As a result of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers advancing to the Super Bowl, Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh will go head-to-head on the NFL’s main stage.
The brothers facing off in the Super Bowl will be a historic event and an interesting situation for the two head coaches with both wanting to win the game and both wanting the best for the one another.
Jim Harbaugh talked about playing his brother in the Super Bowl and how it’ll be blessing and curse via Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee:
“(It’s) a blessing because that is my brother’s team,” Harbaugh said.
“The curse part would be the talk of two brothers playing in the Super Bowl, and what that takes away from the players that are in the game. Every moment that you’re talking about myself or John, that’s less time that the players are going to be talked about.”
With both brothers extremely competitive and passionate head coaches, neither brother wants to fall to the other in the Super Bowl. In an effort to keep their distance heading towards the head-to-head showdown, the Harbaugh brothers will keep communication to strictly text messages.
At this point in time, the 49ers are the favored team with a little less than two weeks to go before these two teams face-off on Super Bowl Sunday. The Ravens have been labeled underdogs once again in the NFL playoffs, but seem to thrive in this position.
Former Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs claims he wants people to continue doubting his team moving forward. Baltimore has played extremely well as the underdog getting the best of the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots in consecutive weeks.
Although the Ravens have played well against arguably two of the greatest quarterbacks in back-to-back weeks, Baltimore’s defense will face a young and mobile quarterback on the rise in Colin Kaepernick. San Francisco poses a threat Baltimore has yet to face in the playoffs and may cause trouble for the defense.