Sunday, May 3, 2015

The New Head Men

How the "new" coaches fared in NFL Week 1.

The New Head Men

Including Sean Payton (who returned to the Saints' sideline after a year away beause of the whole "bountygate" thing), Chip Kelly was one of nine head coaches who guided NFL teams this weekend that weren't coaching that team a year ago.

Kelly and Andy Reid each registered road wins in their debut.

Here's how they fared:


 Coach  Team  Opponent  Result
 Chip Kelly  Eagles  @Redskins    W 33-27
 Marc Trestman  Bears  Bengals  W 24-21
 Doug Marrone  Bills  Patriots  L  21-23
 Rob Chudzinski    Browns  Dolphins  L  10-23
 Bruce Arians  Cardinals    @Rams  L  24-27
 Mike McCoy  Chargers  Texans  L  28-31
 Andy Reid  Chiefs  @Jaguars  W 28-  2  
 Gus Bradley  Jaguars  Chiefs  L    2-28
 Sean Payton  Saints  Falcons  W 23-17
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