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Written by on January 10, 2022

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NFC Week 18 overreactions: Jimmy G’s heroics get Niners into large open playoffs

Mackenzie Salmon ‘overreacts’ to the largest NFC storylines from Week 18 within the NFL and offers a primary look the NFC playoff bracket.

SportsPulse, USA TODAY

The day after the NFL common season ends is one which coaches dread greater than every other. It is when groups sad with their total outcomes announce that they are “transferring in a special path” or “searching for a recent begin” by firing their head coaches (and more than likely the remainder of the teaching workers). 

After the longest season in NFL historical past, a number of golf equipment have already determined they want new management to take over in 2022. Here is a roundup of the NFL coaches who managed to make it to the tip of this season, however whose groups determined they will not be returning for one more one.

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Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer was the third-winningest coach in Vikings historical past, compiling a 72-56-1 file over eight seasons. Regardless of two division titles, three playoff appearances and no less than seven wins in each season, it wasn’t adequate for him to maintain his job.

He and basic supervisor Rick Spielman had been each fired after Minnesota completed out of the playoff image for the second consecutive yr with an 8-9 file. 

“Whereas these choices should not straightforward, we consider it’s time for brand new management to raise our group so we are able to persistently contend for championships,” Vikings homeowners Zigi and Mark Wilf mentioned in an announcement. 

Brian Flores, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins began Flores’ third season in Miami 1-7, however caught fireplace in midseason and gained seven in a row to get above .500. A Week 17 loss to the Tennessee Titans put an finish to the group’s playoff hopes, however the Dolphins capped the season with a convincing 33-24 victory over the New England Patriots to complete with a profitable file. 

Sadly, it wasn’t sufficient to save lots of Flores’ job. 

In his first stint as an NFL head coach, Flores compiled a file of 24-25.

Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears

Nagy’s exit was maybe the least shocking of all of them. Underneath fireplace for nearly your complete season, the fourth-year coach needed to take care of questions and hypothesis about his job safety on an almost-weekly foundation. 

With the Bears struggling to a 6-11 file, each Nagy and basic supervisor Ryan Tempo had been fired on Monday. 

“That’s actual. That’s life. We all know our file’s not adequate. You possibly can’t run from it,” Nagy mentioned after Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Vikings. 

Nagy was voted NFL Coach of the 12 months in 2018 when he led the Bears to a 12-Four file and an NFC North title. Nonetheless, issues went steadily downhill — regardless of a playoff berth final season — and he completed his four-year tenure with a mark of 34-31.

Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos

Fangio by no means had a profitable season in his three years in Denver, ending 19-30 total. A four-game dropping streak to complete the 2021 marketing campaign 7-10 probably sealed his destiny. Regardless of fixed points at quarterback, the Broncos fought onerous till the tip, falling to the AFC West champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 28-24 on Saturday.

The group made Fangio’s firing official a day later.

Since profitable Tremendous Bowl 50, the Broncos haven’t been to the playoffs in six years — the second-longest lively streak behind the New York Jets.


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