Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh at press conference after the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

John Harbaugh Doesn't lose with a bye week

John Harbaugh has coached 11 games in which he has had more than 5 days of preparation time to design a game plan to win. he is undefeated in those games. Perfect 11-0. Here is his record.

2008 opener- 17-10 Bengals

2008 after bye- 28-21 Cleveland

2009 opener- 38-24 Kansas City

2009 after bye- 30-7 Denver

2010 opener- 10-9 Jets

2010 after bye- 26-10 Miami

2011 opener- 35-7 Pittsburgh

2011 after bye- 29-14 Houston

2011 after playoff bye- 13-20 Houston

2012 opener- 44-13 Bengals

2012 after bye- 25-15 Cleveland


as you can see, most of those games werent even close, including the ones against good competition(Houston, Pittsburgh, Cincy etc.). That isnt to say that the Ravens will handle the 49ers easily or anything like that. It just means that Harbaugh and his staff do an exceptional job of putting together a game plan and making sure all of the players are as well prepared as they possibly can be. Harbaugh specializes in making sure players are put in the best positions to succeed.


I Expect the Ravens to win the game this week. And this is one major reason why.

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