Matt Patricia may not be slam dunk as next head coach

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Over the past decade, the Giants have won another two champions as their defense did the unthinkable: Stop future Hall of Famer and Patriots legend Tom Brady twice while allowing just 31 combined points to the high-powered New England offense in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.

Patricia, 43, interviewed with the Giants on Friday after team representatives traveled to Foxborough to interview he and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

According to the NY Daily News, "all signs point to" the Giants naming Patricia as their next head coach once the Patriots' playoff run comes to an end.

It was assumed Patricia was destined for the Lions, but in recent days reports started to come out that Patricia preferred the Giants job. He joined the Patriots in 2004 as offensive assistant.

Patricia has worked wonders in the Patriots defense. Despite a rocky start where the unit was ranked 31st in points allowed after four weeks, the Patriots led the National Football League in fewest points allowed from Week 5 to 17.

Matt Patricia is one of the hottest names in the head coaching market.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, 52, was also reported as a candidate for the Giants' head coaching job following an interview on Saturday.

Among his playing experience in the trenches and success improving the Pats' defense, the coordinator also has a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from R.P.I. and a master's in education, which the Daily News believes is enough to fit the franchise's needs.

"The Giants are conducting their sixth and final interview with former Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday, but the feeling is Patricia and the Giants may have found themselves a flawless match, " the Daily News's Pat Leonard wrote. The Bears hired Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

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