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Having visited with members of the Atlanta Falcons twice already this week, Bill Belichick has had a busy week.
On January 8, the Falcons dismissed Arthur Smith following three seasons. Belichick, who concluded his second interview for the position on Friday, is the first applicant to have two interviews.
The 71-year-old, who parted company with the New England Patriots last week after 24 seasons with the team, 17 AFC East wins, and six Super Bowl victories, has not reportedly been interviewed again as he looks for a new opportunity.
One of those Super Bowl victories came at the cost of the Falcons, as Belichick's fifth championship as head coach came from the Patriots' 34-28 overtime victory over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI, after Atlanta had fallen down 28-3. At Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, he defeated the Los Angeles Rams to win his final Super Bowl.
Belichick is second on the all-time victories chart (333) behind Shula's 347 and third on the regular-season wins list (302) after George Halas (318) and Don Shula (328). With 31 postseason victories, he now owns the NFL record for most wins.
Belichick is tied with Dan Reeves and Jeff Fisher for the most defeats by an NFL head coach with 165. He has also coached in the third-most games overall (467), behind Shula (490) and Halas (497). With a regular-season record of 302-165 and a playoff record of 31-13, he is eight victories ahead of second-place Andy Reid with 23.
Among coaches who have coached at least ten postseason games, his.705 winning % in the playoffs is sixth, while his.647 winning percentage is ranked 18th overall.