Back in July, I wrote about the hottest NFL head coaching seats and who had the highest odds of getting let go first. But then a funny thing happened in week 1: The top seven head coaches with the highest odds of getting fired in 2018 went a collective 6-0-1 over the weekend. Was it a fluke, or are there other under-the-radar hot seats we hadn't considered before?
Although one game shouldn't determine the fate of these head coaches, let's peer into our crystal ball and see which head coaching hot seats got a touch warmer after week 1.
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Hue Jackson — Cleveland Browns
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Jackson opened the 2018 campaign with the highest odds of getting fired at a paltry 2.75-1, which was far ahead of Vance Joseph at 6-1.
Browns fans should be buoyed by a defense that caused half a dozen Steelers turnovers during the rival's 21-21 tie on Sunday, but with a current record of 1-31-1 in Cleveland, can four to five wins save his job?
Matt Patricia — Detroit Lions
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I'm not including first-year head coach Matt Patricia simply because his Lions got throttled at home by 31 points to the Jets.
The bigger issue by far are rumors that players are ticked off about team rules and the workload over the summer. If the team continues to lose and a revolt goes down in the locker room, it could be a one-and-done-type situation for Patricia in Detroit.
Sean McDermott — Buffalo Bills
No, it's not fair to include McDermott after one opening-season loss on the road, but the Bills were a whole new level of atrocious on Sunday in Baltimore. The offense gained only 153 yards on ten first downs to go along with two turnovers, and the offensive line picked up where it left off in the preseason by blocking nobody.
Buffalo now plays a brutal slate: home to the Chargers; at Minnesota; at Green Bay; home to the Titans; at Houston. With additional contests against the Patriots (twice) and Jacksonville, it's almost impossible to see more than two to threes wins on the schedule.
Jason Garrett — Dallas Cowboys
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Even if Dallas had won in Carolina last weekend, one has to think that Jerry Jones' patience will run out at some point.
Garrett is 67-54 overall (.554 winning percentage) with only a single playoff win in seven full seasons. It doesn't help his cause that the Cowboys crossover with the AFC South, which means back-to-back contests against the Texans and Jags on October 7 and 14 respectively.
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