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Moving On Up: Head Coach Bill Belichick

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made history last night during the prime-time matchup against the Houston Texans. His team defeated the Texans 27-0, giving Belichick his 226th regular season victory as a head coach. In doing so, he became the fourth coach in NFL history to reach 226 wins. He is now tied with Hall of Fame head coach Curly Lambeau for fourth place all-time in regular-season victories.

Belichick is part of an impressive list. The top 10 regular season victory list includes seven Hall of Fame coaches. Belichick is the only active coach on that list. Only Don Shula, George Halas and Tom Landry have more wins.

Most Regular Season Wins

*Indicates Hall of Famers

  1. *Don Shula – 328
  2. *George Halas – 318
  3. *Tom Landry – 250
  4. Bill Belichick – 226
  5. *Curley Lambeau – 226
  6. Marty Schotteaheimer – 200
  7. *Chuck Noll – 193
  8. *Dan Reeves – 190
  9. Chuck Knox – 186
  10. *Bill Parcells - 172

Out of all the coaches to reach 226 victories, Shula did so the fastest in 314 games. It took Halas 335 games, Belichick 339 games, Landry 359 games and Lambeau 379 games.

Shula won his 226th game during the 1984 season (12-9-1984) when the Miami Dolphins defeated the Indianapolis Colts 35-17.

Halas won his 226th game during the 1953 season (11-15-1953) when the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 27-24.


Landry won his 226th game during the 1985 season (09-29-1985) when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Houston Oilers 17-10.

Lambeau won his 226th game during the 1953 season (12-06-1953) when the Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 10-0.

Belichick has an advantage with his record, playing in a 16-game regular season. The other coaches played in a 14 or less regular-game season at some point in their career.

Belichick has only coached one Hall of Famer, Junior Seau (Class of 2015), many of his players will be eligible in the future, including players like Tom Brady and Randy Moss. Ty Law, who played for Belichick, has been eligible and has made the semifinalist list the past two years and has a good chance to make the cut-down this year.

Here are the Hall of Fame coaches who have coached Hall of Fame players throughout their tenure.

George Halas 

 

DOUG ATKINS

GEORGE BLANDA

DICK BUTKUS

GEORGE CONNOR

MIKE DITKA

JOHN “PADDY” DRISCOLL

DAN FORTMANN

BILL GEORGE

HAROLD “RED” GRANGE

ED HEALEY

BILL HEWITT

STAN JONES

SID LUCKMAN

LINK LYMAN

GEORGE McAFEE

GEORGE MUSSO

BRONKO NAGURSKI

WALTER PAYTON

GALE SAYERS

JOE STYDAHAR

GEORGE TRAFTON

CLYDE “BULLDOG” TURNER

Guy Chamberlin

Jimmy Conzelman

Walt Kiesling

Bobby Layne

 

PAUL BROWN

 

JIM BROWN

PAUL BROWN

LEN FORD

FRANK GATSKI

OTTO GRAHAM

LOU GROZA

GENE HICKERSON

LEROY KELLY

DANTE LAVELLI

MIKE McCORMACK

BOBBY MITCHELL

MARION MOTLEY

 

MARION MOTLEY

 

BILL WILLIS

Doug Atkins

Willie Davis

Len Dawson

Henry Jordan

 

Weeb Ewbank

Raymond Berry

 

Art Donovan

 

Gino Marchetti

 

Lenny Moore

 

Jim Parker

 

 

Johnny Unitas

 

Joe Perry

 

 

Don Maynard

 

John Riggins

 

Joe Namath

 

         

 

Joe Gibbs

 
   

Darrell Green

 

Russ Grimm

 

Art Monk

 

John Riggins

 

Sid Gillman

 
   

TomFears

 

Elroy Hirsch

Ollie Matson

LesRichter

 

Norm Van Brocklin

Andy Robustelli

 

 

Bud Grant

 
   

Carl Eller

 

Paul Krause

AlanPage

 

Fran Takenton

Mick Tingelhoff

Ron Yary

 

Dave Casper

JimLanger

 

Jan Stenedrud

 

Curley Lambeau

   

Tony Canadeo

Arnie Herber

Clark Hinkle

Cal Hubbard

Don Hutson

John McNally

Mike Michalske

Walt Kiesling

Bill Dudley

 

 

Tom Landry

   

Tony Dorsett

Bob Hayes

 

Bob Lilly

 

Mel Renfro

 

Roger Staubach

Randy White

Rayfield Wright

Herb Adderley

Lance Alworth

Mike Ditka

 

Forrest Gregg

Tommy McDonald

Jackie Smith

 

Marv Levy

 
   

Jan Stenerud

Emmitt Thomas

Jim Kelly

 

AndreReed

 

Bruce Smith

Thurman Thomas

James Lofton

 

Vince Lombardi

 

Herb Adderley

Willie Davis

Forrest Gregg

Paul Hornung

Henry Jordan

Ray Nitschke

Jim Ringo

Dave Robinson

Bart Starr

Jim Taylor

Willie Wood

Emlen Tunnell

Charley Taylor

Sonny Jurgenen

Sam Huff

Ken Houston

Chris Hanburger

 

George Allen

   

Charley Taylor

Sonny Jurgenen

Sam Huff

 

Ken Houston

Chris Hanburger

John Riggins

Deacon Jones

Dave Robinson

Tom Mack

 

Bob Brown

 

Bill George

 

Tommy McDonald

 

John Madden

 

Fred Biletnikoff

George Blanda

Willie Brown

Dave Casper

Ray Guy

Ted Hendricks

Jim Otto

Art Shell

Ken Stabler

Gene Upshaw

Bob Brown

Ron Mix

 

Chuck Noll

 
   

Mel Blount

 

Terry Bradshaw

Dermontti Dawson

Joe Greene

 

Jack Ham

 

Franco Harris

Jack Lambert

John Stallworth

Lynn Swann

Mike Webster

Rod Woodson

 

Steve Owen

   

Red Badgro

 

Roosevelt Brown

Benny Friedman

Frank Gifford

Mel Hein

 

Tuffy Leemans

Ken Strong

 

Emlen Tunnell

Arnie Weinmeister

Ray Flaherty

Arnie Herber

Cal Hubbard

 

Greasy Neale

   

Chuck Bednarik

Pete Pihos

 

Steve Van Buren

Alex Wojciechowicz

 

Bill Parcells

 
   

Harry Carson

Lawrence Taylor

Curtis Martin

 

Don Shula

 

Nick Buoniconti

Larry Csonka

Bob Griese

Jim Langer

Larry Little

Dan Marino

Dwight Stephenson

Paul Warfield

Ted Hendricks

John Mackey

Gino Marchetti

Lenny Moore

Jim Parker

Johnny Unitas

 

Hank Stram

   

Bobby Bell

 

Buck Buchanan

Curley Culp

 

Len Dawson

Willie Lanier

Jan Stenerud

Emmitt Thomas

 

Bill Walsh

 
   

Fred Dean

 

Charles Haley

 

Ronnie Lott

 

Joe Montana

 

Jerry Rice

 

Steve Young

 

O.J. Simpson

 

Will Bill Belichick be a first-ballot Hall of Fame

Will Bill Belichick be a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

Yes

92.86%
Yes

No

7.14%
No
Which coach is the greatest of all time?

Which coach is the greatest of all time?

Don Shula

50.00%
Don Shula

George Halas

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George Halas

Tom Landry

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Tom Landry

Bill Belichick

50.00%
Bill Belichick

Curley Lambeau

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Curley Lambeau