After weathering the storm against the Cleveland Browns 27-13 the New England Patriots are 8-0. Despite question-marks surrounding the offensive line, receiving core (both WR and TE) and running game the Pats are undefeated halfway through the regular season. A majority of the credit can go to the greatest QB of all-time at 42 years old doing what he needs to do (11 TD 4INT) with this potentially all-time great defense behind him. In the rare chance you get into the red-zone against the Patriots, you still likely aren't scoring.
With the win coach Bill Belichick becomes the 3rd coach in NFL history to amass 300 victories.
At only 67 years old and 48 wins behind Don Shula for the all-time lead, the question isn't will Bill Belichick become the all-time leader?....it's when will he?
Worst case scenario, including the playoffs this Patriots team will win 4 more games. They could theoretically win as many 11. I still don't think 19-0 is happening...But I mean 17-2 could? Either way...at this pace there's a chance Brady could be the QB for win 348; especially if he plays until 45 like he's said he wants to.
In a year celebrating the 100 year history of the NFL, as the biggest history buff in the NFL it's fitting this is the season Belichick joins this elite club. Only Don Shula (347) and George Halas (324) have more wins.
Here's the GOAT on #300
Holy full circle. First coaching win was as Browns head coach against the Patriots. 300th win he's coaching the Patriots against the Browns. I really hope he gave a speech to those guys after the video ends.
I fucked up the numbers. Something I rarely do!! Shula has 348 wins not 328. I had the number without postseason wins. Fixed the numbers but left basically everything else. That makes my claim of Belichick definitely surpassing him a little less likely. If I was a betting man (I just so happen to be one) I'd still say he eventually breaks the record.