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Los Angeles 14 at Chicago 20


1983 Week 4 - Sunday, March 27, 1983
Los Angeles Express(2-1) at Chicago Blitz(1-2)(-3.5)
Attendance: 10,936, TV: ABC

CHICAGO(AP) - George Allen has always preached defense. The Blitz practiced it against Los Angeles, recovering a fumble and intercepting two Tom Ramsey passes in the final 6 minutes to preserve the 20-14 victory.

"I don't know if our budget can stand it but we gave all 40 guys a game ball," said Allen. 'The defense sucked it up it the end. We took the ball away three times. That's the way it has to be."

Jim Fahnhorst's recovery of a LaRue Harrington fumble set up John Roveto's second field goal, a 24-yarder with 2:04 to play that gave Chicago its winning margin, then Wally Pesuit and Eddie Brown intercepted Ramsey to kill the final chances by the Express.

Kevin Long's 1-yard run and Greg Landry's 5-yard pass to Doug Cozen accounted for Chicago's TDs. Ramsey passed 40 yards to Tony Boddie and 18 yards to Ricky Ellis for the Express' points.

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	1	2	3	4	F
LA	0       0      14	0   -   14
CHI	0      10	7	3   -   20

Scoring

CHI:Roveto 38 yd field goal - CHI 3, LA 0

CHI:Long 1 yd run (Roveto kick) - CHI 10, LA 0

LA: Boddie 40 yd pass from Ramsey (Abbott kick) - CHI 10, LA 7

CHI:Cozen 5 yd pass from Landry (Roveto kick) - CHI 17, LA 7 

LA: Ellis 18 yd pass from Ramsey (Abbott kick) - CHI 17, LA 14

CHI:Roveto 24 yd field goal - CHI 20, LA 14

Box Score

                              LA            CHI
First Downs                   12             19
Rushes-Yards               23-93         40-158
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    32-12-122-2    36-20-173-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-7            1-9
Total Plays-Yards         56-208         77-322
Fumbles-Lost                 5-1            3-0
Penalties-Yards             5-20          13-65
Turnovers                      3              0
Time of Possession         24:29          35:31

Attendance = 10,936

LOS ANGELES				     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Rae          12   4  29  0  0  42.4          Landry       36  20 173  0  1  77.7
Ramsey       20   8  93  2  2  48.5          
  
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boddie       10  50  5.0  0                  Spencer      21  87  4.1  0
Barnett       5  21  4.2  0                  Long         12  58  4.8  1
Ramsey        2  14  7.0  0                  Landry        5  12  2.4  0
Harrington    5   6  1.2  0                  Stone         2   1  0.5  0 
Haslip        1   2  2.0  0                  
                                             
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Boddie        2  46 23.0  1                  Johnson,T     6  70 11.7  0
Haines        3  26  8.7  0                  Buggs,W       3  53 17.7  0
Haslip        3  20  6.7  0                  Long          4  16  4.0  0
Ellis,R       1  18 18.0  1                  Spencer       3  15  5.0  0
Harrington    3  12  4.0  0                  Ricker        3  14  4.7  0
                                             Cozen         1   5  5.0  1 
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Turner,L        1  17 17.0  0                Willis          2  47 23.5  0
Fox             1  11 11.0  0                
Burleson        1  11 17.0  0                 
Seawell         1   0  0.0  0                 
                                            
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Turner,L        2   6  3.0  0                Willis          4  28  7.0  0
Fox             1   2  2.0  0                
Byers           1   0  0.0  0                
    
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Abbott          0-1   0  2-2    2            Roveto          2-3  38  2-2    8
                miss: 45                                     miss: 45

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge,J     7 296 42.3                   Garcia          8 311 38.9

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Weaver          1   9                        Ehrmann       0.5 3.5
                                             Lorch         0.5 3.5 
           
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Brown,E         1   5  5.0  0
                                             Smith,E         1   1  1.0  0 

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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