the NFL starting with a game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday which has a head coach that is rapidly ascending towards the Hot Seat as well.

Now at 1 – 8 on the season the Bucs still have to play…

Atlanta Falcons
At Detroit Lions
At Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills
San Francisco 49ers
At St. Louis Rams
At New Orleans Saints

….which are some very tough games against 4 probable Playoff teams so best case scenario the Bucs are looking at around…

3 or 4 Wins in 2013

…..and that would probably get Greg Schiano fired come December….BUT…..one never knows if even people worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars would want to eat the $10 Million Plus Dollars that the owners of the Bucs would owe Schiano if they sent him packing at the end of the season.

YES….the Atlanta Falcons is a MUST WIN Game for Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Bucs

 

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Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – In a season in which Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz needs to take his team to the Playoffs or face…

“You’re Fired!”

….come December the Detroit Lions are now leading the NFC North division and have an opportunity in the next couple of weeks with games against the Steelers and Bucs to open up a little space between NFC North division foes which makes this Sunday’s game against the Steelers a…

MUST WIN Game for Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions.

 

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Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions – Since that Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff loss to the Tim Tebow lead Denver Broncos in the 2011 – 2012 season the Steelers win/loss record has been…

11 – 14

….and 1 Super Bowl Win and another Super Bowl Trip or not the above kind of record will get your rear-end fired in Pittsburgh and that is why Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin needs some wins and fast to keep from landing his rear-end on the Hot Seat.

The Steelers are now 3 – 6 on the season and have these games still left to play….

Detroit Lions
At Cleveland Browns
At Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals
At Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns

….which makes this Sunday’s home game especially critical because a loss to the Lions in this spot with road games at the Browns and Ravens in the next two weeks could turn the 2013 season into a Complete Freaking Disaster so….

YES…the Detroit Lions is a MUST WIN Game for Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers

 

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Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Arizona Cardinals – Gus Bradley and his Jacksonville Jaguars got their FIRST WIN last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and now they need to keep things rolling because at 1 – 8 on the season and these games still left to be played…

Arizona
At Houston Texans
At Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Buffalo Bills
Tennessee Titans
At Indianapolis Colts

….there is NO reason why the Jags can’t win…

1, 2 or 3 MORE games this season

….starting with the game at home on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals which is of course…..a MUST WIN Game!

 

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Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans – Dennis Allen’s head coaching career with the Oakland Raiders slips away a little bit with each Raiders loss and probably needing…

8 Wins in 2013

…to return as the Raiders coach in 2014 with Oakland now sitting on a 3 – 6 record each and every game will be important down the stretch starting with the game on Sunday…

At the Houston Texans

After the Texans the Raiders have left to play…

Tennessee Titans
At Dallas Cowboys
At New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
At San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos

….and a loss to the Texans on Sunday would mean that Allen and the Raiders would need to find…

5 Wins Their Last 6 Games

…..which would be borderline Damn Impossible so….

YES…the Houston Texans is a MUST WIN Game for Dennis Allen and the Raiders.

 

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Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders – We would like to welcome Texans head coach Gary Kubiak back to the sidelines this weekend after his mini-stroke a couple of weeks back right before halftime against the Colts…

Texans coach Gary Kubiak to return form mini-stroke Sunday, AP

….and we just hope that Kubiak is not coming back to quickly to coaching because there are stresses in coaching football that don’t exist in most jobs and we can only hope Kubiak is getting some good medical advice and that…he is taking it!

With the above being said the Houston Texans are now 2 – 7 on the season and have left to play in 2013…

Oakland Raiders
Jacksonville Jaguars
New England Patriots
At Jacksonville Jaguars
At Indianapolis Colts
Denver Broncos
At Tennessee Titans

….and 3 games out of the last AFC Wild Cart spot winning the next three home games against the Raiders, Jaguars and Patriots are CRITICAL if the Texans are going to make a run at a Playoff spot this season.

YES….Welcome Back Gary Kubiak and YES….the Oakland Raiders is a MUST WIN Game for Gary Kubiak and the Houston Texans!

