Bill Belichick Earns 300th Career Win After Patriots Beat Browns, Gets Game Ball [VIDEO]
The flawless 8-0 New England Patriots seemed to earn another routine win on Sunday, but there was a little more to celebrate this time around. A 17-point first quarter was all the Pats needed to defeat the Cleveland Browns, who sustained 27-13 loss.
The Pats’ win marked the 300th career win for head coach Bill Belichick. He is now only the third coach in league history to accomplish this feat — George Halas and Don Shula are the others to do so.
Halas accrued 324 victories while coaching the Chicago Bears for 40 seasons starting in the 1920s and won six league titles along the way.
Shula beat Halas’ record with 347 wins while coaching the Miami Dolphins from 1970 to 1995, including two Super Bowl victories in 1972 and 1973. The 1972 victory was the only time a team has gone perfect throughout the regular season and the postseason, as the Dolphins went 17-0-0 that year.
“It’s pretty amazing, pretty amazing. 300 wins is pretty spectacular. He’s the best coach of all time and it’s a privilege to play for him,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told reporters during Sunday’s post-game conference.
— NFL (@NFL) October 27, 2019
Robert Kraft presents Bill Belichick with the game ball after his 300th win. pic.twitter.com/Wy3h9geOGo
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It’s another mark on a legendary coaching career for Belichick, though if you asked him, he would probably just say “we’re on to Baltimore.” The season is halfway through, but you won’t catch the Patriots looking too far ahead or focusing on personal accomplishments.
Interestingly enough, Belichick’s first career win was as the Browns’ coach against the Patriots on Sept. 8, 1991.