Eagles-Colts-PlayoffBowl-Summary

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Eagles-Colts-PlayoffBowl-Summary
 - Win 20-14 On Matte's Late Tally MIAMI, Fla....
Win 20-14 On Matte's Late Tally MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Matte burst one yard for a touchdown with 14 seconds left Sunday, lifting the Baltimore Colts to a 20-14 victory over Philadelphia in the National Football League's Playoff Bowl. Jerry Logan's interception of a pass by Jack Concannon put the Colts in business on the Eagle 35 and enabled (hem to the game out of ihe fire. Johnny Unitas broke the game record with 19 pass completions, but the great Colt quarterback uncorked only one touchdown shot -- a 14-yard throw to Ray Berry m the second quarter. And that was Baltimore's touchdown until the game saving saving plays by Logan and Matte. King Hilt and Concannon had directed Philadelphia to two second quarter touchdowns, and as Unilas failed to come up the bomb, the Eagles appeared on the way to an upset until Baltimore's big break came. Despite a record advance ticket sale, attendance at this seventh game in the National Football League series was only 58,088 -- more than 7,000 below last year. The Baltimore victory was second in a row in the Orange Bowl for the Colts and the for the NFL Western Conference Conference runner-up. Ballimore opened the scoring with a 23-yard field goal by Michaels, but Hitl, aided by a cruraal break, took the underdog underdog Eagles 66 yards lo a touchdown and a 7-3 lead early in second period. Mike Curtis' interception of a Hill pass (hat would have the CoKs possession deep in gle territory was nullified by a! pass interference penalty, and' Philadelphia moved on to score. Ron Goodwin, surrounded by three defenders, made a great catch up a 12-yard pass from Hill it the five and Hill over from the one. The Colls bounced right back Into the lead with a 65-yard drive climaxed by Unitas' pass to Berry, Jus ftflh completion a row. But with Concannon coming for Hill, the Eagles retaliated with a fiO-yard march that them in front at halftame 14-10. Concannon completed four passes, passes, including one for 11 yards Israel Lang at -(he four. Lang, voted the game's most valuable player, crossed over from the two for the score, Unitas hit five straight passes in a third period drive -- the only one launched by cither team in that quarter. But with fourth down and five and the Eagle seven, the Colls settled for a 14-yard field goal by Michaels Michaels and still traded 14-13. After Logan's late interception, interception, Unitas hit Willie Richardson Richardson wain a 13-yard pass lo the Eagle 18, and Matte picked up 10 in a running play to eight. A penalty set the Colts back the 13, but they got a first at the six when Jim Nettles interfered with Berry on a pass.

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  1. The Post-Standard,
  2. 09 Jan 1967, Mon,
  3. Page 19

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