The New England Patriots defeating the visiting Miami Dolphins not only gave the team its second win of the season, it also brought owner Robert Kraft another record: no other owner in NFL history has reached 300 victories faster than the 77-year old. Kraft, who is in his 25th year of ownership and has won 10 conference title and five Super Bowls along the way, needed “just” 432 games to reach his 300th victory.
For comparison, the two previously quickest owners to reach the plateau – the Denver Broncos’ Pat Bowlen and the Oakland Raiders’ late Al Davis – both needed more than 490 games to reach their 300th overall win:
The vast majority of Kraft’s 300 victories came of course under the leadership of head coach/general manager Bill Belichick and with quarterback Tom Brady at the helm – and during the salary cap era: with free agency and the cap designed to prevent teams from staying on top of the NFL hill for too long, the accomplishments of Kraft and his team become even more impressive.
That being said, the Belichick Patriots are usually not high on individual accomplishments. All that matters is that after the final win of this season – ideally his 315th –, Robert Kraft will get the Vince Lombardi handed to him.