Patriots coach Bill Belichick is seven wins away from an important milestone. With 193 total wins, he will become only the eighth coach to have 200 or more for a career.
Before that happens, he has get into eighth place on the all-time victory list. Sunday’s win over the Titans pulled Belichick into a tie with Chuck Knox, who won 193 games with the Rams, Bills, and Seahawks. Belichick’s next win will give him the No. 8 spot.
With one more victory beyond 200, Belichick will tie Dan Reeves with 201 wins. Next on the list is Marty Schottenheimer, with 205. (And, no, UFL wins don’t count.)
By next year, Belichick will be in position to catch legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll, who won 209 games. After that, the gaps get bigger; Curly Lambeau has 229, Tom Landry won 270, George Halas had 324, and Don Shula won 347 times.
Belichick, now 60, could conceivably catch Shula. But it would be a little easier if quarterback Tom Brady would play another 10 or 12 years.