Chiefs coach Andy Reid in impressive company with post-bye week record

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Oct 19, 2014; San Diego, CA; Chiefs coach Andy Reid during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 19, 2014; San Diego, CA; Chiefs coach Andy Reid during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn’t one to put the spotlight on himself surrounding his accomplishments throughout a 16-year career as a head coach.

He’s been there, done that, of course.

Still, what he’s achieved after a bye week as an NFL coach deserves attention because there’s no arguing its impressive nature.

Reid is now 14-2 (.875 winning percentage) after an off week following Sunday’s 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers.

That winning percentage mark is currently tied with Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who is 7-1, for the second-best winning percentage among NFL head coaches returning from a bye week (minimum of eight games).

Reid sits alone with 14 career wins after a bye, a mark that ranks as the most of any NFL head coach.

And Reid’s and McCarthy’s winning percentage trails good company in Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, who held an 8-1 (.889) record coming off a bye.

Here are the Top 5 coaching winning percentages following an off week with a minimum of eight games, as released by NFL Communications:

 COACH TEAM(S)  RECORD WINNING
PERCENTAGE
Marv Levy Kansas City, Buffalo

8-1

.889

Andy Reid* Philadelphia, Kansas City

14-2

.875

Mike McCarthy* Green Bay

7-1

.875

Dennis Green Minnesota, Arizona

11-3

.786

John Fox* Carolina, Denver

10-3

.769

*Active

In true Reid fashion, the Chiefs head coach gave the credit to the personnel around him during Sunday’s postgame media session.

“When we have good players and good coaches,” Reid said, “good things happen. I’ve been lucky enough to be in those situations.”

Monday proved no different, as Reid shifted focus from the week before to the upcoming opponent, the St. Louis Rams.

“We’ve got a heck of football team coming in here this week,” Reid said. “(Rams coach) Jeff’s (Fisher) done a nice job with the Rams. They are playing at a very high level, they’re fast, they’re aggressive. We’ve got to make sure that we get ourselves ready.”