This matchup puts Andy Reid up against his former special-teams coach, and the two are among the finest head coaches in the game.
Reid has his share of playoff wins over the years, as everyone knows, but Harbaugh has done pretty well for himself in just four years as the leader of the Baltimore Ravens. He’s taken the team to the playoffs all four seasons, winning a playoff game every year and appearing in two conference championship games.
The only time the two met previously, Harbaugh completely outcoached Reid, when the former's Baltimore Ravens beat the Philadelphia Eagles by a 36-7 score back in 2008.
In that contest, Reid made one of the more controversial decisions in recent years when he benched Donovan McNabb to go with unproven second-year player Kevin Kolb (although Reid did start McNabb in each game for the rest of the season).
To win this game, the Eagles absolutely cannot call for the same unbalanced pass-to-run ratio they had last week, when LeSean McCoy accumulated just seven carries in the first half and Michael Vick ended the contest with 56 pass attempts, by far his career high.