Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL
July 30, 1988, Attendance: 15,018
Detroit 24, Chicago 13 Ė Detroitís Steve Griffin denied the city of Chicago its second pro football title in three years (The Chicago Bears won the NFL title in 1986) with 2 INTís, a fumble recovery and six receptions for 52 yards. Trailing 21-7, Chicago marched to Detroitís 11 yard line at the end of the half only to be intercepted by Griffin who reclaimed 49 yards as time ran out. With Chicago trailing by just 8 points, Griffin made his second aerial steal to regain the ball with 3:41 remaining in the game. Dwayne Dixon caught five passes for 63 yards, recovered a key fumble, knocked down a pass and added two tackles. Detroit rookie George LaFrance, who would go on to compete in six more ArenaBowls, had one catch for 9 yards.