The 11 Gutsiest Play Calls in NFL History

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The 11 Gutsiest Play Calls in NFL History
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An NFL coach always walks a delicate line between smart and stupid. That's especially true when a tough choice is made.

And as unfair as it might be, the intelligence of play calls are judged primarily on the outcome.

The 17 gutsy decisions that made this list are a mixture of pure genius and pure craziness.

All were play calls that were against the grain and balked at conservatism. Most played a part in changing the course of pro football history.

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