Added opportunities abound when examining coaches and their tendencies over the course of the second half of the season throughout their NFL careers.
According to our database, coaches winning at or a near a 2-to-1 rate include the New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick (11751), the Detroit Lions’ Jim Caldwell (27-13), the Green Bay Packers’ Mike McCarthy (58-29-1), the Indianapolis Colts’ Chuck Pagano (27-13), the Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid (83-44-1) and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin (53-27).
Perhaps the most impressive is Reid’s sterling 43-22-1 SU (straight up) and 44-22 ATS (against the spread) mark away from home from Game 9 out.
See more on various coaches in this week’s preview below:
Thursday, Nov. 9
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Seattle is 6-1 SU and ATS on Thursdays. ... Arizona head coach Bruce Arians is 9-3 ATS as a home underdog.
Key stat: The Seahawks are 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS following a loss when facing a division opponent coming off a win.
Who wins: Seattle, 24-21
Sunday, Nov. 12
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins
Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer is 11-3 ATS against non-division opponents during the second half of the season. ... Washington is 5-0 ATS at home between away games.
Key stat: The Redskins are 0-6 SU when coming off a game
against Seattle. Who wins: Minnesota, 2720 Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
The Packers have been favored against the Bears the last 17 times they have played. ... The Bears are 0-6 ATS as division favorites following a non-division game. Key stat: Green Bay is 5-0 ATS away following a Monday night game when facing a division opponent. Who wins: Green Bay, 21-20 Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts
Pittsburgh is 13-4 SU and 133-1 ATS when coming off an NFC contest. ... Indianapolis is 5-1 ATS in non-division games after facing the Houston Texans.
Key stat: The Colts are 11-3 ATS as a home underdog behind head coach Chuck Pagano, including 7-0 ATS against opponents with a win percentage of .687 or greater. Who wins: Pittsburgh, 2620 Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Chargers are 5-1 ATS in an AFC East sandwich (coming off an AFC East game with an AFC East game up next). ... Jacksonville is 0-6 SU and ATS in this series since 2010.
Key stat: The Chargers are 26-7 SU and 28-4-1 ATS all time against AFC South opponents, including 7-0 ATS as underdogs of more than three points.
Who wins: Chargers, 24-21 New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York is 1-7 ATS following the Buffalo Bills. ... Tampa Bay is 0-8 SU and ATS in this series since 1985. Key stat: The Jets are 0-6 ATS when coming off a Thursday game. Who wins: Jets, 24-23
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans
Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton is 2-11-1 SU and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games against winning opponents. ... Tennessee head coach Mike Mularkey is 15-25 SU during the second half of the season. Key stat: The Bengals are 4-0 ATS against AFC South opponents when Cincinnati is coming off an AFC South game. Who wins: Tennessee, 2827 New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills
New Orleans is 7-1 ATS away after facing the Buccaneers. ... The Bills are 6-1 ATS following a Thursday game.
Key stat: NFL favorites of seven or fewer points on a 6-0 SU and ATS win streak are 3-17 ATS. Who wins: Buffalo, 28-27
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions
The Browns are the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to start 0-8 in each of the last two seasons. ... Detroit is 2-12 ATS following the Packers when facing sub-.500 opponents.
Key stat: 0-5 or worse NFL teams are 13-9 SU and 18-3-1 ATS in games following a bye week.
Who wins: Cleveland, 23-20 Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams
The Texans are 0-10 ATS following a division home game when facing .500-or-greater opponents coming off an away game. ... The Rams are 1-6 ATS at home between away games.
Key stat: The Rams are 1-12 ATS as double-figure favorites coming off a non-division game.
Who wins: Rams, 28-21 Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons Dallas is 6-2 SU and ATS
against foes coming off three consecutive away games. ... The Falcons are 1-5 ATS following three consecutive away games.
Key stat: Atlanta coach Dan Quinn is 1-5 ATS following a division game during the second half of the season.
Who wins: Dallas, 31-28 New York Giants
at San Francisco 49ers
The Giants are 7-3 ATS the last 10 games in this series, including 4-1 ATS away. ... San Francisco is 0-7 ATS in its fifth home game of the season against sub-.500 opponents.
Key stat: New York is 6-1 ATS away following consecutive home games when coming off a non-division game.
Who wins: New York Giants, 24-20 New England Patriots at Denver Broncos New England is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 Sunday night away games. ... Denver is 7-0-1 ATS as a non-division underdog on Sunday nights. Key stat: New England is 415 SU and 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games at Denver. Who wins: New England, 31-28
Monday, Nov. 13
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
Miami is 1-6 SU and 0-7 ATS in last seven Monday night games. ... Carolina is 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in this series.
Key stat: The Panthers are 1-9 ATS as favorites coming off a home game and playing non-division opponents coming off a home game. Who wins: Carolina, 27-21 Lawrence publishes the “Playbook Football Preview Guide” magazine and the weekly online Playbook Football Newsletter (Playbook.com). You can follow him on the Playbook Cube app (PlaybookCube.com).
Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 83-44-1 in the second half of the season in his career.