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New England's still the best coaching staff in the playoffs

This far along in the playoffs, coaches make or break their team's hopes of making it to Super Bowl XLII. Scouts Inc. ranks the eight remaining coaching staffs and it's no surprise New England's staff is No. 1.

1. New England Patriots
Bill Belichick is the best in the business -- that is why he was named Coach of the Year despite the "spygate" scandal. No coach in the NFL is as good on game day, but you have to also give a lot of credit to his assistants. One of the is offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who has declined to interview during the playoffs and will remain with the Patriots. The fact that this staff interacts well together and there are never distractions is why they get the top spot.