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When addressing his 49ers players this week, Jim Harbaugh can point to the monumental miss in his 15-year NFL career: He came a Hail Mary short of making the Super Bowl.
He still has a visibly out-of-whack right pinkie and noticeable hitch in his step to show for his battle wounds.
Big brother, John, never played at football's highest level and instead might motivate his Baltimore Ravens with examples of sacrifices by military members in real-life conflicts.
The Harbaughs, separated by all of 15 months, took different paths to find themselves one win from facing off in the Super Bowl. They're already sparking talk of a ''Superbaugh.''
Baltimore plays at New England on Sunday for the AFC title, then San Francisco hosts the New York Giants for the NFC crown.
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