Harbaugh views Ravens through lens as brother, fan and possible foe

Harbaugh views Ravens through lens as brother, fan and possible foe
January 16, 2012, 10:25 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- The game later in the day would determine the 49ers' opponent, but coach Jim Harbaugh was a lot more than just an interested observer of the Sunday morning game.Harbaugh watched and rooted for the Baltimore Ravens to hold onto their 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans to advance to next week's AFC Championship Game at the New England Patriots.That means Harbaugh and his brother, John, the Ravens' fourth-year coach, are within victories from their respective teams from meeting in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5."I had a chance to watch his game, and find myself, as always, pulling very hard for him and his team," Jim Harbaugh said. "I'm very happy for him and his success."Of course, John Harbaugh's team defeated the 49ers on Thanksgiving in Baltimore. When asked from what perspective he watches the Ravens during the playoffs, Jim Harbaugh answered, "As a brother, as a fan of his team, and also as a possible opponent."

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