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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.

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