While some of the focus remains on last year's postgame handshake gone wrong, the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions insist that's all but forgotten.
During the rematch, the emerging franchises will instead look forward to another chance to build on their breakthrough campaigns from a year ago.
The Lions will try to end a lengthy skid in San Francisco on Sunday night, while the 49ers will seek to continue their dominance in the series.
After his team ended Detroit's unbeaten start in Week 6, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh gave an overenthusiastic handshake and pat on the back to Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Schwartz took issue and the two had to be separated following the 49ers' 25-19 victory at Ford Field on Oct. 16. Harbaugh labeled the incident as a "mini controversy'' and "completely irrelevant," and Schwartz's comments this week backed that up.
"That's long in the past," he said. "That just seems so long ago t...