Bill Belichick to coach 40th postseason game, Andy Reid his 25th

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Bill Belichick will add to his long list of accomplishments on Sunday by becoming the first coach in NFL history to coach in 40 postseason games.

When the Patriots take the field against the Chargers, it will be Belichick’s 40th in the postseason (38 with the Patriots and two with the Browns). In second place are Don Shula and Tom Landry, with 36 each. Belichick also has the record for postseason wins, with 28. Landry is second with 20 and Shula is third with 19.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who will coach his 25th postseason game when the Colts come to Kansas City, will move into sole possession of No. 4 on the career playoff games list. He’s currently tied with Chuck Noll, Mike Holmgren and Joe Gibbs at 24 each. Reid has a career postseason record of 11-13.

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn will be coaching in just his second playoff game today. It will be the biggest difference in playoff games (40-2) and playoff wins (28-1) between two playoff coaches in NFL history.

46 responses to “Bill Belichick to coach 40th postseason game, Andy Reid his 25th

  1. Belichick is good but his division has barely been competitive, with an outlier year here & there. I’m going to use 2001 as a metric as that’s when Reid & Belichick had winning seasons as HCs simultaneously, though going to have to do a transition since Reid switched teams.

    Overall for the AFC East; since 2001 the Bills have had a 3 winning seasons with 1 playoff appearance (went .500 twice) times, Jets 8 with 5 playoff appearances (went .500 three times), Dolphins 6 with 3 playoff appearances(went .500 twice).

    If we go from 2001-2012 (Reid fired) for AFC East, the Bills go down to 1 winning seasons and zero playoffs (.500 once), Jets 7 with 5 playoff appearances (went .500 twice), and Dolphins 5 with 2 playoff appearances.

    From 2001 – 2012; the Giants had 7 winning seasons with 6 playoff appearances and 2 superbowl wins (went .500 twice), Redskins 4 winning seasons with 1 playoff appearance (.500 once), Cowboys 6 winning seasons with 4 playoff appearances (.500 twice).

    If then add 2013 – 2018 (this season) for AFC West; Raiders 1 winning seaons with a playoff appearance, Chargers 4 winning seasons with two playoff appearances, Broncos 4 winning seasons with two playoff appearances, a superbowl win.

    I’m not taking anything away from Belichick as he’s a good coach and has had a hell of a run, but objectively between the two of them, Andy Reid has faced more competition in division. In 18 winning years with the Patriots, the AFC combined has 17 winning seasons. In the same time span, Reid’s opponents have 24 winning seasons.

    Belichick is good but the AFC East is not a good division at all.

  2. I would really like to see Andy Reid win one — just to shut the nay-sayers up. The people who downplay his relevance by saying he ‘can’t win a big game’. I am not a Chiefs fan. I’m somewhat indifferent to the Chiefs because I’m an NFC fan, but, I’m a fan of an NFC team where Andy coached.

    So, while I’m not much interested in any of the teams left in the playoffs, Andy is about the last connection I have to a “rooting interest” — let’s just say, that it would be nice if Andy could get one this year.

  3. Bill has a great record, but he’s only successful with Brady. 51-65 without Brady and yes, that’s including Cassell’s year.

  4. Yeah one guy has coached the most pathetically uncompetitive division in the history of football, the other guy is Andy don’t let me pick plays if u want to win this weekend Reid.>>

  5. Nobody even close to him as far as running an organization, preparing and getting the most out of his teams, and game planning. This year I think he gave up to much (Amendola, Cooks, Lewis,) because he didn’t want to pay. Eventually that’s gotta hurt and it’s showing this year.

  6. You aren’t gonna be name coach of the year when you have his track record of bending the rules the way he has…..

    When coaches leave the patriots they have ZERO success, name anyone that left the patriots and co to used to be the player they were in New England or made an impact on their new team.

    Average players (other than Brady) with a coach that addd a “twist”

    Yea yea yea we know “everybody cheats” but New England just got caught….stop defending the obvious of what they did

  7. Belichick >>>>>> Shula. No wonder Shula is salty. Shula is a cheater too so honestly he doesn’t belong in the same sentence as the GOAT Bill Belichick.

    🙂

  8. coach of the year for the past 15 seasons has an implication that it “besides Bill”.

    Everyone knows he is SO much better than the other 31 they just dont mention it becase their ego’s cant handle it.

    If coach of the year = COY; just refer to it as “COYBB”

  9. eaglephan says:
    January 12, 2019 at 8:27 am
    Yeah one guy has coached the most pathetically uncompetitive division in the history of football, the other guy is Andy don’t let me pick plays if u want to win this weekend Reid.>

    And what’s his record outside the division?

    And didn’t the Eagles win the SB last season playing in one of the worst division in the league last season? yes.

