Out of the four head coaches remaining in the 2012 NFL Playoffs, there are two who have already earned the ultimate prize as Super Bowl Champions.
Out of the four head coaches remaining, there are two who need to add a Super Bowl win to their resume—surprisingly, not the two who have yet to capture the glory.
Bill Belichick is a three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He will likely one day be in the NFL Hall of Fame. The addition of another championship to his resume would be nice, but not necessary.
Jim Harbaugh is a rookie head coach. In his first year he completely turned the San Francisco 49ers team around. They went from being average to one of the best teams in the league.
A win in his rookie year coaching would be nice, but it really isn't a huge deal. I'm sure Harbaugh will have plenty of competitive teams in years to come. He'll get one on his resume in a matter of time.
The two remaining coaches, however, are in dire need of a championship.
John Harbaugh, Jim's brother, has had the Baltimore Ravens in the running to win the Super Bowl every year since taking over in 2008.
The team has been consistently competitive, but has been unable to get over the final hump.
This year the team is by far the best since Harbaugh took over. Some are starting to question Harbaugh's ability in Baltimore.
There are grumblings about Joe Flacco. If the team loses again, it's likely fans will be calling for the quarterback or the coach.
Tom Coughlin, on the other hand, is a past Super Bowl-winning coach. In 2007 he led the Giants on a miraculous run at the end of the season to win the Super Bowl over the undefeated New England Patriots.
This year, he has them sitting in a pretty good position to once again win it all.
It's amazing to think that earlier this year fans were calling for the removal of Coughlin as head coach.
New York is a difficult place to play and coach. You are always in the spotlight.
Coughlin needs another championship to ease the minds of fans and remind them that he can get the job done.