This year the New England Patriots gave their fans a 12-4 record. Tom Brady once again led the offense, doing more with less than in perhaps any year he has been at the helm in New England. Some of that credit goes to head coach Bill Belichick, who once again proved he is one of the best coaches in the league.
Belichick moved past Hall of Famer Chuck Noll into fifth place all-time in NFL wins with the Patriots 30- 27 victory against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 13, 2013. Belichick now stands at 218 wins. Noll has 209 career wins and Curly Lambeau is in fourth place with 229 career wins.
In 2013, Belichick went 1-1 in the playoffs and now has a total of 19 postseason victories. He needs only one more postseason victory to break a tie with Don Shula for second place behind Tom Landry (20) for the most postseason wins by a head coach.
Belichick has led the Patriots to 13 consecutive winning records from 2001-13. This year’s 12-4 record moved Belichick within one year of Curly Lambeau and his 14 consecutive year with a winning records from 1934-47. Tom Landry is the record holder with 20 consecutive winning seasons set from 1966-85.