"If this weekend's games go as expected, the AFC's Super Bowl team will be quarterbacked by either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady for the eighth time in the last 12 years. So it's no surprise that in addition to trying to get back to the Super Bowl with their teams, Manning and Brady are both closing in on some all-time NFL playoff records.
It's also no surprise that the coach who has been to five Super Bowls with Brady, Bill Belichick, is closing in on some playoff records of his own. Here's a look at the records that Manning, Brady and Belichick have a chance at tying or breaking in the coming weeks:
Most career postseason wins by a coach: Belichick is 17-7 in the postseason in his career, tying him with Joe Gibbs for the third-most playoff wins ever. Only Tom Landry (20) and Don Shula (19) have more, and Belichick will tie Landry for first all time if the Patriots win the Super Bowl. If the Patriots reach the Super Bowl Belichick will also tie Shula's record for most Super Bowl appearances as a head coach (six) and if the Patriots win the Super Bowl Belichick will tie Chuck Noll for the most Super Bowl wins by a head coach (four). Saturday will be Belichick's 25th postseason game as a head coach; only Landry and Shula (36 each) have more.
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