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No. 22: New England Patriots

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 7, 2012, 11:25 AM ET
By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 38 Title track: 16 Ownership: 14 Coaching: 2 Players: 8 Fan relations: 10 Affordability: 90 Stadium experience: 40 Bang for the buck: 29

It's almost an insult to call Bill Belichick the second-best coach in sports. He's led the Pats to nine consecutive double-digit-win seasons. Nine! Only two NFL head coaches have even held on to their current jobs for that long (Andy Reid, 14 years; Marvin Lewis, 10 years), and he's the only coach to sustain that much consistent success ...

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