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THE 13 CALLS OF JOHNNY UNITAS
Tex Maule
January 19, 1959
1 Unitas chose his plays deliberately. "I wanted to move on the ground to minimize loss of the ball. I didn't give a damn about the clock. It was our pace to set."
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January 19, 1959

The 13 Calls Of Johnny Unitas

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1 Unitas chose his plays deliberately. "I wanted to move on the ground to minimize loss of the ball. I didn't give a damn about the clock. It was our pace to set."

2 "This could have busted up the overtime real quick. Crow barely tipped the ball and Moore was going so fast he couldn't recover to handle it."

3 This was a special play for this game. "Huff followed Ameche everywhere. This draw to Dupre took advantage of that. An inch or two and he might have broken."

4 "Just a flare to Ameche. Svare forgot to pick up the flare man, staying with Berry, so I just hit The Horse."

5 This was a good first-down call. "They hadn't adjusted too well to our running stuff. So we stuck with it."

6 Modzelewski slipped block, ran by Moore to dump Unitas. "I had a pass play called but Moe just wrapped me up."

7 This was one of the game-turning plays, giving the Colts a tough first down. "This was a new formation for this game. Our steady slamming into the line had helped set things up, and when Ray shook loose I unloaded."

8 This 23-yard gain by Ameche on a trap play really sealed the Giant doom. "We'd run this once or twice in the game. It's not a long gainer. Usually we figure it four or five yards. But Huff had been playing to his left and back. This made an easy blocking assignment for our tackle. Huff was playing for a pass, and the way Moe had been crashing I figured they were right for a trap. I hit it right."

9 "No recollection of this play at all."

10 "Just a plain old slant pass is all."

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