OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- John Harbaugh became the Baltimore Ravens' all-time winningest coach on Monday night when the Ravens stunned the Cleveland Browns by returning a blocked field goal for a touchdown.
Harbaugh will celebrate the dramatic victory. He'll just wait to enjoy the milestone.
“I’ll think about that stuff at the end of the year," he said.
Harbaugh improved to 86-52 (.623), which puts him ahead of Brian Billick (85-67, .559). Harbaugh reached his win total in seven and a half seasons, while Billick coached the Ravens for nine seasons.
Since Harbaugh became Baltimore's coach in 2008, only New England's Bill Belichick (101 wins) and Green Bay's Mike McCarthy (87) have had more victories than him over that span.
It's appropriate that Harbaugh set the Ravens' mark with a win over the Browns. His 14 victories over Cleveland are five more than he's had against any other team.
It's also understandable that Harbaugh isn't ready to savor his accomplishment. With Baltimore at 4-7, he's enduring his worst season as Ravens coach.
"What I was happy with the win was it was a win," Harbaugh said. "I don’t care which win it was -- or what the number was on it -- we needed a win. Those have been few and far between this year."
The interesting coincidence is that Billick's final victory came in the Ravens' last game before drafting Joe Flacco and Harbaugh's milestone win came in the team's first game without Flacco since drafting him.