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Bill Belichick can tie the NFL record for most losses by a head coach with loss to the Jets
When thinking about Bill Belichick breaking records as a head coach, it's never at the top of the list to consider him breaking a losing record, right? That's where he is in his career, coming into the Patriots' Week 18 game against the Jets on Sunday.
We've heard all about him nearing the all-time wins record that Don Shula has held for many years, but unfortunately, it looks like he will hit a different milestone before that. Because he walks into Sunday's matchup with 164 career losses, he could tie Dan Reeves and Jeff Fisher with the most losses ever by an NFL head coach if, for some reason, the Patriots lose to the awful Jets.
- 1. Dan Reeves: 190-165-2
- Jeff Fisher: 173-165-1
- Bill Belichick: 302-164-0
- Tom Landry: 250-162-6
- Don Shula: 328-156-6
It's surely not a record that any coach would want to be part of, but is there a positive way to spin it, maybe? Did he only total that many losses because he was a head coach for so long?
Regardless of when he may add another loss, his resume is far too impressive to look past because of the losses. It's incredibly rare for anyone to coach as long as he has, never mind accomplishing half of what he has as well.
Hopefully, the Patriots can sweep the Jets again just to stick it to them because it's the Jets, of course. And given his history with the franchise, it would be unfortunate to see a loss to them be the game that has Belichick tie the loss record.