Unitas led Colts to win in NFL's greatest game
Dec. 28, 1958 - Two history-making drives turned Johnny Unitas into a legend at 25 and helped transform pro football into the most popular television sport of the latter half of the 20th century. And he accomplished this in the House That Ruth Built, no less. In the nationally televised NFL championship game at Yankee Stadium, the Colts trailed the New York Giants 17-14 when they regained possession on their own 14 with 1:56 left in the fourth quarter. After two incompletions, Unitas hit Lenny Moore for 11 yards and a first down at the 25.After misfiring on a bomb, he coolly connected three consecutive times to his favorite receiver, Raymond Berry. A 25-yard completion put the ball at midfield before strikes of 15 and 22 yards advanced the Giants 13. Steve Myhra's 20-yard game-tying field goal with seven seconds left forced the first overtime in NFL history.
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