NFL Coach of the Year odds: Patriots' Bill Belichick passes Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury

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There's a new favorite for the NFL Coach of the Year Award after Week 13 of the season.

The New England Patriots' Bill Belichick is now +125 to win the award given to the top NFL coach in the regular season, according to odds from Tipico Sportsbook.

The Arizona Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury, who had been the favorite, is now second, at +350.

There's a big gap after those two.

The Green Bay Packers' Matt Lafleur is +750, followed by the Tennessee Titans' Mike Vrabel, at +1000.

The Cincinnati Bengals' Zac Taylor is fifth, at +1200.

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Belichick's Patriots are an AFC-best 9-4 on the season and have won seven straight games, helping vault him up the odds.

Kingsbury's Cardinals are an NFC- (and NFL) best 10-2.

Lafleur's Packers are 9-3 and Vrabel's Titans are 8-4. Taylor's Bengals are 7-5.

Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley is +1500 in the odds, followed by the Dallas Cowboys' Mike McCarthy (+2000) and the Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay (+3000) and the Indianapolis Colts' Frank Reich (+3000).

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Bruce Arians, Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh, Washington Football Team's Ron Rivera, San Francisco 49ers' Kyle Shanahan and Buffalo Bill's Sean McDermott are all tied at +4000 odds for the award, according to Tipico Sportsbook's odds.

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Kingsbury is in his third year in Arizona. He is 23-20-1 overall, having gone 5-10-1 in 2019 and 8-8 in 2020. The Cardinals narrowly missed the playoffs last season, but can clinch a berth in the postseason for the first time since 2015 in Week 14

Belichick is in his 22nd season in New England. He is 253-96 overall. His team went 7-9 last season in its first season in a long time without Tom Brady. It was 12-4 with Brady in 2019.

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Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is no longer the favorite in odds for NFL Coach of the Year. Should he be?
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is no longer the favorite in odds for NFL Coach of the Year. Should he be?

Belichick has won the award three times in his career, in 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Kingsbury has obviously never won the award, although a Cardinals coach has taken home the honor before.

Arians won the award in 2014, when the Cardinals went 11-5 in the regular season. Don Coryell also won the award for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974.

Right now, great cases can be made for Belichick and Kingsbury to win the award.

If voting were held for the honor today, who do you think should win it?

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