By HCR Staff | Dec. 10, 2019
We have a very unique situation for our top head coaches for Week 14. We have a five-way tie for first place this week. Each coach won their respective games in big ways contextually.
To start it off, Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers finally didn’t leave the game up to the last possession. They absolutely obliterated an uninspired Jacksonville Jaguars team. The scoreboard and stat sheet speak for the coaching staff’s game plan and players’ execution, but the focus to take care of business against a flat team is a testament to the head coach.
John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens are flying high and they are now officially in the playoffs. Harbaugh’s done a very good job throughout the season and Sunday was no different. Despite the offense struggling against the Buffalo Bills defense at home, the Ravens still went home with a win against a good Bills team.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan won a classic in New Orleans against the Saints. It was a crucial game for the 49ers because it could have serious seeding implications. In a game like this both teams deserved to win. Sean Payton did very well, but Shanahan just did a little better.
Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams also won a game with significant playoff seeding implications. Coming off their big win last week, the Rams looked like their old selves again against the Seattle Seahawks. The offense moved the ball and the defense successfully slowed quarterback Russell Wilson down. The Rams kept their playoff hopes alive while keeping the Seahawks away from the number one seed.
The last coach in our five-way tie is Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. Fangio hasn’t gotten much positive spotlight in his first season as head coach, but after taking his 5-7 team down to Houston and beating a Texans team off a win against the New England Patriots, Fangio deserves a share of the spotlight.
Here are HCR’s Top 10 head coaches for Week 14:
T1. Anthony Lynn-8.4
T1. John Harbaugh–8.4
T1. Kyle Shanahan–8.4
T1. Sean McVay–8.4
T1. Vic Fangio–8.4
T6. Matt Nagy–8.2
T6. Mike Vrabel–8.2
8. Sean Payton–8.0
T9. Bruce Arians–7.6
T9. Dan Quinn–7.6
T9. Mike Tomlin–7.6