Jim Schwartz's job as head coach of the Detroit Lions is in serious doubt after they were eliminated from playoff contention with an overtime loss to the New York Giants in Week 16.

Schwartz was seen apparently yelling at fans that were booing his decision not to go for the win at the end of the fourth quarter.

"I wasn't addressing the crowd, I was just trying to get our team fired up," Schwartz said, via MLive.com. "I think the psyche of the team at that point, we needed to have that spark. We needed to feel like we're going out here and overtime and we're going to go win it. That's the only thing I was doing there."

Media reports indicated that Schwartz would be fired by the Lions if they failed to reach the playoffs.