Monday, December 29, 2014

Andy Reid Trivia ... While We Still Can ...

More wins than Andy Reid, same number of titles.

Andy Reid Trivia ... While We Still Can ...

Eagles coach Andy Reid. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Eagles coach Andy Reid. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Only five coaches in football have more regular season wins than the Eagles' Andy Reid, yet no NFL or AFL championship on his resume.

For those wondering why Bud Grant is not on the list, his Minnesota Vikings were the 1969 NFL Champions (the last before the 1970 AFL-NFL merger), who went on lose to the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.

(By the way, Andy Reid is a tie against the Redskins and a loss against the Giants from finishing his Eagles career with the exact same record home and away.)

Coaches with 125 or more regular season victories and no title to show for it:

 Coach  Seasons          W      L   T
 Marty Schottenheimer      1977-06  200    126    1  
 Dan Reeves  1977-03  190  165  2
 Chuck Knox  1973-94  186  147  1
 Jeff Fisher  1989-12  148  128  0
 Marv Levy  1978-97  143  112  0
 Andy Reid  1999-12  130    91  1
 Jim Mora  1982-01  125  106  0
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