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AFC Championship: Steelers vs. Patriots

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have won more Super Bowl titles than any other team from the AFC, will try to earn a chance for another Sunday when they host the N

AFC Championship: Capsule Summary

AFC Championship Game
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Raiders, surprising Patriots meet

FOXBORO, Mass., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots, biggest surprise in the AFC after their improbable worst-to-first reawakening, host the Oakland Raiders in a divisional playoff duel S

New England 38, Carolina 6

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Cornerback Ty Law brought back an interception for a touchdown and Troy Brown scored on a punt return Sunday as the New England Patriots clinched the AFC East t

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Duke hopes to stay away from upsets

NFL Roundup

Dick Jauron and Bill Belichick hope to celebrate division titles during the final weekend of the NFL season.
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2001 In Review -- Pro Football

In the first month of 2001, Trent Dilfer became perhaps the most unlikely Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Maybe a similar fate awaits Kordell Stewart.
By United Press International

New England 20, Miami 13

FOXBORO, Mass., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Antowain Smith rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Tom Brady caught a pass that set up a score Saturday, giving the New England Patriots sole p

New England 12, Buffalo 9 (OT)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Antowain Smith broke off a long run in overtime Sunday to help set up Adam Vinatieri's 23-yard field goal 5:45 into the extra session, lifting the surging New E

New England 27, Cleveland 16

FOXBORO, Mass., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Troy Brown returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and had a hand in his team's other four scores Sunday as the New England Patriots defeated the Cleveland Bro

New England 17, NY Jets 16

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- After being thoroughly outplayed in the first half Sunday, the New England Patriots rallied from a 13-point deficit behind the precision passing of Tom Brady an

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Eagles increase lead in NFC East
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Eagles take on Redskins
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Bill Belichick
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick expresses his anger as he leaves the field for halftime in the third preseason game of the 2004 season. The Patriots were in a Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (UPI Photo/Bob Carey)
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William Stephen "Bill" Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After spending his first 15 seasons in the league as an assistant coach, Belichick got his first head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991. Of his five seasons coaching Cleveland, only one featured a winning record, and Belichick did not serve as head coach again until 2000 with the Patriots. Since then, Belichick has coached the Patriots to four Super Bowls; three victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX, and a loss in Super Bowl XLII. He was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year twice, for the 2003 and 2007 seasons. During the 2007 season, the Patriots became the first team ever to finish the regular season with a 16–0 record; however, that team lost in the Super Bowl.

Belichick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, where his father Steve Belichick, a former Detroit Lions player and ethnic Croat, was an assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy; the senior Belichick was a defensive coach at Vanderbilt when his son was born. After graduating from Annapolis High School he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for a postgraduate year. Belichick subsequently attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he played center/tight end. In addition to being a member of the football team, he also played lacrosse and squash, serving as the captain of the lacrosse team during his senior season. He is a member of Chi Psi fraternity and graduated in 1975 with a degree in economics.

After graduating, he took a $25-per-week job as an assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda in 1975. In 1976, Belichick joined the Detroit Lions as their assistant special teams coach before adding tight ends and wide receivers to his coaching duties in 1977. He spent the 1978 season with the Denver Broncos as their assistant special teams coach and defensive assistant.

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