Is this the year the Giants fire Tom Coughlin?

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have one game left to play, but Tom Coughlin's team is already guaranteed its third consecutive losing season. For the last couple of seasons, rumors about Coughlin losing his job have circulated. This year, they started later than usual, thanks to a subpar NFC East that had the Giants in playoff contention heading into Week 16.

Then Washington's division-clinching win over the Philadelphia Eagles eliminated the Giants from the postseason, and after a crushing defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football, the talk has started again. Coughlin's ousting at the end of this season now seems "inevitable," according to the New York Daily News.

While it's not a concrete report that Coughlin will soon be shown the door, it does say that co-owner John Mara went into Sunday night's game unsure about whether he would fire the head coach, and that the 49-17 blowout loss might signal Coughlin's luck running out. Of course, that all hinges on him not retiring first, as it has long been expected.

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