Another game, another victory and another milestone for one of the NFL’s greatest sideline leaders. Yet another accomplishment for Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
Including postseason contests, he ranks fifth in NFL history in head coaching victories. With Saturday’s 27-20 triumph over the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, Andy Reid raised his win total as a sideline leader to 267. Only better are four Hall of Fame sideline leaders in Don Shula (347), Bill Belichick (329), George Halas (324) and Tom Landry (270).
The Kansas City Chiefs’ current sideline boss is now also just one of three head coaches in league annals to win at least 20 playoff games. Belichick (31) is atop the list, while Reid and is tied with Landry with 20 postseason victories. However, the Super Bowl LIV champion head coach now owns a unique distinction.
Chiefs: Andy Reid in elite company
In 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2012, the crafty offensive mind amassed a 140-102-1 overall record with the franchise. That includes a 10-9 playoff mark. In 10 years with the Chiefs, Reid has been even more impressive. He’s finished with a winning record every year and has reached the postseason nine times. His overall mark in Kansas City is a gaudy 127-52 record with the team, including 10-7 in the playoffs.
With Patrick Mahomes as his starting quarterback, Reid and the Chiefs are 9-3 in the postseason dating back to 2018. Of course, that includes a pair of Super Bowl appearances, a 31-20 win over the 49ers in LIV and a 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers a year later (LV).
Reid and the Chiefs are in the AFC Championship Game for the fifth consecutive year, quite the accomplishment. While on the subject of milestones, it’s also worth noting if Kansas City reaches Super Bowl LVII and wins another Lombardi Trophy, Reid will reach 129 wins with the franchise. That would tie Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram for the most wins in franchise history.