The NFL's most intriguing Thanksgiving matchup will be between the 9-1 San Francisco 49ers and the 7-3 Baltimore Ravens. Undoubtedly, most of the attention will be focused on the the fact that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is squaring off with brother John Harbaugh, coach of the Ravens.
However, there is much more at stake than a sibling rivalry. The 49ers are playing for a possible No. 1 seed in the NFC, while the Ravens are vying for the AFC's No. 1 slot. Thursday's clash will go a long way in deciding both conference races.
Here are the seven most important players in 49ers-Ravens game.