While the two men engaged in a forced-smile video-op before the game, tension remains between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Harbaugh told Michele Tafoya of Sunday Night Football that the Lions are a “chippy bunch” and a “late-hit bunch.”
Per Tafoya, Harbaugh has warned his team to keep their heads on a swivel and not retaliate.
It’s easier said than done, especially with the replacement officials apparently allowing guys to be a little chippier than usual.
Or, as the case may be, a lot.