Boston vs San Diego

Actual: Gino Cappelletti kicked a pair of second-half field goals Sunday to lift the winless Boston Patriots to a 13-13 tie with the unbeaten San Diego Chargers. Cappelletti, the defending American Football League scoring champion, had still another second-half attempt blocked as the Chargers fumbled the ball three times to set up Boston scoring attempts. A crowd of 20,924 at Boston saw the Chargers build a 13-7 first-half lead after trailing briefly on a 73-yard scoring pass from Boston quarterback Babe Parilli to halfback Ron Burton. The Chargers, who now have won four and tied two, struck back with an even longer scoring play, an 80-yard pass play from John Hadl to Lance Alworth. Boston launched its comeback early in the third period when Patriot defender Whit Graves recovered a Leslie Duncan fumble on an attempted punt at the Charger 18. Cappelletti booted a 21-yard field goal four plays later when Boston was unable to break through the stubborn San Diego defense. The Chargers found themselves in another hole in the fourth quarter when a short punt came down on their own 42. A 28-yard Parilli-to-Jim Colclough pass play and a defensive holding penalty set Boston up with a first down on the Charger 9. San Diego’s defense once again forced the Patiots out and Cappelletti kicked his tying field goal from the 22-yard stripe with just more than 10 minutes remaining.

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