NFL Hot Reads

A look at NFL coaches on the hot seat

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Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s future remains in limbo, but he’s not alone when it comes to NFL job insecurity. In fact, nearly a third of the NFL's coaches are on the hot seat entering the final two weeks of the season.

Here’s a look:

Rex Ryan, Jets: First-year general manager John Idzik is keeping his thoughts to himself, but recent history hasn't been kind to incumbent coaches working...

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Josh Freeman's fall from grace

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The Minnesota Vikings figured they could get something out of former Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, and signed him for the remainder of the 2013 after Tampa released the former first-round pick.

But after working with Freeman for nearly a month and seeing him perform miserably in his one and only start against the Giants two weeks ago, Minnesota is sticking with embattled starter Christian...

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A quarterback mess in Minny

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Christian Ponder #7

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So the Vikings have consistently claimed that Christian Ponder is their quarterback, and that's all there is to it. 

So much for that claim.

While the Vikings spent plenty of energy in the off-season shooting down the idea that Ponder's tenure was threatened by Matt Cassel, who was signed as a free agent, the team has finally dropped all pretense now that they've signed form Bucs...

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The legend of Adrian Peterson grows

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, looking to become the first NFL running back to gain 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has 12 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, the most in league history. He scored on a 60-yarder in last week’s win over the Steelers.

"I was just being patient and letting the holes open up for me," Peterson said about his latest 60-yard touchdown run....

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NFL quick hits

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- Since coming to the Bears in 2009, Jay Cutler has owned the Lions. He’s 7-1, has completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,802 yards, 12 touchdowns and only one interception. The Bears are at Detroit on Sunday.

- Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who had a solid year with the Giants last year, is off to a terrific start so far with three touchdowns in his first three games.

- Going...

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Will Adrian Peterson join 2,000-yard club again?

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Adrian Peterson is hoping to become the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons, but he has plenty of catching up to do if he wants to get there. Peterson has 281 yards through three games, and will need to average 132.2 yards per game to reach 2,000.

Meanwhile, LeSean McCoy of the Eagles is not only on pace to reach 2,000 yards, but he’s on track to set the...

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