John Harbaugh's biggest fourth-down gambles with the Ravens
In Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Ravens coach John Harbaugh made the controversial decision to go for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line in the first half. It was controversial, of course, because it didn't work. It was a calculated risk, though, one many other coaches also would have taken. It wasn't the first time Harbaugh had rolled the dice on fourth down, and it won't be the last. In this week's Five for Friday, Matt Vensel looks back on five of Harbaugh's other fourth-down gambles.
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Feb. 3, 2013: Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31
In Super Bowl XLVII, Harbaugh reached into his bag of tricks in the second quarter. On fourth-and-9 at the 49ers' 14-yard line, the Ravens lined up for a field goal. But the ball was snapped directly to kicker Justin Tucker, who ran around the left end. He nearly picked up the first down, but came up a yard short. The gamble cost the Ravens three points, but not the Lombardi Trophy.