NFL HEAD COACH POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 coaches stand after Week 1

In the NFL, most teams are only as good as their quarterback and their head coach, so if your team finds a good one, they should hang on and not let go at any cost.

Using a loose formula based on their team's recent success, their team's 2017 outlook, and job security, we have ranked all 32 NFL head coaches.

After the first week of the season, Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio are moving up, while Chuck Pagano and Bill O'Brien are not.

Numbers in parentheses represent the coach's record overall. All other data is with their current team only.

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32. Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts

Seasons with current team: 6

Playoff appearances with current team: 3

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2014

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: With Andrew Luck, the Colts are a mediocre team. Without Luck, they might be one of the one or two worst teams in the NFL. With Luck's return still not in sight, a couple of more losses will lead to speculation that Luck will just sit the rest of the season. When a team has a franchise quarterback behind center, they cannot afford to throw seasons away.

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31. Bill O'Brien, Houston Texans

Seasons with current team: 4

Playoff appearances with current team: 2

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: O'Brien gave Tom Savage just 13 passes before he was pulled at halftime of the Texans' Week 1 loss. Deshaun Watson is now the ninth quarterback used by O'Brien in just his fourth season. This is a team that has backdoored into the playoffs the last two seasons thanks to a weak division. If this team takes a step back, O'Brien will be in trouble.

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30. Todd Bowles, New York Jets

Seasons with current team: 3

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: It's not Bowles' fault that the Jets are tanking, but that won't matter if ownership decides Bowles is not the right guy for the job when it is time to start moving forward.

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29. Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals

Seasons with current team: 15

Playoff appearances with current team: 7

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2015

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Lewis's lack of success in the playoffs — no wins in seven trips to the postseason — is well documented. But at least the Bengals made the playoffs in those seasons. Last year they regressed to six wins, and the Bengals started this season by getting shutout at home to the Baltimore Ravens.

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28. Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns

Seasons with current team (overall): 2 (3)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: The Browns started the season by going three-and-out and then having a punt blocked for a Pittsburgh Steelers touchdown. A late touchdown pulled the Browns within three of the Steelers, but at the end of the day, the Browns still lost and Ben Roethlisberger has more wins (11) in Cleveland since 1999 than any Browns quarterback during that stretch.

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27. John Fox, Chicago Bears

Seasons with current team (overall): 3 (16)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 0 (7)

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs with current team

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (2)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: Fox had a lot of success with the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, but he is now in Year 3 with the Bears and has a record of 9-24. Fox might get a little breathing room if he turns to Mitchell Trubisky and he at least shows signs of potential. But in the meantime, Fox's seat is hot.

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26. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

Seasons with current team: 11

Playoff appearances with current team: 5

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2013

Conference championships with current team: 1

Super Bowl wins with current team: 1

One thing to know: The Saints are one of those teams that most fans just assume will be good each year, if not great. Next thing you know, you look up and the Saints haven't made the playoffs since 2013. In some respects it feels surprising that Payton is still with the Saints, but that reality could come soon if the Saints miss the playoffs again.

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25. Anthony Lynn, Los Angeles Chargers

Seasons with current team: 1

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Lynn is in his first season as a head coach and the Chargers were a blocked field goal away from sending the Broncos to overtime in Week 1. While Lynn is fine for a while, this feels like a situation in Los Angeles that could go south quickly and the coach is going to get blamed before the star quarterback.

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24. Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals

Seasons with current team: 5

Playoff appearances with current team: 2

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2015

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Arians is a coach who feels like he has had more success than he has had. In the last four seasons under Arians, the Cardinals have one playoff win, and that game was followed up by a 49-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC title game. Since that game, the Cardinals are 7-9-1 and have an aging quarterback.

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23. Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills

Seasons with current team: 1

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0 

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: McDermott has only coached one game, but the Bills were only ahead of the lowly New York Jets by two at home in the fourth quarter. The Bills need to be better than that.

