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Who's on the hot seat in all eight NFL divisions

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The hottest seats in the NFL (1:47)

Marvin Lewis and John Fox are just a couple of head coaches whose time might be up if their 2017 campaigns don't yield success. (1:47)

This summer, NFL Nation reporters are answering the biggest questions for every team in divisional roundtables.

Monday's question: Who will be the best newcomer?

Tuesday's question: Who's the rising star in each division?

Wednesday's question: Who is on the hottest seat in the division?


AFC East

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles is the unanimous winner here. Bowles has lost all momentum since winning 10 games in his first season. Bowles was 5-11 last year and has zero playoff appearances. Read more


AFC North

A couple of coaches come to mind in this division. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is in the final year of his contract. He's coming off a 6-9-1 season. And he hasn't won a playoff game in his 14 years in Cincinnati. Hue Jackson also may be in trouble with the Cleveland Browns. Read more


AFC South

It comes down to a coach and a quarterback. Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano has a 49-31 regular-season record in five seasons, but the Colts failed to make the playoffs the past two years. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles also enters a make-or-break season. Read more


AFC West

The Kansas City Chiefs put Alex Smith on notice in April when they not only drafted quarterback Patrick Mahomes II but also traded next year's first-round pick for the chance to do so. Both the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers will have new stadiums soon, so their GMs and coaches also could be feeling the heat. Read more


NFC East

There are a variety of choices in this division, from quarterbacks Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins to coaches Jay Gruden of the Redskins and Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles. Read more


NFC North

Chicago Bears coach John Fox is one of a few coaches in the division who may be in trouble. Fox is 9-23 after two seasons in Chicago, and he has finished last in the division both years. Read more


NFC South

A pair of coaches may be in trouble here. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton won a Super Bowl, but that was in 2009. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera also may be in trouble coming off last season's 6-10 finish. Read more


NFC West

The answer here has to be Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead. The Rams have finished no better than 7-8-1 and as bad as 4-12 during his tenure. He's in Los Angeles. He has a new coach. He has a top pick as his quarterback. Do the math and it adds up to a very hot seat. Read more