According to Elias Sports, the Steelers Mike Tomlin and John Harbo of the Ravens will face 25 times in the Super Bowl era for the first place in the AFC North on Sunday. Bureau.
Not long ago there was a Ravens-Steelers game, in one of the NFL’s furious rivalries, Tomlin was talking to Harbag about his place.
“We’ll be tied together forever,” Tomlin told Harbag.
Tomlin and Harbo would break a tie with two other long-term coaching matchups: Tomlin-Marvin Lewis and Sid Gilman-Hank Strahm.
Since their first meeting in 2008, Herb has a 13–11 lead over Tomlin in the regular season. It is a close contest, resulting in two-thirds of games including four-thirds of games being decided by four points or less.
“I think in moments like this or in descent and things of that nature, you get an opportunity, maybe, to appreciate it,” Tomlin said of coaching against Harbag. “But I think of him a lot, at the moment, they are bare, gray-faced on the other side, man. You’re just ready to make strategy or decisions. When you’re playing.” Good guys, it’s paramount that you play [well]. ”
There are only two head-coaching matchups in NFL history that eclipses Tomlin-Harbo. George Hallas and Curley Lambo met 48 times, and Lambo and Steve Owen coached against each other 28 times.
Rented in 2007, Tomlin holds a 139–74–1 (.652) record in the regular season with one Super Bowl championship and six AFC North titles. A year later, Harbove entered the Ravens with a 123–75 (.621) record with one Super Bowl title and four division championships.
“They are true to themselves, and that’s what they are all about,” Harbag said. “So, it’s a heck of a coach, and obviously Coach Tomlin is one of the best, and we have a lot of respect for everything he does.”
Harbo has joked that he and Tomlin were always in opposite directions because he was a defensive back in college and Tomlin was a wide receiver. While they are not close friends, they share a mutual appreciation for each other as well as Michigan football.
Tomlin and Harbag are among the four head coaches with the same team for the past 12 years. Bill Belichick (Patriots) and Sean Peyton (Saint) are the others.
“You know what the Ravens games are,” Tomlin said. “They are a top institution and football team. They have talent on the board. They are familiar with us. We are familiar with them. There is consistency in both the schematics and the staff and the core players and things, and I think that’s what got involved in the intrigue. Happens. We should guess that this is a physical and rough game as history tells us, and how the two teams are playing this year gives you clues. ”