Who Are NFL’s Best Coaches in September?

Who Are NFL’s Best Coaches in September?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

NFL training camps are in the books, the preseason is now complete and the cutdown to the initial 53-man rosters have been made. Now it is time to see which teams get off to fast starts. 

BetMassachusetts.com – where we typically cover the latest news and updates on sports betting in Massachusetts – decided to check the records for NFL coaches in the first month of the season.

Best NFL Coaches in September

With kickoff just days away, we utilized data from Pro-Football-Reference.com to see which coaches get off to a hot start and have the best winning percentages in September games. Coaches must have at least three seasons as a head coach to qualify for this list.

Here are some numbers to consider, especially if you plan to place some wagers this year now that sports betting is legal in the Bay State. Keep in mind, there are several Massachusetts sportsbook promos available, which can give new users thousands in bonus bets and other deals.

Team Coach Sept. Record Winning Pct.
Rams Sean McVay 16-4 .800
Packers Matt LaFleur 10-3 .769
Browns Kevin Stefanski 6-3 .667
Ravens John Harbaugh 33-17 .660
Bills Sean McDermott 13-7 .650
Titans Mike Vrabel 11-6 .647
Cowboys Mike McCarthy 34-19-1 .639
Chiefs  Andy Reid 51-29 .638
Patriots Bill Belichick 60-35 .632
Seahawks Pete Carroll 36-21 .632
Jaguars Doug Pederson 11-8-1 .575
Broncos Sean Payton 27-23 .540
Steelers Mike Tomlin 28-25-1 .528
49ers Kyle Shanahan 9-10 .474
Commanders Ron Rivera 18-21 .462
Raiders Josh McDaniels 4-5 .444
Buccaneers Todd Bowles 6-9 .400
Panthers Frank Reich 6-10-1 .382
Bengals Zac Taylor 5-9-1 .367
Saints Dennis Allen 3-12 .200


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How Has Bill Belichick Fared?

Surprisingly, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick just made the Top 10 at No. 9. Belichick has compiled a 60-35 record (63.16%) in the first month of the season in his career, the most wins among the top 20 ranking of head coaches. A fast start is key for the Patriots playoff chances. Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay has the best winning percentage (80%) with a 16-4 ledger in September.

Two victories shy of 300 for his career, Belichick has recorded an overall record of 298-152 in 28 as a head coach, 23 with the Patriots (262-108). 

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September Schedule a Tough One

The September schedule for New England is daunting, but the first two games will be played at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots kick off the 2023 campaign by hosting the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles Sept. 10 (CBS, 4:25 p.m.). Last month, we took a look at when the Patriots’ first loss would come.

The next two weeks bring AFC East games. The Patriots host the Miami Dolphins at Sept. 17 (NBC, 8:20) and visit the New York Jets at Sept. 24 (CBS, 1). Miami visits New England in a night game for just the third time ever and are 0-2 in previous meetings with the Pats on a Monday night. The new-look Jets with quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the helm look to end a 14-game losing streak to New England. 

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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