Where Frank Reich Ranks Among Best NFL Coaches in September

Where Frank Reich Ranks Among Best NFL Coaches in September
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The Carolina Panthers will have a new face on the team’s sidelines this fall for the first time since 2020, with longtime quarterback and former Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich taking over for the fired Matt Rhule, a move that should create some optimism around North Carolina sports betting.

Fresh off the team’s fifth straight losing season, Reich is tasked with rebuilding the team’s standing from the bottom up, beginning with Carolina’s opener against the Atlanta Falcons on the road on Sept. 10. With kickoff just days away, BetCarolina.com utilized data from Pro-Football-Reference.com to see which NFL coaches traditionally get off to a hot start and have the best winning percentage in the month of September. 

Coaches must have at least three years as a head coach to qualify for this list.  Keep tabs on BetCarolina.com for more research like this, as well as the Panthers playoff chances this year under Reich.

Best NFL Coaches in September

Team Coach Sept. Record Winning Pct.
Rams Sean McVay 16-4 .800
Packers Matt LaFleur 10-3 .769
Browns Kevin Stefanski 6-3 .667
Ravens John Harbaugh 33-17 .660
Bills Sean McDermott 13-7 .650
Titans Mike Vrabel 11-6 .647
Cowboys Mike McCarthy 34-19-1 .639
Chiefs  Andy Reid 51-29 .638
Patriots Bill Belichick 60-35 .632
Seahawks Pete Carroll 36-21 .632
Jaguars Doug Pederson 11-8-1 .575
Broncos Sean Payton 27-23 .540
Steelers Mike Tomlin 28-25-1 .528
49ers Kyle Shanahan 9-10 .474
Commanders Ron Rivera 18-21 .462
Raiders Josh McDaniels 4-5 .444
Buccaneers Todd Bowles 6-9 .400
Panthers Frank Reich 6-10-1 .382
Bengals Zac Taylor 5-9-1 .367
Saints Dennis Allen 3-12 .200

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Reich Among NFL’s Worst In September

Of the 20 NFL head coaches that have been in the league at least three years, Reich ranks 18th in terms of September winning percentage, at .382 (6-10-1 overall). Leaguewide, Reich’s tenure in Indianapolis put him ahead of Zac Taylor of the Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1) and Dennis Allen of the New Orleans Saints (3-12) and well behind the NFL’s September leaders, such as Sean McVay of the L.A. Rams (16-4) and Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers (10-3).  

As for the year ahead, Reich and the Panthers are tied for 24th in terms of Super Bowl futures on Caesars Sportsbook, at +7000, tying with the L.A. Rams and Atlanta Falcons leaguewide. Keep tabs with the Panthers Super Bowl odds all season here at BetCarolina.com.



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetCarolina.com specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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