While Tom Coughlin has been rumored to be on the hot seat, Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles' controversial and innovative head coach, has been fired with one game left in the season.
As the Giants and Eagles gear up for their season finale on Sunday, Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie fired Kelly on Tuesday after a disappointing 6-9 season and failing to reach the postseason for the second straight season.
Coughlin, who has led the Giants to the playoffs just once since 2009, may be coaching his last game on Sunday, too, but the Giants would never dump him during the season. They'll at least wait until the season is over, on what is typically known as "Black Monday."
Kelly had wrested more power this past offseason, gaining control of personnel matters and made some dubious moves. He traded QB Nick Foles to St. Louis for Sam Bradford, traded RB LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for LB Kiko Alonso and chose not to re-sign WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
The major reason for Kelly's dismissal was the team's performance. They have allowed the third-most yards and fifth-most points on defense, and their fast-paced offense ranks in the middle of the pack in points scored after being preseason favorites to win the NFC East.
Here is the offficial statement from Eagles owner Jeff Lurie: