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Monday, 21 January 2013 10:57

Harbaughs to meet in Super Bowl as 49ers, Ravens win

UNDATED-- It'll be the Battle of Brothers in New Orleans in two weeks. John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens topped New England 28-13 to win the AFC title game and set up a Super Bowl meeting with his brother Jim.  It will be the Ravens first Super Bowl appearance in 12 years. Joe Flacco threw three second-half touchdown passes while the Ravens shutout Tom Brady and the Patriots offense after intermission.  New England held a 13-6 halftime lead.  Brady had been 67-0 at home when leading at the intermission. The Baltimore victory avenged a loss to New England in last year's conference title game.
Earlier Sunday, Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers staged their own comeback, rallying from 17 points down to beat Atlanta 28-24 in the NFC title game. The 49ers pulled off the biggest comeback victory in an NFC championship game, according to STATS. The previous NFC record was 13 points. But it's the 49ers that are Super Bowl bound this time.  It'll be the sixth appearance in the NFL's big game for the franchise, but the first since 1995.  The Niners have won the previous five.