I wondered if somewhere during my tour of the Rams’ 1958 and ’68
seasons I’d find the same name pop up in a story, 10 years later. What
were the odds, given that length of time and two very different eras in
Well, we have a winner: Earl Morrall. In 1958, he had a small part
in the Detroit Lions’ first game against the Rams. Ten years later, he
was the star as the Baltimore Colts handed the ’68 Rams their first
loss of the season, 27-10.
Player of the game: Morrall was playing for a sore-armed legend,
Johnny Unitas. He threw for two touchdowns and scored another as the
Colts built a 20-3 halftime lead.
Quote of the game: "There were no tricks or any magic," Colts Coach
Don Shula said in the game story by The Times’ Mal Florence. "We just
played a fine football game."