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Who are the top-10 NFL coaches as ranked by CBS Sports?

Here are the 10 best coaches in the NFL, as ranked by CBS Sports' Pete Prisco

With all the head coaches gathered in Phoenix for the NFL Annual Meeting, senior CBS Sports columnist Pete Prisco thought it would be a good time to stack up the 32 men.

And not just for a group photo.

Rather, Prisco ranked them from top to bottom, and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin came in at No. 4, one spot behind Mike McCarthy of the Packers and one ahead of the Ravens' John Harbaugh.

Pete Carroll of the runner-up Seahawks came in second again to Bill Belichick, who claimed the top spot after winning his fourth Super Bowl title with the Patriots. Among active coaches, Coughlin trails only Belichick in both regular-season and playoff victories.

"His past two years haven't been good, but he has the two Super Bowl rings and has a 12-7 playoff record and seven 10-win seasons," Prisco wrote about Coughlin. "He has five division titles, two with Jacksonville and three with the Giants. He faces a big challenge this season coming off a 6-10 record, his worst since 2004."

Here are the top 10 head coaches currently in the NFL, according to

  1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
  2. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
  3. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers
    4. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants
  4. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
  5. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
  6. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints
  7. Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals
  8. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
  9. Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts


REGPOSTTOTAL1. Don Shula328193472. George Halas31863243. Tom Landry250202704. Bill Belichick211222335. Curly Lambeau22632296. Chuck Noll193162097. Marty Schottenheimer20052058. Dan Reeves190112019. Chuck Knox186719310. Bill Parcells1721118311. Mike Shanahan170817812. Tom Coughlin1641217613. Mike Holmgren1611317414. Joe Gibbs1541717115. Paul Brown166417016. Bud Grant1581016817. Jeff Fisher162516718. Bill Cowher1491216119. Andy Reid1501016020. Marv Levy1431115421. Steve Owen151215322. Tony Dungy139914823. Hank Stram131513624. Weeb Ewbank130413425. Mike Ditka1216127

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Photos of Tom Coughlin's career as head coach of the Giants

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