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Chicago 42 at Tampa Bay 3


1983 Week 5 - Saturday, April 2, 1983
Chicago Blitz(2-2) at Tampa Bay Bandits(4-0)(-3)
Attendance: 46,585, TV: ESPN

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Greg Landry tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Trumaine Jonhson and Luther Bradley returned one of his pro football-record six interceptions 93 yards for another score Saturday night as the Chicago Blitz crushed the Tampa Bay Bandits 42-3 in a United States Football League game.

A Tampa Stadium crowd of 46,585 watched as the Blitz won for the third time in five games and knocked off the USFL's last unbeaten team. There were only 3,414 no shows despite heavy rain that continued until kickoff.

Landry. who completed 19 of 26 passes for 277 yards, teamed with Johnson on a 45-yard scoring play early in the first quarter, and lofted a 5-yarder to the rookie from Grambling 59 seconds into the second half to give Chicago a 21-3advantage.

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	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	7	7      21	7   -   42
TB	0	3	0	0   -    0

Scoring

CHI:Johnson 45 yd pass from Landry (Roveto kick) - CHI 7, TB 0

TB: Andrusyshyn 32 yd field goal - CHI 7, TB 3

CHI:Long 1 yd run (Roveto kick) - CHI 14, TB 3

CHI:Johnson 5 yd pass from Landry (Roveto kick) - CHI 21, TB 3 

CHI:Bradley 93 yd interception return (Roveto kick) - CHI 28, TB 3

CHI:Landry 4 yd run (Roveto kick) - CHI 35, TB 3

CHI:Stone 8 yd run (Roveto kick) - CHI 42, ARI 3

Box Score

                             CHI             TB
First Downs                   21             14
Rushes-Yards              36-118          22-35
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    27-20-277-0    43-18-252-6
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-20           2-22
Total Plays-Yards         66-375         67-265
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            0-0
Penalties-Yards             3-31           9-66
Turnovers                      2              6
Time of Possession         32:06          27:54

Attendance = 46,585

CHICAGO					     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Landry       26  19 277  0  2 133.0          Reaves       29  12 180  4  0  22.8
Koegel        1   1   8  0  0 100.0          Jordan       12   6  72  2  0  29.2
                                             Truvillion    1   0   0  0  0  39.6
                                             Platt         1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Spencer      14  42  3.0  0                  Boone        14  22  1.6  0
Dennison      8  29  3.6  0                  Platt         6  14  2.3  0
Long          8  26  3.3  1                  Holmes        1   3  3.0  0
Landry        3  15  5.0  1                  Jordan        1  -4 -4.0  0
Stone         3   6  2.0  1                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson       7 146 20.9  2                  Buggs         2  64 32.0  0
Spencer       5  57 11.4  0                  Truvillion    2  55 27.5  0
Ricker        3  43 14.3  0                  Platt         5  35  7.0  0
Dennison      1  24 24.0  0                  Cox           2  29 14.5  0
Anderson      1   8  8.0  0                  Boone         3  28  9.3  0
Buggs         2   4  2.0  0                  Gilbert       2  17  8.5  0
Long          1   3  3.0  0                  Gillespie     1  15 15.0  0
                                             Young         1   9  9.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          2  51 25.5  0                Gillespie       2  44 22.0  0
                                             Platt           3  37 12.3  0                         
                                             Wilson          1  20 20.0  0                                                            
                                             Boone           1  16 16.0  0
                                            
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          3  35 11.7  0                Cox             3   6  2.0  0                                                            
                                             Gillespie       1   1  1.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Roveto          0-1   0  6-6    6            Andrusyshyn     1-1  32  0-0    3
                miss: 37                                     miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Garcia          5 208 41.6                   Andrusyshyn     8 341 42.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Buben           1  13                        Nordgren        2  11
Lathrop         1   9                        Washington      1   9
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Bradley         6 127 21.2  1                None
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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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