  10. absolutevisuals says:
    January 12, 2019 at 6:17 am
    Belichick is good but his division has barely been competitive,

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    Oh man, how many times have we heard that before. I am assuming you don’t read other articles on the Pats win percentage outside the division. Let me tell you it is better than what it is within the division. In division wins alone don’t lead to SB wins. All those divisional games are not always played against AFCE team. Go check the other stats before you comment

  11. The AFC east division argument against Belichick and Brady doesn’t apply when you’re actually playing in the play offs. Winning the division gets the team to the playoffs but then how do you explain Belichick and Brady’s continued success against non-AFC East teams? The patriots are the greatest dynasty of this century. No one can deny that. Just deal with it.

  12. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 12, 2019 at 8:57 am
    Belichick >>>>>> Shula. No wonder Shula is salty. Shula is a cheater too so honestly he doesn’t belong in the same sentence as the GOAT Bill Belichick
    +++++++++++++++++
    “cheater too”

    So you admit Belichick is a cheater?

  13. absolutevisuals says:
    January 12, 2019 at 6:17 am
    Belichick is good but his division has barely been competitive, with an outlier year here & there. I’m going to use 2001 as a metric as that’s when Reid & Belichick had winning seasons as HCs simultaneously, though going to have to do a transition since Reid switched teams.

    Overall for the AFC East; since 2001 the Bills have had a 3 winning seasons with 1 playoff appearance (went .500 twice) times, Jets 8 with 5 playoff appearances (went .500 three times), Dolphins 6 with 3 playoff appearances(went .500 twice).

    If we go from 2001-2012 (Reid fired) for AFC East, the Bills go down to 1 winning seasons and zero playoffs (.500 once), Jets 7 with 5 playoff appearances (went .500 twice), and Dolphins 5 with 2 playoff appearances.

    From 2001 – 2012; the Giants had 7 winning seasons with 6 playoff appearances and 2 superbowl wins (went .500 twice), Redskins 4 winning seasons with 1 playoff appearance (.500 once), Cowboys 6 winning seasons with 4 playoff appearances (.500 twice).

    If then add 2013 – 2018 (this season) for AFC West; Raiders 1 winning seaons with a playoff appearance, Chargers 4 winning seasons with two playoff appearances, Broncos 4 winning seasons with two playoff appearances, a superbowl win.

    I’m not taking anything away from Belichick as he’s a good coach and has had a hell of a run, but objectively between the two of them, Andy Reid has faced more competition in division. In 18 winning years with the Patriots, the AFC combined has 17 winning seasons. In the same time span, Reid’s opponents have 24 winning seasons.

    Belichick is good but the AFC East is not a good division at all.

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    “There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.” 
    ― Benjamin Disraeli

  14. Wow. Really can’t stand all of these folks that say BB wins because hos division is crap. Could they be crap because of him. He plays a first place schedule. Consistently beats whomever is one the other side. AFC East teams keep drafting to beat them, not build a better team. I saw that this year when my Jags drafted to beat them, not be better. Why else would they have drafted a d lineman instead of offense help. Coughlin knows how to beat him with d line. It really is disingenuous to say he is good because of who he plays. That same thing can be said about everyone. I Peyton any good since his division sucked for so many years. Is Clemson really that good because they win 3 big games a year. BB has won in the salary cap era. I got to respect that. Any non delusional person can see he is that good, and saying otherwise is only justified if you are don’t know anything about football or you just want to make everyone know you are just plain jealous of his success. I wish my team had him firbthe past 10 years.

  15. I love these idiots who talk about Belichick’s “record without Brady”. He took over a dreg Browns team and turned them into a playoff team. Modell moved the team to Baltimore the following season and that was that. Went to New England, cleaned out half the roster in his first season and then had winning seasons 18 years in a row. Def coordinator on 2 Giants SB teams. Parcells went 21-27 his 1st 3 years in NE. Brought in Belichick to be his D coordinator? They go to the Super Bowl holding 2 teams to 9 points in the postseason. The guy is a GREAT football coach. Period.

  16. Bill Belichick’s QB’s he took to Playoffs – Vinny Testaverde (1 year), Tom Brady

    Andy Reid’s QB’s he took to Playoffs – Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Michael Vick, Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes

  17. They can’t rename the Lombardi Trophy, so the will come up with the Belichick Trophy that will go to the coach of the year.

  18. “When coaches leave the patriots they have ZERO success, name anyone that left the patriots and co to used to be the player they were in New England or made an impact on their new team.”

    I believe that BB’s focus is coaching teams to win Super Bowls, not coaching coaches to succeed when they leave.

