Bill Belichick About to Surpass Tom Landry for NFL Milestone

by | Jan 12, 2018 | Articles, The League, The Team

Tom Landry is about to lose his share of top-billing in the NFL Playoff Record Books.

When the Patriots host the Titans on Saturday night in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs, New England head coach Bill Belichick will surpass Landry and Colts/Dolphins great Don Shula for the most postseason games as a head coach in the NFL.

Scott Boehm via AP

Belichick tied Landry & Shula last year with 36 postseason games. Saturday night Belichick will take sole possession of the record with 37 playoff tilts.

When it comes to total playoff wins, Belichick has already eclipsed Landry & Shula.

Here’s a look at the “Top 7 List for Most Postseason Games as an NFL Head Coach”, along with their playoff records:

Note: there’s a 3-way tie for 1st place (36 games) and 4-way tie for second place (24 games). 

Bill Belichick (Browns/Patriots): 36 games, 26-10 record (.722 winning percentage), 5 Super Bowl wins

Tom Landry (Cowboys): 36 games, 20-16 record (.556 winning percentage), 2 Super Bowl wins

Don Shula (Baltimore Colts/Dolphins): 36 games, 19-17 record (.528 winning %), 2 Super Bowl wins

Joe Gibbs (Redskins): 24 games, 17-7 record (.708 winning percentage), 3 Super Bowl wins

Mike Holmgren (Packers/Seahawks): 24 games, 13-11 record (.542 winning %), 1 Super Bowl win

Chuck Noll (Steelers): 24 games, 16-8 record (.667 winning percentage), 4 Super Bowl wins

Andy Reid (Philadelphia/Kansas City): 24 games, 11-13 record (.458 winning %), 0 Super Bowl wins

*Note: Landry, Shula, Gibbs and Noll are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.