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Chicago 38 at Los Angeles 17


1983 Week 9 - Sunday, May 1, 1983
Chicago Blitz(5-3)(-3) at Los Angeles Express(4-4)
Attendance: 21,123

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Greg Landry threw three touchdown passes Sunday as the Chicago Blitz made Coach George Allen's homecoming a triumphant one with a 38-17 United States Football League victory over the Los Angeles Express.

Two of Landry's touchdown passes, both to tight end Paul Ricker, came in the opening half as the Blitz shot out to a 24-3 lead at the intermission.

His other touchdown pass was a 9-yarder to Doug Dennison in the final period.

The game, played before a crowd of 21,123, marked a victorious return to the Coliseum for Allen, who formerly had coached the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI    14      10	7	7   -   38
LA	0	3	7	7   -   17

Scoring

CHI:Ricker 18 yd pass from Landry (Corral kick) - CHI 7, LA 0

CHI:Long 1 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 14, LA 0

CHI:Corral 28 yd field goal - CHI 17, LA 0

CHI:Ricker 1 yd pass from Landry (Corral kick) - CHI 24, LA 0

LA: Abbott 42 yd field goal - CHI 24, LA 3

LA: K. Williams 53 yd pass from Ramsey (Abbott kick) - CHI 24, LA 10

CHI:Shields 44 yd interception return (Corral kick) - CHI 31, LA 10

LA: Haines 40 yd pass from Ramsey (Abbott kick) - CHI 31, LA 17

CHI:Dennison 9 yd pass from Landry (Corral kick) - CHI 38, LA 17

Box Score

                             CHI             LA
First Downs                   13             18
Rushes-Yards               34-84          23-96
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    23-11-186-0    33-17-241-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-12           5-33
Total Plays-Yards         58-258         61-304
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            2-2
Penalties-Yards             7-45           4-20
Turnovers                      1              5
Time of Possession         29:37          30:23

Attendance = 21,123

CHICAGO					     LOS ANGELES
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Landry       23  11 186  0  3 115.2          Ramsey       25  14 196  2  2  74.8
                                             Rae           8   5  45  1  0  38.0
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Long          9  40  4.4  1                  Barnett      11  59  5.4  0
Boatner       9  20  2.2  0                  Boddie        8  26  3.3  0
Spencer      14  12  0.9  0                  Ramsey        3   8  2.7  0
Dennison      1   6  6.0  0                  Davis         1   3  3.0  0  
Johnson       1   6  6.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson       4 105 26.3  0                  Haines        6 106 17.7  1
Ricker        4  52 13.0  2                  Ellis         8  69  8.6  0
Willis        1  12 12.0  0                  Williams, K   1  53 53.0  1
Dennison      1   9  9.0  0                  Boddie        3  10  3.3  0
Spencer       1   8  8.0  0                  Barnett       1   3  3.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          4  74 18.5  0                Tolbert         4  79 19.8  0
                                             Davis           2  38 19.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          3  64 21.3  0                Tolbert         1   7  7.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          1-1  28  5-5    8            Abbott          1-1  42  2-2    5
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          7 260 37.1                   Partridge       5 188 37.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Lee             2  11                        Weaver          1  12
Smith           1   9                        
Brown           1   9                        
Ehrmann         1   4                        
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Shields         1  44 44.0  1                None
Smith           1   3  3.0  0                
Livers          1   0  0.0  0 

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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