NFL-high eight Steelers selected to 2018 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the rosters for the 2018 Pro Bowl on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Steelers placed the most players in the annual all-star game.

Eight Steelers have been selected, including linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a scary, season-ending spinal injury against earlier this month.

Shazier’s teammates who were selected: Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Chris Boswell, and offensive linemen Alejandro Villanueva, David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey.

Among NFC teams, the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles each had six players chosen.

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ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: pre-game ceremonies take place for the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Alex Smith #11 of the AFC looks to pass in the first half against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Andy Dalton #14 hands off to Jay Ajayi #23 of the AFC in the first half against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Stephon Gilmore #24 of the AFC intercepts the ball in the endzone as Odell Beckham Jr #13 of the NFC defends in the first half during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
NFC wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. dances on the field during a timeout during the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The AFC won the game, 20-13. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Drew Brees #9 of the NFC looks to pass against the AFC in the second half during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA;NFC cornerback Xavier Rhodes of the Minnesota Vikings (29) breaks up AFC wide receiver T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts (13) catch during the first quarter at Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; NFC quarterback Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys (4) throws a pass against the AFC at the 2017 Pro Bowl at Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; AFC running back Jay Ajayi of the Miami Dolphins (23) leaps for yardage against NFC defensive end Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings (97) during the second half of the 2017 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; NFC quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (9) passes against the AFC during the first half of the 2017 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; A fan is tackled by NFC running back Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys (21) during the second half against the AFC at the 2017 Pro Bowl at Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; A fan is chased by NFC running back Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys (21) during the second half against the AFC at the 2017 Pro Bowl at Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Defensive MVP, AFC special teams D.J Alexander of the Kansas City Chiefs (57) and Offensive MVP, AFC tight end Travis Kelce of the Kansas city Chiefs (87) hold up the trophy after they beat the NFC at Citrus Bowl.AFC defeated the NFC 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Here are the position-by-position rosters (asterisk denotes starter):

AFC

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots*; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers*; DeAndre Hopkins, Texans*; A.J. Green, Bengals; Keenan Allen, Chargers
Running Back: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers; Kareem Hunt, Chiefs; LeSean McCoy, Bills
Fullback: James Develin, Patriots*
Tight End: Travis Kelce, Chiefs*; Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
Tackle: Alejandro Villanueva, Steelers*; Taylor Lewan, Titans*; Donald Penn, Raiders
Guard: Kelechi Osemele, Raiders*; David DeCastro, Steelers*; Richie Incognito, Bills
Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers*; Rodney Hudson, Raiders

Defensive End: Joey Bosa, Chargers*; Calais Campbell, Jaguars*; Khalil Mack, Raiders
Interior Lineman: Geno Atkins, Bengals*; Jurrell Casey, Titans*; Malik Jackson, Jaguars
Outside Linebacker: Von Miller, Broncos*; Jadeveon Clowney, Texans*; Terrell Suggs, Ravens
Inside/Middle Linebacker: C.J. Mosley, Ravens*; Ryan Shazier, Steelers
Cornerback: A.J. Bouye, Jaguars*; Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars*; Aqib Talib, Broncos; Casey Hayward, Chargers
Safety: Eric Weddle, Ravens*; Reshad Jones, Dolphins*; Micah Hyde, Bills

Punter: Brett Kern, Titans
Kicker: Chris Boswell, Steelers
Return Specialist: Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, Patriots
 

