- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered the following statement on the passing of Hall of Fame Steelers coach Chuck Noll:
"I have so much respect and admiration for Coach Noll - for his remarkable success, for his consistency and for how classy a man he was. Coach Noll's final season as an NFL coach was my first and I am honored to have competed against him in his final game."
That final game was a Steelers 17-10 win over Belichick's Browns in the 1991 regular-season finale.