You’ve probably heard that Andy Reid coached teams are quite good coming off a bye week. That is true, but just how good have his teams been? We take a look at his record after 12-14 days of rest and preparation from the sixth-winningest coach in NFL history.
Since he became a head coach in 1999, Reid has an amazing .844 winning percentage when given an extra week of preparation. You can check out the breakdown below.
Regular season: 20-3
ATS Playoffs: 6-3
ATS Overall: 21-11
In Reid’s four playoff games after a bye week with Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback, the Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0 and 3-1 against the spread. In those games they’ve averaged 33.75 points and allowed 20.25 points per game. Overall with Mahomes, Reid is 7-0 after a bye and 4-3 against the spread.
Reid has enough of a sample size here for his post-bye wins not to be random variation. He also is a coach with a strong record in all situations. But there is no doubt that his .844 winning percentage after a bye is still a big jump from his all-time winning percentage of .623.
We can be sure the Chiefs will be ready to go and have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to combat any doubling of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce or extra pressure on Eric Fisher’s replacement. Overall, the Buccaneers likely have the better personnel across the board, but Reid’s ability to game plan will be a big positive for the Chiefs chances.