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Chicago 21 at Washington 20

1984 Week 6 - Saturday, March 31, 1984
Chicago Blitz(0-5)(-6.5) at Washington Federals(0-5)
Attendance: 7,373

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Quarterback Vince Evans ran 6 yards for a touchdown with 1:05 remaining to lift the Chicago Blitz to their first victory of the U.S. Football League season Saturday, a 21-20 triumph over the still winless Washington Federals.

The Blitz, 1-5, who had lost three times this year on the final play of the game, courted disaster again but escaped when Washington's Greg Porter's attempted 21-yard field goal with six seconds to play was foiled by a a bad snap from center.

The Federals had taken a 20-14 lead with five minutes to play on Curtis Bledsoe's 80-yard run, the longest run from scrimmage in the history of the franchise. Porter's point after attempt was blocked.

Evans, who completed 16 of 38 passes for 278 yards, then marched the Blitz 78 yards in 3:43 for the winning score.

A key play on the drive was an 18-yard bootleg by Evans on fourth and nine from the Washington 23.



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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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