But after driving to the yard line, Unitas was sacked twice in a row once by Andy Robustelli and once by Dick Modzelewskimoving the ball back 20 yards and pushing the Colts out of field goal range.
After forcing a punt, Unitas completed a yard pass to Lenny Moore at the Giants yard line. On top of that, Tarkenton finished his career with 3, rushing yards.
First they drove to the Giants yard line, only to have Bert Rechichar miss a yard field goal. Above all, Elway is largely identified with the fourth-quarter comeback and holds the record with 47 drives to tie or win football games within the final stanza.
After starting the drive with two incompletions, Unitas made a critical yard completion to Moore on third down. Elway rode off into the sunset as the owner of two Super Bowl rings to go alongside his 51, total yards passing.
Those failures aside, Tarkenton remains one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. Then they got the ball back on the New York 42 following a fumble recovery by Joyce.
The Iron Man, who started consecutive regular season games, finished first in passing completions 6,yards 71,and touchdowns And the winner is We may only speculate as to what might have been with Marino starring alongside Hall-of-Fame backs, receivers, and defenders in South Florida.
With seven seconds to play in regulation, kicker Steve Myhra trotted onto the field and booted the yard field goal to send the game into overtime.
Tittle and his San Francisco 49ers. On third down, Conerly threw a pass to wide-open fullback Alex Websterbut he slipped before the ball arrived and it fell incomplete. But on third down, Ameche was stopped for no gain, and the Colts turned it over on downs after Ameche was tackled trying to go wide at the 5-yard line on a great play by linebacker Cliff Livingstonon a fourth down halfback option play.
Trailing 27—7 at halftime, Baltimore stormed back with four unanswered touchdowns to win, 35—27, clinching the Western Conference championship. But a few plays later, Gifford fumbled again, and Baltimore lineman Don Joyce recovered on his own His NFL quarterback career has not been without blemishhowever.
The Patriots - Seahawks were victims of recency bias by the seeding committee. Unitas called for the Colts and lost the toss. Another loss would have irrevocably changed how the Brady-Belichick era was seen.
Later on, however, the Giants stopped Detroit punter Yale Lary on a fake punt attempt and drove for the go-ahead score. Then early in the third quarter, Baltimore reached the New York 1-yard line. One play later, Baltimore took the ball back when defensive end Gino Marchetti forced a recovered fumble from quarterback Don Heinrich.
Tarkenton is historically identified with his two separate stints with the Minnesota Vikings. Faced with fourth down and inches on their own yard on their ensuing drive, New York decided to punt with a little over two minutes left in the game on the third down play before the punt, Marchetti was knocked out of the game with a broken ankle.
Old-timers may hail Unitas as the first and foremost great signal-caller. After a three-and-out series, the Giants punted. They tied for the best record. History was made when fullback Alan Ameche punched through the line on a one-yard, game-winning touchdown after 8 minutes and 15 seconds of overtime to give the Colts a win and the NFL title!
Prior to a season-ending neck injury that also led to his exit from Indianapolis, Manning aired out the football for over 3, yards and 25 touchdowns for 13 straight NFL seasons.
Here we rank the top 10 quarterbacks of all time. New York started the season 2—2, then won seven of their last eight games, including a critical 19—17 win over the defending champion Detroit Lions on December 7.
His antics as a scrambler prevented injury.
Montana arrived at a middling San Francisco franchise as a scrawny, third-round pick; he left at the forefront of the greatest offensive dynasty in the history of football.
The Patriots went 80 yards in seconds before Seattle went 80 yards in 29 seconds.If not for Baltimore Colts kicker Steve Myhra's game-tying field goal at the end of regulation, "The Greatest Game Ever Played" might not be remembered as such, and the NFL might not be where it.
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