Found November 24, 2011 on
Pro Sports Daily:
John Harbaugh got the better of Jim Harbaugh in the first meeting of brothers as head coaches in the NFL, guiding the Baltimore Ravens to a 16-6 victory over the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.
Joe Flacco threw for 161 yards and a touchdown and the Ravens (8-3) matched a franchise record with nine sacks as they moved back into sole possession of first place in the AFC North.
The 49ers (9-2) had their eight-game winning streak snapped. San Francisco had a chance to clinch the NFC West with a win and a Seattle Seahawks loss on Sunday. The 49ers will have to wait until next week when they host the St. Louis Rams.
The Harbaugh brothers each saw their squads flex their defensive muscles, as neither team eclipsed 260 yards of total offense.
The teams traded field goals until the first play of the fourth quarter, when Flacco found tight Dennis Pitta for an 8-yard touchdown pass for a 13-6 lead.
Baltimore harassed Smith all night, rarely needing to blitz to get pressure on th...
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After the much anticipated and unprecedented confrontation ended, it was the Baltimore Ravens and John Harbaugh outlasting the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh. The Ravens (8-3) sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times, tying a franchise record, despite being without the services of middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the team’s leading tackler and emotional leader. [...]
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh held a conference call with the media a day after his team lost to the Baltimore Ravens 16-6 on Thanksgiving Day. It was a time for him to reflect on some plays...
Families across America will take to the backyard gridiron on Thursday to engage in their annual pick-up football games. That will be the case in Baltimore, Md., as well, but this year's Harbaugh family game will have a little bit more at stake than your chance at retribution for Uncle Frank's game-winning touchdown from last year. John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh will square...
Big brother got the best of little brother in a unique NFL duel.
The Baltimore Ravens tied a franchise record with nine sacks and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night, giving John Harbaugh reason to celebrate after the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches.
The Ravens (8-3) chased, hindered and battered Alex Smith for much of the night despite playing...
If the several servings of stuffing, abundance of turkey, or the piles of mashed potatoes didn’t put you to sleep, I’m sure that the Thanksgiving match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers did the trick.
This game was the first time in NFL history that two brothers coached against each other, and John Harbaugh proved too little brother Jim that big brother...
Jim Harbaugh’s coaching resume is stacked with unexpected greatness. Wins have piled up and followed Harbaugh, and quarterbacks have thrived under his tutelage. Every quarterback he has ever coached has posted career highs in completion percentage.
On Thanksgiving Day, Jim Harbaugh’s (9-1) San Francisco 49ers will visit Baltimore and play his brother John Harbaugh’s (7-3)...
Fierce pass rush propels John Harbaugh's Baltimore squad over Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco teamFierce pass rush propels John Harbaugh's Baltimore squad over Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco team
The Baltimore Ravens sacked Alex Smith nine times and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night, giving John Harbaugh an emotional charge in the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches.
The Baltimore Ravens sacked Alex Smith nine
times and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night, giving
John Harbaugh an emotional charge in the first NFL game featuring
brothers as opposing head coaches.