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Today, Dec. 28, 2013, is the 55th anniversary of “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” where the Baltimore Colts rallied to win a world championship over the New York Giants.

The 1958 title game is burned into our brains: 23-17, sudden-death, Ameche’s plunge, the stampede at the airport.

“You couldn’t come up with a scenario to beat the ’58 game even if you stayed up all night to plot it,” said Raymond Berry, the team’s star receiver, about their 1959 reprise. “My memories of it are vivid. But the second one? I’ve hardly given any thought at all to that.”


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