In January, voting will be held on NFL.com to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.
Coughlin and the New York Giants beat the division rival Dallas Cowboys 35-14. The Giants offense controlled the ball for more than 34 minutes and gained 319 total yards, while the Giants defense limited the Cowboys to only 183 total yards. Giants QB Eli Manning threw three touchdowns to three different receivers and RBs Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward each added one touchdown on the ground. The Giants defense forced four turnovers and sacked the Cowboys QBs four times, including 2.5 coming from DE Justin Tuck.
Lewis led the Bengals to their first victory of the year in a 21-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bengals offense totaled 312 yards and controlled the ball for more than 30 minutes. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns and RB Cedric Benson added 104 rushing yards and one touchdown. The Bengals defense sacked Jacksonville QB David Garrard three times and intercepted him once. Bengals CB Jonathan Joseph knocked away a potential game-tying two-point conversion pass attempt to secure the win.
Tomlin led the Steelers to a 23-6 win over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Monday Night Football. After falling 0-2 to NFC East teams this year, Tomlin developed a game plan that stopped that trend and delivered a victory. Tomlin was able to get the win using both starting QB Ben Roethlisberger and backup QB Byron Leftwich, who combined to put up points in each of the final three quarters. The Steelers defense forced two turnovers and totaled seven sacks, shutting out the Redskins in the final three quarters.