What makes the NFL so special is that every game is so valuable. On the flip side, it's possible that a few coaches are placed on the hot seat after just the first quarter of the season.
It turns out there is one coach in particular that is facing a must-win game this weekend.
With the Washington Redskins still winless on the season, the front office might be inclined to pull the trigger and fire its current head coach.
According to Les Carpenter of TheWashington Post, the Redskins could fire Jay Gruden if the team loses on Sunday to the Giants.
Gruden is in the midst of his sixth season in Washington.
The Redskins weren't considered a playoff team heading into this season. Nonetheless, there is chatter around the league that Gruden's time as head coach is running out.
From The Washington Post:
Two people with knowledge of the situation say Gruden could be fired if Washington doesn’t beat the New York Giants on Sunday. Earlier this week, the betting site Bovada.com updated its odds on the NFL coach likeliest to be fired first this year, making Gruden its top choice.
Only one team in NFL history has started 0-4 and made the playoff later that season - the San Diego Chargers back in 1992.
Not only would a loss on Sunday essentially end Washington's chances of making the postseason, it could spell the end of Gruden's tenure as the head coach.