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Harbaugh family invades Wisconsin

Brothers John, Jim both set for big match-ups
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Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-19 16:25:39-05

MILWAUKEE-- It's was a Harbaugh-centric weekend for Wisconsin sports fans. 

On Saturday, the Badgers host the nineteenth ranked Michigan Wolverines, led by head coach, Jim Harbaugh, and on Sunday, the Packers are at Lambeau for matchup against the John Harbaugh led Baltimore Ravens. 

This is the first time the two brothers have coached in the same state on the same weekend since their Super Bowl matchup in 2012. 

Jim Harbaugh has an especially tough challenge this weekend, facing a Badgers team ranked fifth in the nation on his first time visiting Camp Randall Stadium. 

This is the second time Harbaugh will face the Badgers during his tenure with Michigan. Last year, his fourth ranked Wolverines took down the eight ranked Badgers in Ann Arbor, and he knows he'll have his hands full again. 

"Very physical team," Harbaugh said Monday during his weekly news conference. "No. 1 defense in the country right now ... They're really talented on the lines, both sides. Skill positions as well. Talented players and very tough schemes to prepare for."

This is Jim Harbaugh's first coaching trip to Wisconsin since, as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he defeated the Packers 23-20 in the first round of the 2013 playoffs. 

Overall, Jim Harbaugh owns a 2-0 record in the state of Wisconsin and a 4-0 career record against the Packers. He also beat Green Bay 34-28 to open the 2013 season, 45-31 in the Divisional round of the 2012 playoffs and 30-22 in week one of the 2012 season. 

Luckily for the Packers, his brother, John, has not fared as well. 

John Harbaugh holds an 0-2 record against the Packers during his 10-year stint with the Ravens, and his last matchup, a week 6 bout in Baltimore during 2013, fell 19-17

In his only previous game in Green Bay, during week 13 of the 2009 season, the Ravens fell 27-17 during Harbaugh's second year at the helm. 

"It’s a pretty neat place to play," John Harbaugh said about Lambeau during his weekly press conference. "You walk down that narrow tunnel … There’s some tradition to it. But, once the game starts, it’s 100 yards long and 53-and-a-third yards wide. It’s football."

His Ravens are looking to improve to 5-5 on the season and compete for a spot in the AFC playoff picture, while his brother Jim is looking to upend the fifth-ranked Badgers playoff hopes and end their undefeated season for the second straight year.