Sport: Defense in Baltimore

Never before in the 40-year history of the National Football League had two teams met for the championship amid such furor. To see their Colts play the New York Giants, Baltimore fans boosted scalpers' prices to $100 a seat, haled one another into court to fight over jointly held tickets. At the kickoff this week, 57,557 fans were jammed into Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, bellowing like bull-voiced college boys and begging for a replay of last year's stirring 23-17 overtime victory of the Colts over the rugged Giants.

For three quarters the fans got instead...

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