Belichick's rating rose after game ended

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was pulling down a 46 percent in the SportsNation NFL head coaches approval ratings with 123 votes cast at midnight. That was about the time the clock expired in the Indianapolis Colts' victory Sunday night.

Since then, Belichick's rating actually has gone up. Belichick has a 52 percent rating as of this posting Monday afternoon with over 2,600 votes cast.

Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano led the AFC East. He ranked fifth in the NFL at 84 percent.

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was at 33 percent.

Buffalo Bills coach Dick Jauron was in last place at 5 percent.

Special thanks to ESPN.com blog editor Brett Longdin for checking Belichick's midnight figure while I was in the Patriots' locker room.