Only this time, they were down 16-13 against the Cincinnati Bengals of Boomer Esiason with time down to 3:20 left in the 4th quarter when 49ers QB Joe Montana called for a huddle to map out their final drive from their own 8 yard line. Before he could issue out the play (20 Halfback Curl X-Up),
It was the most unlikely crack in the most inopportune of moments and it loosened up his offensive unit.
The play called for spreading out their wide receivers in response to the Bengals’ bracketing defense that was designed to overpower the 49er’s linemen. With
Since then, 20 Halfback Curl X-Up has been known in
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