John Harbaugh touted Ravens-Browns thriller as 'one of the greatest games in history'


The Ravens and Browns added another chapter to their shared history on Monday night, in an epic game that was hailed as an instant classic by many football fans.

But Baltimore coach John Harbaugh, caught by the cameras of NFL Films during postgame handshakes, boldly took his excitement over the game even a step further.

In a video clip released on Tuesday, the veteran coach is seen congratulating rookie counterpart Kevin Stefanski for giving the Ravens all they could handle -- and attempted to put the nail-biter in historical context.

Harbaugh, who coached the Ravens to a Lombardi Trophy with a memorable win over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, touted the back-and-forth game on Monday Night Football as "one of the greatest" in history.

"Hey, that's one the greatest game in history right there," Harbaugh said to Stefanski, while the two shook hands and shared a brief embrace.

"You guys are awesome," he added. "Great job. Maybe we'll see you in the playoffs -- if we can win some games."

Many fans and football observers seemed to agree, hailing the high-scoring affair as exciting and unpredictable. Many dubbed it the most compelling game of the 2020 so far.

The game featured just about everything, from Lamar Jackson slipping all over the place and running off the field for what he later clarified was not an upset stomach; a record nine combined rushing scores; a pivotal two-point conversion; several lead changes; Baker Mayfield playing out of his mind; an all-time bad-beat for bettors on a game-ending safety; and a partridge in a pear tree.

While the Ravens emerged victorious, Harbaugh wasn't the only one to praise Stefanski and the efforts of his team.

Former NFL QB Steve Beuerlein, for one, said the rookie coach should be the favorite for Coach of the Year.

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