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Chicago 35 at New Orleans 41 OT

1984 Week 5 - Sunday, March 25, 1984
Attendance: 43,692, TV: ABC


Walton to Lockett for the winning TD in overtime.


New Orleans(AP) - There are two ways to look at Johnnie Walton's 44-yard touchdown pass to Frank Lockett at 2:59 of sudden-death overtime. Since the long-range toss gave the unbeaten New Orleans Breakers a wild 41-35 United States Football League victory over the winless Chicago Blitz, Lockett, who took the pass over his shoulder and streaked across the goal line, called it "a hell of a throw. I just turned and the ball was there."

But Chicago Coach Marv Levy had a different view."Their guy threw a pass, our guy missed it, their guy caught it," he said.

Walton's overtime TD strike to Lockett capped a game in which the New Orleans quarterback completed 29 of 43 passes for 440 yards and four touchdowns. He hit Buford Jordan who caught seven passes for 71 yards and rushed for 135 on a 14 yard scoring pass in the first quarter, Dan Ross on a four-yarder in the third quarter and Charlie Smith from nine yards out with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter after Chicago had taken a 32-28 lead.

The Blitz tied it 35-35 on Kevin Seibel's 23-yard field goal with no time left on the clock.


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