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22. Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars

Seasons with current team (overall): 1 (3)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: This spot feels temporary no matter what happens. If Marrone can produce more wins like their Week 1 dominance of the Houston Texans, despite the uncertainty at quarterback, this team could be sneaky good this season. But if Marrone can't get the QB spot settled down and this team continues to underachieve, things will swing back down.

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21. Mike Mularkey, Tennessee Titans

Seasons with current team (overall): 3 (6)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: The hiring of Mularkey always felt uninspiring for a team that is trending in the right direction talent-wise. In six seasons Mularkey is 27-47 as a head coach and it feels inevitable that somebody else will be tasked with taking this team to the next level.

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20. Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco 49ers

Seasons with current team: 1

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Kyle Shanahan is another first-year coach. But while he may not have the talent of some other rookie coaches, he has a ton of security with the six-year contracts that he and general manager John Lynch received. Now he just needs to find a quarterback to replicate what he did with Matt Ryan in Atlanta.

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19. Adam Gase, Miami Dolphins

Seasons with current team: 2

Playoff appearances with current team: 1

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Gase did a nice job getting the Dolphins to the playoffs in his first season with ten wins. But the 2016 Dolphins were also outscored by 17 points suggesting that they played more like a 7-9 team. With Ryan Tannehill out for the season with a knee injury and Jay Cutler detouring out of retirement to take the job, it would not be surprising if this team takes a step back by 2-3 wins this season.

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18. Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins

Seasons with current team: 4

Playoff appearances with current team: 1

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2015

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Gruden's defenses have ranked 20th, 28th, and 28th, and his rushing offenses have ranked 19th, 20th, and 21st in three seasons. Kirk Cousins is a good quarterback, but there is only so much he can do and soon the Redskins will be in danger of losing him if the contract situation does not get resolved.

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17. Vance Joseph, Denver Broncos

Seasons with current team: 1

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Joseph is another first-year coach, which means there is still a lot of mystery. But Joseph seems to have inherited a better situation than some of the others and may have a future franchise quarterback already on the roster in Paxton Lynch

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16. Ben McAdoo, New York Giants

Seasons with current team: 2

Playoff appearances with current team: 1

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: McAdoo led the Giants to 11 wins and a playoff spot in his first season. But while it would not be a surprise if that happened again, it also would not be shocking if this team went 6-10, especially considering how bad this offense has looked without Odell Beckham Jr.

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15. Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings

Seasons with current team: 4

Playoff appearances with current team: 1

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2015

Conference championships with current team: 0 

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Zimmer is now in his fourth season and the pressure is going to start ramping up quickly for this team to start winning on a consistent basis. 

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14. Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Seasons with current team: 2

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: The Buccaneers were a trendy preseason sneaker pick to reach the Super Bowl which might be more of a curse than a blessing for Koetter. If the Bucs don't take a big step forward this season — which should not be a huge surprise until Jameis Winston fixes his accuracy issues — it will look bad for Koetter.

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13. Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions

Seasons with current team (overall): 4 (7)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 2 (4)

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (1)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: While somebody like Bruce Arians feels like a coach who seems to have had more success than he actually has, Caldwell is the opposite. The Lions are a team that still has the stigma of their inept past, and yet they are a team that has made the playoffs two of the last three seasons and Caldwell is seven games over .500 in 3+ seasons in Detroit. And now they have their franchise quarterback, Matthew Stafford, locked in for a long time. This team should remain, at a minimum, a playoff contender for the foreseeable future.

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12. Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers

Seasons with current team: 7

Playoff appearances with current team: 3

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2015

Conference championships with current team: 1

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: The Panthers had reached the playoffs three straight years, including a 15-1 season that concluded with a trip to the Super Bowl. That will buy a coach time. But this is a team that people expected to contend for a long time and instead they dropped to 6-10 last season. A convincing 20-point win over the 49ers is a nice start to a potential rebound season, but it was still the 49ers. 

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11. Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles

Seasons with current team: 2

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: The season is young and we have seen Carson Wentz look like the real deal early before. But at this point, you have think that the Eagles have hit the jackpot on Wentz and the Eagles have a legit shot to build something special with a coach-QB combo that could be together for years.

