John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens apparently still aren’t over their playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans last season. Baltimore entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 14-2 record, ultimately falling to Tennessee in the divisional around by the score of 28-12.
Now, nearly a calendar year removed from that embarrassing defeat, Harbaugh and his Ravens are taking on the Titans in Baltimore on Sunday. Even before the game started, tempers were flying high.
John Harbaugh and Malcolm Butler get into it pre-game
As you can see, Harbaugh wanted all of the smoke. While neither side came to blows, the Ravens’ head coach was seen having a spirited conversation with his counterpart on the Titans, Mike Vrabel.
At issue here was the Titans taking the field and gathering on the Ravens’ logo at mid-field. That was apparently a way for the team to show up the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
It’s not too often that we see a coach and player nearly come to blows. The good news here is that cooler heads prevailed.
This Week 11 rivalry game is pretty big for both the Titans and Ravens. Baltimore has lost two of three since a 5-1 start to the season. Meanwhile, Tennessee has dropped three of four since starting the campaign 5-0.
Obviously, tensions are high here. It will be something to watch as the game progresses.