Lost in the elation of a New York Giants 26-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon was a record-setting moment for head coach Tom Coughlin. As the clock struck 00:00 in the fourth quarter, Coughlin was credited with his 78th win as coach of Big Blue, passing Bill Parcells for second on the franchise's all-times win list.
The win was also the 146th of Coughlin's long NFL career, passing Jeff Fisher for sole possession of 18th on the all-time wins list. And it's only three wins behind former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.
Ironically, with seven more wins, Coughlin would tie former Giants head coach Steve Owen with 153 career victories. However, he has a long way to go to pass him on franchise's all-time list, as Owen recorded all 153 of his wins as head coach of the New York Football Giants.
Despite seemingly endless criticism during his tenure in New York, Coughlin has done nothing but win. In fact, his only losing season came in 2004 -his first with the team- when the Giants finished 6-10. Since then, he's had seven consecutive non-losing seasons which have included two Super Bowl championships.
Congratulations, Mr. Tom Coughlin!
Photo Credit: Mike Gannon
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