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Philadelphia 17 at Boston 21

1983 Week 13 - Sunday, May 29, 1983
Attendance: 15,668, TV: ABC


Walton to Lockett on the final play.


BOSTON - By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer - Boston's 21-17 victory Sunday over Philadelphia on a last-play tipped touchdown catch by Frank Lockett halted the Stars' eight-game winning streak and prevented them from winning the United States Football League's Atlantic Division title.

Boston began its winning 65-yard drive with 1:50 to play. Johnnie Walton threw on all 12 plays, completing seven passes.

On fourth-and-two at the Philadelphia 14 with four seconds to go, Walton threw to Charlie Smith in a crowd in the end zone. The ball bounced off Smith's hand and fluttered a few feet away to Lockett.

His catch gave the Breakers, 8-5, their third consecutive victory and dropped the Stars to 11-2.


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