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Week In Sports: Patriots Earn 1st Round Bye, 8 NFL Coaches Fired09:28
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs from Buffalo Bills defenders Corey Thompson, left, Lorenzo Alexander and Micah Hyde, right, on his way to a touchdown after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (Elise Amendola/AP)
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs from Buffalo Bills defenders Corey Thompson, left, Lorenzo Alexander and Micah Hyde, right, on his way to a touchdown after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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The NFL regular season officially ended on Sunday night, which meant that on Monday, a number of teams looking for a change in leadership fired their head coach.

This year, of the eight head coaches who have been fired, five were African-American. The NFL has a complicated history around diversity in top leadership positions, and has instituted rules specifically aimed at increasing opportunities for minority candidates. We'll discuss what Monday's developments mean for the league as a whole.

Also, we'll check in on the Pats' playoff chances as we look forward to Wild Card Weekend, which kicks off on Saturday.

Guest

Ben Volin, NFL reporter for the Boston Globe. He tweets @benvolin.

This segment aired on January 2, 2019.

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