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2. NFL head coaches: Oakland Raiders have had most head coaches this century
Eight teams enter the ’13 NFL season with new head coaches at the helm. They are: Arizona (Bruce Arians), Buffalo (Doug Marrone), Chicago (Mark Trestman), Cleveland (Rob Chudzinski), Jacksonville (Gus Bradley), Kansas City (Andy Reid), Philadelphia (Chip Kelly) and San Diego (Mike McCoy).
For the Bills and Browns, this is the seventh head coach since 2000. That, however, does not top the league; the Raiders hired Dennis Allen in 2012, their eighth head coach this century.
With the firing of Andy Reid in Philadelphia, the New England Patriots are the only franchise to have had the same coach this century. Andy Reid had been the Eagles’ top man since 1999; New England’s Bill Belichick took over as the Pats’ head coach in 2000.
Following are the number of head coaches each of the NFL teams have had since 2000.
7: Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Washington
6: Atlanta, Kansas City, San Francisco, St. Louis
5: Arizona, Jacksonville
4: Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New York Jets, San Diego, Tampa Bay
3: Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle
2: Baltimore, Green Bay, Houston, New Orleans, New York Giants, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tennessee
1: New England
The Patriots’ Belichick is obviously the current head coach with the longest seniority in the league. Belichick has 208 regular season games under his belt as the New England head man. Here are the current coaches with 80 or more games at the helm of their current teams.
Coach, Team, Games
Bill Belichick, New England, 208
Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati, 160
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants, 144
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay, 112
Gary Kubiak, Houston, 112
Sean Payton, New Orleans, 96
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh, 96
Mike Smith, Atlanta, 80
John Harbaugh, Baltimore, 80
Here’s a quick trivia question for you: Can you name the head coach for the Patriots before Belichick?
Here’s another trivia question to test your knowledge of the 32 current head coaches in the NFL: Can you name the four current NFL head coaches who are the winningest coach in their franchises’ history?
Trivia answers: The head coach of the Patriots prior to Belichick was Pete Carroll. The four current head coaches who are already the winningest coach in their teams’ history are Belichick (Patriots), Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Gary Kubiak (Texans) and Mike Smith (Falcons).
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