Packers’ Matt LaFleur passes Don Shula for greatest win share via first 40 video games in Tremendous Bowl period


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Matt LaFleur is off to a historic begin in his NFL head teaching profession — making historical past within the Inexperienced Bay Packers‘ thrilling 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night time. LaFleur improved to 33-7 in his head teaching profession with the victory, as his .825 win share is the best via 40 video games for any head coach within the Tremendous Bowl period. 

LaFleur is the one head coach within the Tremendous Bowl period to win 33 of his first 40 video games. He handed Don Shula for the very best win share by a head coach within the Tremendous Bowl period after 40 video games. Shula had an .815 win share with the Baltimore Colts from 1966 to 1968 (1966 was the beginning of the Tremendous Bowl period although Shula coached from 1963 to 1965) — compiling a document of 31-7-2.

Chuck Knox (Los Angeles Rams) and George Seifert (San Francisco 49ers) every began their careers 32-8, an .800 win share. Knox began his head teaching profession in 1973 (Rams) and Seifert in 1989 (49ers).

LaFleur profitable 33 of his first 40 video games is simply one other add on to an already spectacular resume. He is simply the second head coach for the reason that league went to a divisional format in 1967 to win 13-plus video games and a division title in every of his first two seasons (26-6 document). LaFleur is simply the sixth head coach since 1970 to guide his staff to the convention championship sport in each of his first two seasons as a head coach.

The 7-1 begin by LaFleur is the second in three years for the 42-year-old. Within the first eight video games of a season, LaFleur has a document of 20-4 (.833 win share). Inexperienced Bay is en route to a different NFC North title — and presumably home-field benefit as soon as again– due to the management of LaFleur. 

He is off to the very best begin for any head coach within the Tremendous Bowl period. The wins converse for themselves. 



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