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Chicago 15 at Boston 21

1983 Week 14 - Monday, June 6, 1983
Attendance: 15,087, TV: ESPN


BOSTON (UPI) The Boston Breakers are making waves in the USFL playoff race. The Breakers moved into enviable position for the league's wild card berth with a 21-15 win Monday night over the Chicago Blitz.

The victory, Boston's fourth straight, improved their record to 9-5, the same as Chicago, and one game better than Michigan, the third prime contender for a wild card berth. The Breakers again displayed their late-game ability and even Blitz coach George Allen was impressed.

Boston, which trailed 13-0 at one point, managed only eight first downs, 141 total yards and had to punt 11 times. The Blitz opened their 13-0 lead on two Frank Corral field goals and a29yard TD pass from Tim Koegel to Trumaine Johnson. But the Breakers, who have a habit of falling behind early, scored on a John Walton bootleg with 88 seconds to play in the half after a recovered fumble.

"It was a boot with no leg," joked Walton, who was averaging around 300 passing yards a game but was held to 88 by the USFL's top defense against the pass. Boston took a 14-13 lead when Richard Crump scored from six yards following a 50-yard flea-flicker and Crump added another score with 9:31 left to make it 21-13. Boston yielded a safety in the final seconds.


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