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Falcons’ Dan Quinn, Lions’ Matt Patricia, Jets’ Adam Gase racing to be 1st NFL head coach fired | Hot seat updates

NJ.com logo NJ.com 9/20/2020 By Mike Rosenstein, nj.com

Through the NFL’s early games on Sunday, 10 head coaches had records of 0-2, meaning seats are getting hot across the league.

Who will be the first head coach fired in 2020? And how soon will it happen? Here are the latest temperature readings:

Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers: The former Baylor and Temple head coach is two games into his NFL career. He’s not going anywhere.

Temperature: Cold

Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons: After blowing a 20-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys, the N.J. native needs to update his resume.

Temperature: Boiling

Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings: An ugly 28-11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts is reason for concern.

Temperature: Warm

Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions: The former Bill Belichick disciple will be out of a job sooner rather than later after a 42-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Temperature: Boiling

Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles: After winning the team’s only Super Bowl title in franchise history, Pederson is safe for quite some time.

Temperature: Cold

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Joe Judge, New York Giants: Another Belichick disciple struggling on his own. But the rookie head coach isn’t going anywhere.

Temperature: Cold

Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals: Armed with No. 1 overall draft pick Joe Burrow, Taylor isn’t in danger.

Temperature: Cold

Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos: Injuries to linebacker Von Miller and quarterback Drew Lock will buy Fangio some time.

Temperature: Lukewarm

Adam Gase, New York Jets: The team continues to regress, and that’s bad news for Gase.

Temperature: Boiling

Brian Flores, Miami Dolphins: Yes, a third Belichick protege still looking for his first win in 2020. But Flores will be given time to develop first-round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa.

Temperature: Cold

Bonus ...

Bill O’Brien, Texans: If he loses Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens, O’brien, the former Belichick sidekick, will be on thin ice in Houston.

Temperature: Rising

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