Brothers Jim and John Harbaugh will face each other on February 3 as the head coaches for the two National Football League teams competing for the league’s title in Super Bowl LXVII in New Orleans.
Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49er’s to a 28-24 win over the Falcons in the NFC championship game played in Atlanta. The 49er’s will be seeking to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with six Super Bowl titles. The Baltimore Ravens, coached by John Harbaugh, also won on the road, avenging last year’s loss in New England, and beating the Patriots 28-13 in the AFC title game.
In Atlanta on Sunday, Frank Gore rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help complete San Francisco’s comeback from a 17-0 deficit. LaMichael James also ran for a score, and Colin Kaepernick — starting just his 9th NFL game — threw a 4-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis. Gore suhed for 90 yards, and Davis caught five passes for 106 yards. Kaepernick completed 16-of-21 passes for 233 yards.
For the Falcons, Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes to Julio Jones and another to Tony Gonzalez, and Matt Bryant kicked a 35-yard field goal. Jones caught 11 passes for 182 yards, and Roddy White caught seven others for 100 yards. Ryan was 30-for-42 for 396 yards with one interception.
In Foxboro, Massachusetts, Joe Flacco threw three TD passes in the Ravens’ win, including two to Anquan Boldin and another to Dennis Pitts. Flacco completed 21-of-36 throws for 240 yards. Ray Rice ran for a two-yard score.
For the Patriots, Tom Brady threw a scoring pass to Wes Welker, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked a pair of field goals. Brady was 29-for-54 for 320 yards with two interceptions. Welker caught eight passes for 117 yards.