Well, it took a month, but with the Baltimore Ravens 21-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, head coach John Harbaugh surpassed Brian Billick for the most wins by a head coach in team history. The win on Sunday was Harbaughs 81st regular season win. It moved him pass Billick, who recorded 80 regular season wins from 1999-2007.
The win was important for Harbaugh after the team lost four straight to drop to 3-4. During the four game losing streak, Harbaugh was responsible for numerous in-game decisions that led to the Ravens dropping those games, and talks erupted about Harbaugh's future as the Ravens head coach.
The team is still struggling offensively after firing former offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and are now currently on their fifth offensive coordinator since 2012. Harbaugh now holds the brunt of responsibility for the offense's problems and many believe that if Harbaugh is replaced by a more offensive minded coach, they can finally have an offense to be proud of and can help fix quarterback Joe Flacco's mechanics.
Nevertheless, Harbaugh got this win in typical Baltimore Ravens fashion, with a stout defensive performance and hard-hitting smash mouth football against the team's biggest rival. It was a win similar to the Brian Billick days, the brand of football has defined the Ravens for years.
Now, with questions galore for the Baltimore Ravens, the often criticized John Harbaugh must get his team ready for another huge game on a short week Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns, a team that defeated the Ravens the last time they visited Baltimore.
Harbaugh must get his team ready to go on Thursday night, because if they lose to a team that is currently winless, the talks of Harbaugh's hot seat will erupt like a volcano and you can rest assured owner Steve Biscotti will take serious notice.