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Andy Reid vs. Bruce Arians: How veteran NFL coaches stack up against each other by Super Bowl appearances and records

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Kansas City coach Andy Reid went on to become one of the NFL’s most successful coaches to win his first Super Bowl championship last season.

Will Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians do the same this year?

These veteran coaches meet Super Bowl 55 on Sunday. Reid and Arians are among six NFL coaches aged 60 or older in the NFL, and both have a proven track record of success.

Reid led the Chiefs to five straight AFC West titles, and Kansas City has a chance to be the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champion since New England in 2003-04.

Arians is making his first Super Bowl head coach appearance. He was an assistant coach for two Super Bowl championship teams in Pittsburgh before becoming a head coach.

Sporting News measures the coaching game between Reid and Arians:

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Andy Reid’s Super Bowl appearances vs. Bruce Arians

Reid is making his third Super Bowl appearance as a head coach and fourth overall. He was an offensive line assistant and tight ends coach for the Packers under Mike Holmgren in 1997. Reid led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl appearance in 2005 as a head coach before a 24-21 loss to New England at Super Bowl 39.

Reid led Kansas City to San Francisco in a 31-20 victory last season for his first Super Bowl championship as a head coach.

Arians was Pittsburgh’s assistant coach during their Super Bowl championship races to Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He was the wide receivers coach in the first and the offensive coordinator in the second.

The Arians can pass Belichick as the oldest coach to win the Super Bowl. Belichick was 66 when he led New England to a 13-3 victory over Los Angeles in Super Bowl 53.

How many seasons has Andy Reid coached in the NFL?

Reid is in his 22nd season as a head coach in the NFL. He was an assistant coach in the college game from 1982-91 before accepting an assistant job at Green Bay in 1992. He was on the staff of the Packers at a Super Bowl championship in 1996-97. Reid coached Philadelphia from 1999-2012 and has been Kansas City’s head coach since 2013.

How many seasons has Bruce Arians coached in the NFL?

Arians in his seventh full season as a head coach in the NFL. He was an assistant coach in college and in the NFL from 1975 to 2012. He was the offensive coordinator for Alabama in 1997 before taking the quarterback coaching job with the Colts in subsequent seasons. He was an offensive coordinator in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Arian was the interim coach of Indianapolis in 2012. He was the head coach of Arizona from 2013 to 2017 and succeeded as the head coach of Tampa Bay in 2019.

Who are the longest-serving NFL head coaches?

Reid and Arians are among six NFL head coaches who are in their 60s. Here is an overview of these coaches:

Vic Fangio, Broncos 62
Andy Reid, Chiefs 62
Mike Zimmer, Vikings 64
Bruce Arians, buccaneers 68
Bill Belichick, Patriots 68
Pete Carroll, Seahawks 69

Belichick has the best Super Bowl record among these coaches at 6-3. Carroll and Reid are 1-1, and this is the Arians’ first Super Bowl appearance as a head coach.

Andy Reid vs Bruce Arians Head Coach Records

Reid is 221-130-1 and is sixth all-time among NFL coaches in wins. The only coaches with more regular season wins are Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), Belichick (280), Tom Landry (250) and Curly Lambeau (226). Reid has a winning percentage of 0.629, which ranks 23rd all-time.

Arians is 67-44-1 as a head coach. He has a .603 winning percentage in that streak, which is eighth among active head coaches and 37th all-time. A total of 38 coaches have a winning percentage of .600 or more. Los Angeles’ Sean McVay is the only active coach with a better winning percentage than the Arians who didn’t win a Super Bowl.

Andy Reid’s playoff record against Bruce Arians

Reid is fourth all-time with 16 playoff appearances. The only coaches with more are Don Shula (19), Tom Landy (18) and Belichick (18). Reid is 17-14 in the playoffs.

Arians is 6-4 in the playoffs as a head coach. He guided Arizona to the NFC Championship game in 2015-16. This is his first playoff appearance with Tampa Bay, and he led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl as the No.5 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Andy Reid vs. Bruce Arians head-to-head

Reid and Arians have only met twice as head coaches. Both games were decided by three points. Here is an overview of these two meetings:

Arizona 17, Kansas City 14 (December 7, 2014)

The Cardinals edged the University of Phoenix Stadium Chiefs to 10-3. Drew Stanton threw the winning 26-yard TD pass to Drew Stanton with 3:26 left in the fourth quarter. Alex Smith had 293 yards in the Chiefs’ loss, which fell to 7-6.

Kansas City 27, Tampa Bay 24 (November 29, 2020)

The Chiefs took a 27-10 lead and held off Tom Brady’s comeback in the fourth quarter for the win. Patrick Mahomes had 462 yards and three touchdowns, and Tyreek Hill had 269 receiving yards and three scores. Brady finished with 345 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.


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