Mike McCarthy, Doug Pederson have a chance to make history

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Every coach who has ever won a Super Bowl is keenly aware that no coach has won a Super Bowl with two different teams. This year, two of the eight remaining coaches have a chance to become the first to do it.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, who won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers, and Jaguars coach Doug Pederson, who won Super Bowl LVII with the Eagles, take their teams into divisional-round games this weekend.

While it’s unlikely that either the Cowboys or Jaguars will win the Super Bowl this year, until both teams are eliminated, McCarthy and Pederson have a chance to do that which has never been done, in 56 years of Super Bowls.

First, they have to win this weekend. If either does, he’ll be only two wins away from being the only coach to ever win a Super Bowl with two different teams.

Maybe they’ll both make it. If so, it would be a rematch of one of the more memorable games of the 2022 regular season — an overtime victory by Jacksonville, which happened after the Jaguars wiped out a 27-10 deficit.

16 responses to “Mike McCarthy, Doug Pederson have a chance to make history

  1. Wait, are you saying someone other than the Chiefs and Bills have a chance to win it all??? No way lol

  2. Can you imagine if McCarthy becomes the worst coach to win the SB with 2 different teams? He is a buffoon. Would show that NFL HC is a job anyone could do.

  3. McCarthy is everyone’s favorite punching bag but his record speaks for itself. Everything you can say about McCarthy, positive or negative, you can say about Sean Payton. Payton had a HOF QB and he also had plenty of years he didn’t make the playoffs but to the masses he is genius. People need to think for themselves instead of just being a bunch of parrots.

    Both these teams have a better than fair chance to move on. Underdogs in the divisional rounds, especially playing the 1 seed win the game almost 40% of the time and cover the spread near 70%.

  4. The chances of McCarthy and me winning another Super Bowl are the same. Zero. We will always be One Ring Blunders.

  5. And both of their teams promptly lose this weekend.
    No jinx or anything like that, they’re just not that good.

  6. Note that Don Shula won NFL titles with two different teams (Colts, Dolphins). Weeb Ewbank won NFL titles with the Colts and a Super Bowl with the Jets.

  7. I have no problems with either of those coaches, but its a pipe dream to think either will win the SB.

  8. Good luck to both teams and coaches, especially McCarthy since he was unceremoniously let go from his last coaching job. Dallas is a good team but they will need to step up their game substantially if they want to win the Super Bowl. As for the Jaguars, they could turn out to be the dark horse teams in their conference will have to reckon with.

  9. Bud Grant won the Grey Cup four times and the NFL Championship once. The 1969 NFL Championship Game was the 37th and final championship game prior to the AFL-NFL merger. Does that count?

  10. McCarthy is everyone’s favorite punching bag but his record speaks for itself.
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    Yep. Marty Ball II, fittingly, one of his mentors.

    One huge choke after another. Set your watch to it in January.

    Nearly lost his Super Bowl after being up 18 at the half.

  11. Mr. Pragmatic says:
    January 19, 2023 at 12:24 pm
    Good luck to both teams and coaches, especially McCarthy since he was unceremoniously let go from his last coaching job.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    He worked his way out of that job by playing not to lose too often, like all the time. You’ll see.

  12. stellarperformance says:
    January 19, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    He worked his way out of that job by playing not to lose too often, like all the time. You’ll see.

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    McCarthy is an average coach but it’s tough coaching a QB like Rodgers who is known to change play calls at the line of scrimmage. So he can’t be blamed completely.

    Besides, it’s going to be tough winning an away game, especially against a solid Niners team, but who knows. Stranger things have happened. Either way it should be a great game.

  13. If Cowboys win the Super Bowl or even the NFC Championship, it’ll be fun to observe all the McCarthy bashers for 2023 season and maybe beyond – that goes for Dak bashers also.

  14. If Cowboys win the Super Bowl or even the NFC Championship, it’ll be fun to observe all the McCarthy bashers for 2023 season and maybe beyond
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    Go count all the times he got boatraced in the Playoffs. Just absolute blowouts.

    Or watch the 2014 NFC Title Game. Worst meltdown in history. Double-digit lead under 4:00 to go.

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