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Denver 27 at Los Angeles 10


1984 Week 1 - Sunday, February 26, 1984
Denver Gold(0-0) at Los Angeles Express(0-0)(-5)
Attendance: 32,082

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Craig Penrose's 6-yard touchdown pass to Elmer Bailey with 5:50 left broke a 10-10 tie, and Darryl Hemphill returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown just 1:11 later to break the game open for Denver as the Gold rolled to a 27-10 victory over the Los Angeles Express.

The crowd in the Coliseum was 32,082.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	0      10	0      17   -   27
LA	3	7	0	0   -   10

Scoring

LA: Zendejas 36 yd field goal - LA 3, DEN 0

DEN:Matthews 1 yd run (Speelman kick) - DEN 7, LA 3

LA: Townsell 12 yd pass from Ramsey (Zendejas kick) - LA 10, DEN 7

DEN:Speelman 43 yd field goal - DEN 10, LA 10 

DEN:Bailey 6 yd pass from Penrose (Speelman kick) - DEN 17, LA 10

DEN:Hemphill 42 yd interception return (Speelman kick) - DEN 24, LA 10 

DEN:Speelman 46 yd field goal - DEN 27, LA 10

Box Score

                             DEN             LA
First Downs                   14             18
Rushes-Yards               26-86          21-86
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    23-16-166-0    34-25-144-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-28           3-20
Total Plays-Yards         53-224         58-200
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-2
Penalties-Yards             6-65           5-43
Turnovers                      0              5
Time of Possession         29:33          30:27

Attendance = 32,082

DENVER					     LOS ANGELES
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Penrose      22  16 166  0  1 109.3          Ramsey       33  24 147  3  1  53.5
Sydney        1   0   0  0  0  39.6          Partridge     1   1  -3  0  0  79.2

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sydney       14  62  4.4  0                  Nelson       10  49  4.9  0
Matthews Bo  10  13  1.3  1                  Harrington    7  28  4.0  0
Williams      1   9  9.0  0                  Ramsey        1   9  9.0  0
White         1   2  2.0  0                  Allen         2   0  0.0  0
                                             Ellis         1   0  0.0  0 

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Bailey        3  41 13.7  1                  Hersey        5  37  7.4  0
Harris        3  34 11.3  0                  Moore         3  28  9.3  0
Sydney        3  27  9.0  0                  Ellis         5  22  4.4  0
Williams      1  23 23.0  0                  Townsell      2  20 10.0  1
Niziolek      2  15  7.5  0                  Sherrod       3  12  4.0  0
Hicks         2  10  5.0  0                  Harrington    2  12  6.0  0
Murray        1  10 10.0  0                  Nelson        3  11  3.7  0
Matthews Bo   1   6  6.0  0                  Allen         1   5  5.0  0
                                             Boddie        1  -3 -3.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harris          2  55 27.5  0                Boddie          3  83 27.7  0
Arnold          1  17 17.0  0                Allen           1  16 16.0  0 
                                             Durrette        1   5  5.0  0 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Ramsey          1   2  2.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        2-3  46  3-3    9            Zendejas        1-2  36  1-1    4
                miss: 41                                     miss: 36

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gortz           3  90 30.0                   Partridge       1  18 18.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Moore         1.5  8.5                       Howard          3  25
Stalls          1   6                        Rich            1   3
Ogrin         0.5  5.5                        

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Hemphill        1  42 42.0  1                None
Newton          1  14 14.0  0                
Martin          1   7  7.0  0 

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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