 

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Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers – Whether Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin allowed a workplace environment to be created on his football team that led to the Incognito – Martin situation or not the TRUTH is the Miami Dolphins are now…

4 – 5

…on the season and are on the verge of being knocked-out of Playoff contention again and that reality makes this Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers a…

MUST WIN Game for Joe Philbin and the Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are only one game back of the New York Jets for the last AFC Wild Card spot and with these games left to play after the Chargers….

Carolina Panthers
At New York Jets
At Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
At Buffalo Bills
New York Jets

…..a loss to the Chargers with two road games at the Jets and at the Steelers up next and the Patriots coming to Miami on December 15 really makes this San Diego Chargers game HUGE if the Dolphins are going to make the Playoffs in 2013 which in our opinion Joe Philbin and his football team will have to do for Philbin to be the head coach of the Dolphins next season.

Coach Hard Joe Philbin!

 

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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers – After starting the season an inexcusable 0 – 6 the New York Giants have won THREE straight games over the Vikings, Eagles and Raiders and now it is back to Big Boy football with the very good but starting QB-less struggling Green Bay Packers coming to MetLife Stadium on Sunday which is a…

MUST WIN Game for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants

…if the Giants have any hopes of keeping the ball rolling towards a potential Playoff spot this season.

With these games left after the Packers…

Dallas Cowboys
At Washington Redskins
At San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
At Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins

…..the Giants have an outside shot of still winning the NFC East division BUT they MUST WIN their next four games against the Packers, Cowboys, Redskins and Chargers before their game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 15.

YES….BEATING the Green Bay Packers if CRITICAL for Coughlin and the Giants.

 

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Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks – With the win over the Washington Redskins last week Leslie Frazier and his Vikings moved to 2 – 7 on the season and if Frazier is going to have a chance to hang onto his job with Minnesota the Vikings need to keep things rolling but things don’t get any easier with road trips…

At Seattle Seahawks
At Green Bay Packers

….in the next two weeks followed by…

Chicago Bears
At Baltimore Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles
At Cincinnati Bengals
Detroit Lions

…..which is a very tough schedule for Frazier and the Vikings down the stretch of the 2013 season.

YES….a tough game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle is a MUST WIN Game for Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 15, 2013 – John McKay

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, November 15, 2013 – John McKay


“The most successful coaches on any level teach the fundamentals.”

And

“No coach, no matter how successful, ever completely escapes the pressure of winning.”

And

“You don’t beat people with surprises, but with execution.”

And

“It bothers me that they (the national media) have picked us to be the worst team in football. Because what they are doing now is challenging your physical and your mental capacity and my ability to coach you. Now, this hurts me. Second worst team, I could stand it. But not the worst team.”

And

“Kickers are like horse manure. They’re all over the place.”

And

“Intensity is a lot of guys that run fast.”

And

“Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.”

And

On his team’s blocking strategy: “Hold when you’re at home and don’t hold when you’re on the road.”

And

“If you have everyone back from a team that lost ten games, experience isn’t too important.”

And

On how coaching an expansion team is a religious experience: “You do a lot of praying, but most of the time the answer is ‘no.’ “

And

On the play of Joe Namath in the Jets 34-0 victory over Tampa Bay, “Namath is still Namath, but I must say that our guys were nice to him. I noticed when they knocked him down, they helped him to his feet. That was gentlemanly. I thought one stood around long enough to get his autograph.”

And

“I told our players that there were 700 million Chinese people in the world who didn’t even know the game was played. The next week, I got five letters from China asking “What happened?””

And

“Behind every fired football coach stands a college president.”

And

“Nobody becomes great without self-doubt. But you can’t let it consume you.”

And

“We didn’t tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking”.

And

“Three or four plane crashes and we’re in the playoffs.”

And

* On the execution of the Bucs offense: “I think it’s a good idea.”

And

“On the Bucs early games: “Every time I look up, it seems we’re punting.”

Wikipedia: John McKay

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