Only 3 Coaches with more Wins than Lovie 2004
In Smith's seven years with the Bears, he has won 63 regular-season games. Only seven clubs have won more over that period of time, and only two NFC teams. All but three have done it with more than one coach. The only coaches who have won more than Smith since 2004 are the Patriots' Bill Belichick (86), the Eagles' Andy Reid (67) and the Giants' Tom Coughlin (64).
Smith's winning percentage of .568 ranks 10th among NFL coaches with their current teams (excluding coaches who have yet to complete two full seasons).
How have the Bears fared in the NFC North under Smith? They have a 26-15 record. Since 2004 they have won the division more than any other team — three times (compared to twice for the Packers, twice for the Vikings and no times for the Lions).
The Bears' .634 division winning percentage is tied for the fifth best in the NFL since 2004, and tied for best in the NFC. The only teams better are the Colts and Patriots (both .780), the Chargers (.732) and Steelers (.707).
The Bears and Packers have met more than any teams in NFL history, and they usually give fans their money's worth.
In 180 games since 1921, the Bears have averaged 16.98 points per game against the Packers' 16.32 for an overall difference of 119. . The Bears hold the won-lost edge 92-82-6.
Since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Bears and Packers have played to a dead heat — they are 41-41 against one another.
An interesting note is that despite how competitive the series has been, the Bears have had a winning record against the Packers in seven of 10 decades, including in the last one, 11-9. The Packers have not led the series since 1932.
Last edited by dabears54; 01-02-2011 at 05:42 AM.
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That is impressive, especially when you remember how crappy the Bears were when Lovie arrived. When arrived the Packers were sweeping the Bears every year and the Bears were bad for a decade except 1 year (2001). The entire mentality changed when he arrived, special teams, defensive takeaways, all that changed soon after he arrived. Lovie took alot of heat for the bad years in 2007 and 2008 after winning the NFC in 2006, but it's great seeing it corrected again. I think they will be even better next year, especially with another year under Martz's offense, and now having all the draft picks going forward, if they hit on a few picks this could be a great team.
I don't think he is impressive at all.
Originally Posted by JustWinBaby
0-1 in Superbowls.
Get that stat to .500 and we can talk about how good Lovie is.