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10. Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams

Seasons with current team: 1

Playoff appearances with current team: 0

Last playoff appearance with current team: Has not been to the playoffs

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: The Colts may be the worst team in the NFL without Andrew Luck, but the Rams' 46-9 win over Indianapolis was still an impressive debut for the NFL's youngest coach.

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9. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens

Seasons with current team: 10

Playoff appearances with current team: 6 

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2014

Conference championships with current team: 1

Super Bowl wins with current team: 1

One thing to know: In the four seasons after the Ravens won the 2012 Super Bowl, they were just 31-33 and had just one winning season. But the Ravens demolished the Bengals on the road in Week 1, 20-0. The Ravens might be back, which is a good thing for Harbaugh, because even Super Bowl-winning coaches are only allowed so many years of failure.

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8. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers

Seasons with current team: 12

Playoff appearances with current team: 9

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 1

Super Bowl wins with current team: 1

One thing to know: The Packers overcame a shaky start to beat the Seahawks in a game viewed as a potential NFC Championship preview. That would be good for McCarthy, because at some point people will start wonder why he was only able to win one Super Bowl with one of the two best quarterbacks in the NFL.

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7. Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders

Seasons with current team (overall): 3 (12)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 1 (3)

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (0)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: Del Rio is certainly a coach on the rise with all the talent the Raiders have amassed. That is a bit of a surprise after what happened in his final four seasons with the Jaguars. But for now, the Raiders look like the real deal and soon-to-be Super Bowl contender.

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6. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys

Seasons with current team: 7

Playoff appearances with current team: 2

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 0

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Jerry Jones was surprisingly loyal and patient with Garrett at times and that loyalty appears to be paying off. Garrett will seemingly have to eventually ride the storm of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, but for now it looks like that won't be this season, which is great news for their hopes of securing home playoff games.

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5. Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons

Seasons with current team: 3

Playoff appearances with current team: 1

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 1

Super Bowl wins with current team: 0

One thing to know: Quinn might be second or third on this list if he had not lost offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the San Francisco 49ers. Shanahan and Matt Ryan seemed to have a special connection and we need to see if Ryan can keep that magic with a new offensive coach. Still, a trip to the Super Bowl and a second-half lead over the mighty Patriots is a second year most coaches would gladly sign up for.

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4. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

Seasons with current team: 11

Playoff appearances with current team: 7

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team: 2

Super Bowl wins with current team: 1

One thing to know: There may not be any job in pro football with more job security than head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have now used just three coaches in the last 49 seasons. And while Tomlin has just the one Super Bowl win in his first ten seasons, he also has never had a season with a losing record.

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3. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks

Seasons with current team (overall): 8 (12)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 6 (8)

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team (overall): 2 (2)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 1 (1)

One thing to know: Carroll now has five straight seasons with at least ten wins, two NFC Championships, and a Super Bowl ring. The Seahawks lost their season-opener, but it was to the Green Bay Packers on the road. In other words, the Seahawks are going to be fine as long as they have one of the best coaches in the NFL manning the sideline.

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2. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

Seasons with current team (overall): 5 (19)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 3 (12)

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team (overall): 0 (1)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 0 (0)

One thing to know: In Reid's 18 years as a head coach, his teams have only had a losing record three times and only one of those happened in the last 12 years. His teams are consistently good, they regularly make the playoffs, and if Alex Smith is going to keep slinging the ball downfield like he did in the Chiefs' Week 1 win over the Patriots, this might be one of Reid's best teams yet. 

 (Photo by Tom Walko/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

Seasons with current team (overall): 18 (23)

Playoff appearances with current team (overall): 14 (15)

Last playoff appearance with current team: 2016

Conference championships with current team (overall): 7 (7)

Super Bowl wins with current team (overall): 5 (5)

One thing to know: Yes, the Patriots fell flat in their Week 1 loss to the Chiefs. But the Patriots are going to be fine. The last three times the Pats lost in Week 1, they went on to win the Super Bowl. 

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