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Los Angeles 14 at Chicago 20

1983 Week 4 - Sunday, March 27, 1983
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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