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NASHVILLE, TN- SEPTEMBER 10: Safety Karl Joseph #42 of the Oakland Raiders deflects a pass intended for wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the Tennessee Titans in the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 10, 2017 In Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) )
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 07: Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs stiff arms Duron Harmon #30 of the New England Patriots as he runs for a 4-yard rushing touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns rushes for a touchdown in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is tackled by Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Jerick McKinnon #21 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball in the first quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints on September 11, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Tight end David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates his touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr /Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: J.J. Nelson #14 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a juggling catch in the second quarter of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers dives over strong safety Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Corey Grant of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled Tony Jefferson of the Baltimore Ravens during the NFL International Series match between Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on September 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 08: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives into the end zone for a 2 yard touchdown in the second quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks for an open receiver in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Will Fuller #15 of the Houston Texans makes a reception for a touchdown as he slips behind Terrance Mitchell of the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 15: Tevin Coleman #26 of the Atlanta Falcons stretches for a touchdown against Kiko Alonso #47 and Nate Allen #29 of the Miami Dolphins at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins #88 of the New York Jets is seen fumbling the ball after what was originally called a touchdown against strong safety Duron Harmon #30 and cornerback Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was reversed and called a fumble. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 15: Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints breaks up a pass thrown to Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 15, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Lions 52-38. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 15: The New Orleans Saints defense celebrates during the second half of a game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 15, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is upended by linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis #57 of the Kansas City Chiefs after a catch over the middle during the second half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. ( Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images )
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers attempts an interception on a pass to A.J. Derby #83 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at StubHub Center on October 22, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: A cat runs on the field during the fourth quarter of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 22: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of a game at Gillette Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Ted Ginn #19 of the New Orleans Saints catches a pass as he is defended by Eddie Jackson #39 of the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers avoids a tackle attempt by Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes the ball under pressure from Jaylon Smith #54 of the Dallas Cowboys and Brian Price #92 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter of a football game at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 12: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions makes a tackle against Rashard Higgins #81 of the Cleveland Browns during the first half at Ford Field on November 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 19: Preston Smith #94 of the Washington Redskins hits Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints and is called for a roughing the passer penalty at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball to score a touchdown against outside linebacker Bruce Carter #54 of the New York Jets during the second quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Trey Flowers #98 and Kyle Van Noy #53 of the New England Patriots recover a fumble during the third quarter of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Andrew Whitworth #77 of the Los Angeles Rams runs onto the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 30: Byron Marshall #34 of the Washington Redskins leaps over Orlando Scandrick #32 of the Dallas Cowboys on a run in the first quarter of a football game at AT&T Stadium on November 30, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: Logan Ryan #26 of the Tennessee Titans swats away a pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 3: Dion Lewis #33 of the New England Patriots stiff arms Jordan Poyer #21 of the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter on December 3, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: Tommylee Lewis #11 of the New Orleans Saints dives for a touchdown as he is tackled by De'Vondre Campbell #59 of the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Colton Schmidt #6 of the Buffalo Bills walks the field before a game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 10: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers runs for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 10: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers leaps into the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 31-24. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots fails to complete a touchdown against the defense of T.J. McDonald #22 of the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton #12 juggles the ball for an incomplete pass against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Ford Field on December 16, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Damiere Byrd #18 of the Carolina Panthers catches a touchdown pass against Josh Hawkins #28 of the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of a game at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 24: Tight end Evan Engram #88 of the New York Giants is unable to catch the pass against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 31: Darrius Heyward-Bey #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs up field for a 29 yard touchdown run in the first quarter during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 31, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Wide receiver Jaron Brown #13 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates his 25 yard touchdown catch against cornerback Byron Maxwell #41 of the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 31, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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NFC

Quarterback: Carson Wentz, Eagles*; Russell Wilson, Seahawks; Drew Brees, Saints
Wide Receiver: Julio Jones, Falcons*; Adam Thielen, Vikings*; Michael Thomas, Saints; Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Running Back: Todd Gurley, Rams*; Alvin Kamara, Saints; Mark Ingram, Saints
Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers*
Tight End: Zach Ertz, Eagles*; Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
Tackle: Tyron Smith, Cowboys*; Trent Williams, Washington*; Lane Johnson, Eagles
Guard: Zack Martin, Cowboys*; Brandon Brooks, Eagles*; Brandon Scherff, Washington
Center: Alex Mack, Falcons*; Travis Frederick, Cowboys

Defensive End: Everson Griffen, Vikings*; Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys*; Cameron Jordan, Saints
Interior Lineman: Fletcher Cox, Eagles*; Aaron Donald, Rams*; Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers
Outside Linebacker: Chandler Jones, Cardinals*; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington*; Anthony Barr, VIkings
Inside/Middle Linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Panthers*; Bobby Wagner, Seahawks
Cornerback: Xavier Rhodes, Vikings*; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals*; Marshon Lattimore, Saints; Darius Slay, Lions
Safety: Earl Thomas, Seahawks*; Landon Collins, Giants*; Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles

Punter: Johnny Hekker, Rams
Kicker: Greg Zuerlein, Rams
Return Specialist: Pharoh Cooper, Rams
Special Teamer: Budda Baker, Cardinals

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Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals

Season record: 5-6

Career record with team: 46-28-1

The 65-year-old Arians has denied rumors that he’ll retire at the end of this season. But Arians, who is only signed through 2018, might not have a say as to whether he’ll coach Arizona through the end of his contract.

The Cardinals have fallen sharply since reaching the NFC Championship after the 2015 campaign. Carson Palmer looked like a shell of himself before getting injured (again) and Arizona’s rushing attack is the worst in the NFL, having failed to replace the injured David Johnson.

But Arians, who became the winningest coach in Cardinals history last week -- with Blaine Gabbert throwing passes to the Jaguars’ stout defense, no less -- has earned a good amount of leeway in the organization.

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Adam Gase, Miami Dolphins

Season record: 4-7

Career record with team: 14-12
 

Gase guided Miami to a surprise playoff appearance last year, but the team has floundered following the loss of quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a torn ACL during the preseason. Luring Jay Cutler out of retirement to fill in has gone about as well as chortling Bears fans expected.

The team’s 4-7 record doesn’t tell the full story here, as the Dolphins possess the league’s second-worst point differential (-115). If Miami’s current five-game losing streak extends to the end of the season, the powers that be could very well opt to move on from Gase. Then again, this is the team that gave Joe Philbin (career record: 24-28) more than three seasons at the helm.

