The New England Patriots have won six consecutive games and enter Week 13 as the first-place team in the AFC East and the No. 2 seed in the conference.
As a result of the team's impressive success over the last month-and-a-half, head coach Bill Belichick has seen his odds of winning the NFL's Coach of the Year Award rise quite a bit.
He's now the co-favorite to win, along with Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Here are the latest Coach of the Year betting lines, via PointsBet.
Belichick is the best head coach in league history with his six Super Bowl titles and 282 career wins (regular season and playoffs combined).
That said, he's only won this award three times (2003, 2007 and 2010).
Belichick is definitely a strong contender in 2021. He brought in a ton of players on both sides of the ball during the offseason through the draft, the trade market and free agency. Many of these additions have worked out, particularly the signing of linebacker Matthew Judon and the drafting quarterback Mac Jones in the first round.
Belichick deserves to win Coach of the Year if the Patriots win the division and finish as a top two seed in the AFC led by a rookie quarterback. You could even make a strong case that this season has been one of Belichick's top two or three coaching jobs since he arrived in New England in 2000.