Socci's Notebook: Pats-Ravens One Of The Game’s Fiercest Rivalries

December 22, 2013 1:34 PM
Socci's Notebook: Pats-Ravens One Of The Game’s Fiercest Rivalries
" BOSTON (CBS) — Considering that John Harbaugh works just a short drive from the National Security Agency, a suggestion he received in a teleconference Wednesday seemed to make total sense.

The Baltimore Ravens head coach was fielding questions from media on the Patriots beat when asked about the challenge of preparing for a possible return of New England receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins.

“I was really hoping you guys would provide me with some information along those lines,” Harbaugh joked, prompting a reporter’s rejoinder.

“Call the NSA,” Harbaugh was advised, before countering with a quip of his own.

“I don’t think they could even crack Bill Belichick’s phone line,” he replied, drawing a roomful of laughter inside Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium.

All midweek kidding aside, as Harbaugh matches wits with Belichick for the seventh time in his five-year tenure in Baltimore, few secrets exist between the two and their teams. As the league’s winningest franchises since 2008, they’ve met six times previously during that span, including a split of the last two AFC Championships "

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