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Brees, Payton second to Brady, Belichick in all-time wins -- by huge margin

Brees, Payton second to Brady, Belichick in all-time wins -- by huge margin

Even if the New England Patriots' dynasty crumbles tomorrow, its records are safe for quite some time.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton earned their 117th regular-season win together Monday night against the Carolina Panthers, moving them past the Miami Dolphins' Dan Marino and Don Shula for the second-most regular season wins by a QB/head coach duo in the Super Bowl era.

Next in Brees and Payton's sights: New England Patriots duo Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, who have combined to win ... 205 regular-season games.

Only 88 wins to go, guys!

To put that gap into perspective, here's what would need to happen for Brees and Payton to catch Brady and Belichick:

1. Brady and Belichick both suddenly retire before Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

2. Brees and Payton win their final two games this season, go 16-0 in each of the next five seasons and win the first three games of the 2024 campaign, when Brees is 45 years old.

Piece of cake if you ask us. 

(We haven't even mentioned Brady and Belichick's 27 postseason wins together; Brees and Payton have seven.)

This nugget is a friendly reminder amid the doom and gloom in New England that the Patriots still employ the most successful quarterback/head coach tandem in NFL history by a wide margin. And that status won't change anytime soon.

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"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

The start of football season is no longer the only reason Tom Brady will look forward to this fall. 

On Sunday, Brady announced on Twitter that his Facebook series "Tom vs Time" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. 

Coming off his sixth Super Bowl championship, Brady can't seem to lose anymore. Of course, we'll see if he takes home the award on September 17, where he'll have to take a break preparing for the Jets to attend the award show. 

As Brady nears the end of his playing career, this most likely won't be the last time we see him up for awards in entertainment. Couple that with his TB12 brand, and the greatest quarterback of all time seems to have a nice retirement plan set up for himself. 

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

While there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, Bill Belichick is 2-for-2 in attending the legendary races. 

After spending some downtime with his girlfriend Linda Holliday and Tom Brady two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, the future Hall of Fame head coach was spotted at the Preakness Stakes, staring down the eventual winner War of Will before the horse secured its victory. 

You can spot Belichick to the left of the jockey right above War of Will's tail. 

War of Will rebounded from a controversial loss at the Derby, where the original winner Maximum Security appeared to impede War of Will and Country House. The race went under objection review, and Country House was declared the winner while War of Will dropped to seventh. 

With the win, War of Will may have solidified itself as the rightful contender for the Triple Crown even though it will not get the chance to capture the sport's highest achievement. 

And as Field Yates alluded to in his tweet, game recognizes game. 

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