EAST RUTHERFORD -- Bill Belichick became just the eighth coach in NFL history to reach 200 wins in a career in the 49-19 blowout of the Jets Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. The mark includes regular season and the playoffs.
"It's been a privilege and a great opportunity to coach the players that won those games," Belichick said afterward. "I never made a block, didn't make a tackle, didn't throw a pass, didn't kick a ball. The players won them.
"It's an honor to coach the group of players that go out there and make the plays and to win those games, and that's what happened [Thursday]. The players went out there and made the plays and they deserved to win. It's a privilege to coach this team for Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, the Patriots organization and the players that are on it. It's nice but it's really more a reflection of what the players have done."
Belichick is now 200-107 in his career, including 17-7 in the postseason. He is now 101 games over .500 with the Patriots, improving to 163-62 in 13 seasons in New England.
"There's no coach I'd ever want to play for than him," Tom Brady added. "He's so consistent, and as a player, I think we really appreciate that. He's tough, he's disciplined and that's what we need. That's the way our program is run. He expects us to play at a high energy level every week. He has high expectations in practice every day. That's what you look for in a coach, someone that gets the best out of all of the players that he coaches. He certainly does that."
For more from the team of Chris Price and Mike Petraglia at MetLife Stadium, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots .