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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.

Complete Game


May 28, 1984
New Jersey Generals - 21
Chicago Blitz - 17
at Soldier Field

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)

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

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.

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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