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Todd Bowles, New York Jets

Season record: 4-7

Career record with team: 19-23

Many predicted the Jets would finish near the bottom of the league in 2017, but they’ve actually managed to exceed expectations. Their -29 point differential is tied for 19th in the NFL.

But if New York limps to the finish line, it wouldn’t be totally surprising if the Jets cut ties with Bowles, who was fiercely criticized after the Jets went 5-11 last season.

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Vance Joseph, Denver Broncos

Season record: 3-8

Career record with team: 3-8

It’d be out of character for Broncos GM John Elway to fire a coach after one season, but it’s been an absolute mess in Denver this season.

The team is 0-7 since their Week 5 bye, and that losing streak includes some truly embarrassing defeats. Which is worst -- a 23-10 setback to the previously winless Giants at home, a 51-23 blowout against the Eagles that was even more of a blowout than the score indicates, or a 41-16 beatdown from the Patriots in Denver?

The once intimidating defense has sagged to allow 25.5 points per game, which ranks 26th in the NFL. The quarterback situation got so bad, the Broncos extended an olive branch to Brock Osweiler and let him start a few games. Joseph only had one year of experience at the coordinator level prior to this season, a one-year stint as the Dolphins' defensive boss. He might be in over his head here.

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Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns

Season record: 0-11

Career record with team: 1-26

Jackson was always going to be given a long leash as the Browns committed to yet another rebuild when they hired him before the 2016 season. But he’s really testing the patience of Cleveland’s brain trust.

The Browns have the worst point differential in the NFL, ranking last in points scored (15.1 PPG) and second to last in points allowed (26.3 PPG). The biggest problem is they haven’t been able to develop any of their quarterbacks, even to a level of mere adequacy -- rookie DeShone Kizer and second-year players Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler have thrown a combined nine touchdowns and 20 interceptions this year.

It’s not like the team’s front office was expecting to compete for the playoffs this season, but it’d be hard to imagine Jackson surviving a winless campaign. If that nightmare scenario comes to fruition, Jackson would have the worst winning percentage among coaches in the Super Bowl era with at least 48 games under their belt.

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Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals

Season record: 5-6

Career record with team: 123-111-3

Will the second-longest tenured coach in the NFL finally see his time in Cincinnati come to an end after this season, his 15th with the organization?

The Bengals rank last in the NFL in yards gained (274.3 YPG) and seem destined to miss the postseason with several tough games still remaining on their schedule. If they do, it’d be the first time since 2006-08 they’ve failed to qualify for the playoffs in consecutive seasons.

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Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Season record: 4-7

Career record with team: 13-14

The Buccaneers were a trendy playoff pick during the preseason. However, an underachieving defense (last in the NFL with 395.5 yards allowed per game) and quarterback (Jameis Winston threw just 10 touchdowns in 8 games before injuring his shoulder) have left Tampa Bay at the bottom of the NFC South.

Koetter was promoted to head coach two years ago after serving as offensive coordinator for predecessor Lovie Smith in 2015 to provide Winston with some continuity. But Winston’s regression in his third NFL season doesn’t speak well to Koetter’s credentials.

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Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts

Season record: 3-8

Career record with team: 52-39

Pagano won the war with former Colts GM Ryan Grigson, whom he battled with for years and was fired by team owner Jim Irsay in January. But Pagano might follow him out the door soon.

Indianapolis’ defense has been the worst in the league by points allowed (27.3 PPG) – not a good look for a team led by a former defensive coordinator -- and the offense is 27th (17.7 PPG) by the same measure.

The Colts have always looked pretty hapless without a healthy Andrew Luck, but at least managed .500 records the last two years. Now, the bottom has fallen out, and Pagano might pay the price for it.

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John Fox, Chicago Bears

Season record: 3-8

Career record with team: 12-31

The Bears are doomed to their third consecutive last-place finish in the AFC North under Fox. Even though the blame can’t be completely laid at his feet -- any coach would have trouble winning with the amount of talent on Chicago’s offense -- the team has a bit of a hopeless aura around it right now.

That shouldn’t be the case with a No. 2 overall draft pick in Mitchell Trubisky under center, but the rookie hasn’t looked like a top-shelf prospect. Chicago might opt to hire a more offensive-minded coach to help groom Trubisky in the next stage of his career.

The team's remaining home games against easy opponents in San Francisco and Cleveland feel like must-wins, and even victories in those matchups might not be enough to save Fox.

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Ben McAdoo, New York Giants

Season record: 2-9

Career record with team: 13-14

McAdoo did just about the only thing that could fire up New York’s fan base during a long-lost season -- bench two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning. Most Giants fans have a love/hate relationship with Manning, but they were all up in arms after McAdoo cast aside Manning for Geno Smith, of all quarterbacks, this week.

That decision only grew the chorus of voices calling for McAdoo's head, which has been present since the team's 0-5 start. The team now plans to split time at quarterback between Smith -- who already ran out of chances with one New York team -- and 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb. At this point, it seems McAdoo will only be retained if Smith or the rookie out of California provides a sustained spark for the offense, which would be shocking given the unit’s total ineptness this season.  

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