Bill Belichick joined an elite group with the Patriots' latest win

After the New England Patriots had a shaky start to the season, they have righted the ship — especially on the defensive side of the ball — and have now won six straight games and once again look like the favourite to reach the Super Bowl in the AFC.

The latest win for the Patriots, a 33-8 blowout of the Oakland Raiders in Mexico, was especially noteworthy because it elevated head coach Bill Belichick to an elite group.

Including the playoffs, Belichick now has 271 career wins, moving him past Tom Landry on the all-time list. Only Don Shula and George Halas won more games in their careers.

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