With a 27-0 win for the New England Patriots over the Houston Texans, Bill Belichick tied Curly Lambeau for the fourth-most wins in NFL history for a head coach.
Belichick, 64, earned career win No. 226 on Thursday with 190 of those coming during his 17-year tenure as the coach of the Patriots. He previously picked up 36 wins with the Cleveland Browns from 1991-95.
With the win, Belichick now trails only Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), and Tom Landry (250) in career wins, although he’s already the record holder for postseason victories with 23.
It seems unlikely that he’ll come close to pushing for Shula’s record, even if he hasn’t indicated that he’s even thinking about retirement. However, he previously said that he doesn’t plan on coaching that much longer.
"I won't be like Marv Levy and coach in my 70s," Belichick said in 2009. "You don't have to worry about that."
Belichick’s 70th birthday is six years away, but for now he hasn’t slowed his winning ways. The Patriots are on a streak of 13 consecutive seasons with double-digit wins and off to a 3-0 start to the 2016 season, despite Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for DeflateGate.
Fittingly, the win Thursday night was proof of Belichick’s coaching acumen. The Patriots, with a third-string rookie Jacoby Brissett under center, completely dominated the defending AFC South champions, the Houston Texans.
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