New Jersey 21 at Chicago 17
1984 Week 14 - Monday, May 28, 1984
New Jersey Generals(10-3)(-9.5) at Chicago Blitz(4-9)
Attendance: 4,307, TV: ESPN
CHICAGO (UPI) - Herschcl Walker and Maurice Carthon combined for 266 yards rushing and two touchdowns Monday to lead the New Jersey Generalsto a 21-17 come-from-behind victory over the Chicago Blitz.
New Jersey, 11-3, trailed 17-7 entering the fourth quarter, but strong safety Gregory Johnson intercepted a Vince Evans pass at the Generals' 29-yard line to stop a Blitz drive and rally New Jersey.
The Generals then marched down the field to close the gap to 17-14 on Carthon's 1-yard plunge with 10:06 to play. Carthon finished with 118 yards rushing.
New Jersey was back in business on the next series of downs after a 27-yard Chicago punt. The Generals took the ball from the Chicago 46-yard line and scored ona 25-yard pass from quarterback Brian Sipe to Jeff Spek with 6:11 to play.
Kevin Seibel put Chicago on top 3-0 with a 42-yard field goal with 4:36 left in the first quarter. The Blitz drove 32 yards in 11 plays to set up Seibel's kick.
Walker gave New Jersey the lead with 3:54 gone in the second quarter when he took a handoff on a third and one from the Generals' 31-yard line, broke to the outside and rumbled 69 yards for his 15th touchdown of the season. Walker gained 148 yards rushing.
The Blitz, 4-10, came back to take a 10-7 halftime Iead when Gary Worthy scored from two yards out with 34 seconds left in the quarter. The TD was set up when linebacker Ken Kelley recovered a Walker fumble at the New Jersey 16-yard line.
Both teams relied mainly on their ground game in the first half. Evans was 1-for-5 for 6 yards and Sipe was 0-for-2 with one interception.
May 28, 1984 New Jersey Generals - 21 Chicago Blitz - 17 at Soldier Field 4,307 New Jersey 0 7 0 14 -- 21 Chicago 3 7 7 0 -- 17 1st Quarter CHI - FG Siebel 42 2nd Quarter NJ - Walker 69 run (Ruzek kick) CHI - Worthy 2 run (Siebel kick) 3rd Quarter CHI - Canada 1 run (Siebel kick) 4th Quarter NJ - Carthon 1 run (Ruzek kick) NJ - Spek 25 pass from Sipe (Ruzek kick) TEAM STATS: NEW JERSEY CHICAGO First downs 17 10 Rushes-yards 41-264 39-142 Passing yards 75 10 Return yards 31 22 Passes 5-11-1 2-10-2 Sacks by 1-9 1-7 Punts 4-30 5-31 Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-yards 3-28 3-15 Time of possession 29:12 30:48 INDIVIDUAL STATS: RUSHING = New Jersey: 20-148, Carthon 20-118, Sipe 1-(-2). Chicago: Canada 18-89, Worthy 14-33, Stone 1-9, Evans 2-6, Ferguson 4-5. PASSING = New Jersey: Sipe 5-11-1-82. Chicago: Evans 2-10-2-19. RECEIVING = New Jersey: Spek 2-46, Carthon 2-28, Walker 1-8. Chicago: Ferguson 1-13, Lewis 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS = none
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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn