Will Yoder
Wednesday December 14th, 2011

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will help his brother and coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Jim, attempt to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers this Monday, the Ravens official website reports.

A 49ers victory would be beneficial to Baltimore as the Ravens and the Steelers are currently vying for first place in the AFC North. The two teams are currently deadlocked with a 10-3 record, and both clubs have won their last four games in a row.

The Ravens head coach was asked if he would help his brother develop a strategy against the Steelers this weekend:

“Is there any NFL regulations on that that you’re aware of?” Harbaugh asked Kevin Byrne, Ravens senior vice president of Public and Community Relations.

“I think it’s fine for brothers to talk and exchange information,” Byrne said.

“I’m sure there will be some of that,” Harbaugh said with a grin.

“You know, coaches, really, the truth is, coaches do that around the league based on best interest and things like that. I know for a fact a lot of coaches have spent a lot of time talking about us before they play us, so I’m sure we’ll try to help him in some way if we can.”

The Ravens have beaten the Steelers twice this season. For Pittsburgh, the 49ers are the last team they will face this season that possess a winning record. Baltimore still has to play a surging San Diego Chargers squad, as well as the 7-6 Cincinnati Bengals.

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