Super Bowl 2013: Possibility of Har-Bowl Between 49ers and Ravens?

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Feb 28, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh (left) and his brother San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh in attendance during the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports


The home team Atlanta Falcons face off against the San Francisco 49ers at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday afternoon. Shortly afterwards, the Baltimore Ravens travel to New England to take on the Patriots at 6:30 p.m. EST.

That’s certainly an exciting line-up for Sunday’s football action.  However, what makes it so special, is that with just four teams remaining, football fans can still hope for the possibility of a Super Bowl between brothers.

That is, if both the 49ers and Ravens take care of their respective opponents on Sunday, we’ll have a matchup between Jon Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh. While I’m sure they’ve had their share of brotherly quarrels at an earlier age, this time the two could be duking it out in perhaps the single most important game in American sports.

For all intents and purposes, we’ll call it the Har-Bowl.

Still, what exactly are the chances of our Har-Bowl occurring on Super Bowl Sunday?

Well, in the first game between the Falcons and the 49ers, San Francisco definitely has to like its chances on the road. Atlanta simply doesn’t match up well against the way the 49ers play on either side of the ball.

San Fran has a powerful, and elusive running game with not only Frank Gore and Lamichael James, but with Colin Kaepernick as well.

Their passing game should be able to exploit the Falcons’ porous secondary.

To top it off, the defense favors San Fran in almost every single major category.

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