  19. Dennis Carson says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:05 am
    Bill Belichick’s QB’s he took to Playoffs – Vinny Testaverde (1 year), Tom Brady

    Andy Reid’s QB’s he took to Playoffs – Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Michael Vick, Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes
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    Andy Reid is a fine Head Coach, maybe somewhere in place #2 – #5 of his era. Still…

    Bill Belichick Super Bowl Rings as Head Coach: 5
    Andy Reid Super Bowl Rings as Head Coach: 0

    Bill Belichick Super Bowl Games as Head Coach: 8
    Andy Reid Super Bowl Games as Head Coach: 1

    Place #1 of this era, or any era, is already settled by Bill Belichick, the Greatest NFL Head Coach of All-Time, no matter the outcome of any games this weekend, or in the future.

  20. One metric of Belichick’s that’s not often mentioned is the number of sad-sack haters that can’t face the fact that he’s the most successful head coach ever in the NFL.
    Just like Brady, you must be doing something right to draw that much crying from fans of other teams.

  21. And Belichick has done it playing the toughest schedule in the league over that long period. Has to beat every division champ each year. AND had to do it picking last in the draft every year. GOAT GOAT GOAT.

  22. henry53 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:52 am
    One metric of Belichick’s that’s not often mentioned is the number of sad-sack haters that can’t face the fact that he’s the most successful head coach ever in the NFL.
    Just like Brady, you must be doing something right to draw that much crying from fans of other teams
    +++++++++++++
    I must of been out of the loop when he past Shula for most wins as a head coach. When did this happen?

  23. Belichick is a good coach don’t get me wrong. He’s just a better cheater than coach. This is why his assistants learn nothing about coaching and fail when they leave. I’ve got facts on my side.

  24. The argument about the Pats’s ‘weak’ division is overblown. It looks bad in part because NE dominated it, but the Pats win at the same clip against the rest of the league. How did the NFC West look during Montana’s run? Or the AFC central during Bradshaw’s? Bad. That’s how it works.

  25. Bill Belichick Super Bowl Rings as Head Coach: 5
    Andy Reid Super Bowl Rings as Head Coach: 0

    Bill Belichick Super Bowl Games as Head Coach: 8
    Andy Reid Super Bowl Games as Head Coach: 1
    ++++++++++
    Cheating scandals
    Belichick…..numerous
    Reid….0

  26. I wonder how many playoff games BB has been a part of overall. He was in quite a few as an assistant coach as well. Three with New England, two with the Jets, probably a dozen or so with the Giants.

  27. I’m not taking anything away from Belichick as he’s a good coach and has had a hell of a run, but objectively between the two of them, Andy Reid has faced more competition in division. In 18 winning years with the Patriots, the AFC combined has 17 winning seasons. In the same time span, Reid’s opponents have 24 winning seasons.
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    The issue is not divisional competition. It’s more about Reid’s lack of success once in the playoffs. If both are in the playoffs, how do divisional opponents matter? BTW, Reid’s poor clock management skills are legendary in and outside the division.

  28. Dennis Carson says:
    January 12, 2019 at 10:05 am
    Bill Belichick’s QB’s he took to Playoffs – Vinny Testaverde (1 year), Tom Brady

    Andy Reid’s QB’s he took to Playoffs – Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Michael Vick, Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes

    Yes, he brought each of them there to lose. Reid is a second tier coach. Event if he wins this year he’s still a second tier coach. I know many are hoping for him to win so they can finally heap praise upon him.

  29. vaphinfan says:
    January 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    ++++++++++
    Cheating scandals
    Reid….0
    —————————————–
    Then why was Reid fined for tampering with Jeremy Maclin, and why did the Chiefs organization lose multiple draft picks due to Reid tampering with Jeremy Maclin?

  30. Coach of the year is usually awarded to a guy with a team we don’t expect to win, that outstripped expectations. And while that’s a flawed rule of thumb for doling out that award, everybody knows that’s how it goes.

    But BB contingent wants it both ways: they want everyone to acknowledge his dominance, and pick him to win it all every year, but they also want him to be COTY.

  31. Shula is a fraud and a cheat.

    Belichick is GOAT.

    Laughable that the ignorant would even think of mentioning the two in the same sentence.

  32. But BB contingent wants it both ways: they want everyone to acknowledge his dominance, and pick him to win it all every year, but they also want him to be COTY.
    ——
    How many Super Bowls do the Patriots have without Belichick?

    Actually- how many would they have without him? I suspect the answer is the same.

  33. collinsj2015 says:
    January 12, 2019 at 11:50 am
    The argument about the Pats’s ‘weak’ division is overblown. It looks bad in part because NE dominated it, but the Pats win at the same clip against the rest of the league. How did the NFC West look during Montana’s run? Or the AFC central during Bradshaw’s? Bad. That’s how it works.

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    The Patriots are 5-2 this year against winning teams and 4-0 against playoff teams.

    That renders any weak division argument null and void. They got the bye because they were at their best vs some of the best teams in the league.

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