NFL: Now the hot phase begins – not just athletic
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wants to go to the Super Bowl again.Getty Images
The basic season in the NFL ended last weekend. From Saturday the best 14 teams will fight for one of the two coveted tickets for the Super Bowl LVI. While the Tennessee Titans (AFC) and the Green Bay Packers (NFC), as winners of their respective division, are only allowed to enter one round later, the Wild Card Round starts with the Las Vegas Raiders clashing against the Cincinnati Bengals. The latter had been waiting for a playoff participation since 2016, the last victory in a final round was celebrated by the Ohio team in 1991.
Eight coaches have already been fired
The quick action of the various club management shows that the season did not go as planned for some teams. Eight coaches have lost their jobs so far – Dolphins coach Brian Flores is also quite surprising. The American has led the Miami squad since 2019 and narrowly failed in the first playoff participation since 2017.
Joe Judge (New York Giants)
Brian Flores (Miami Dolphins)
Mike Zimmer (Minnesota Vikins)
Vic Fangio (Denver Broncos)
Urban Meyer (Jacksonville Jaguars – on charges of violence)
Jon Gruden (Las Vegas Raiders – for racist remarks)