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Chicago 35 at New Orleans 41 OT


1984 Week 5 - Sunday, March 25, 1984
Chicago Blitz(0-4) at New Orleans Breakers(4-0)(-10.5)
Attendance: 43,692, TV: ABC

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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	1	2	3	4	O	F
CHI	0      17	0      18	0   -   35
NO     14	7	7	7	6   -   41

Scoring

NO: Dupree 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 7, CHI 0

NO: Jordan 14 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - NO 14, CHI 0

CHI:Anderson 6 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - NO 14, CHI 7

NO: Jordan 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 21, CHI 7

CHI:Keel 14 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - NO 21, CHI 14

CHI:Seibel 30 yd field goal - NO 21, CHI 17

NO: Ross 4 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - NO 28, CHI 17 

CHI:Fox 92 yd fumble return (Keel pass from Evans) - NO 28, CHI 25

CHI:Anderson 50 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - CHI 32, NO 28

NO: C. Smith 9 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - NO 35, CHI 32

CHI:Seibel 23 yd field goal - CHI 35, NO 35 

NO: Lockett 44 yd pass from Walton - NO 41, CHI 35

Box Score

                             CHI             NO
First Downs                   20             30
Rushes-Yards              23-122         29-151
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-22-292-0    43-29-440-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         56-414         72-591
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            5-1
Penalties-Yards            11-76           8-64
Turnovers                      0              1
Time of Possession         29:15          33:44

Attendance = 43,692

CHICAGO					     NEW ORLEANS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Evans        32  22 292  0  3 128.6          Walton       43  29 440  0  4 131.9

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Canada       13  68  5.2  0                  Jordan       19 135  7.1  1
Evans         2  23 11.5  0                  Schellen      7  18  2.6  0
Ford          3  16  5.3  0                  Dupree        2   3  1.5  1
Ferguson      5  15  3.0  0                  Walton        1  -5 -5.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      4  81 20.3  2                  Lockett       5 155 31.0  1
Haines        4  77 19.3  0                  Ross          7  92 13.1  1
Lewis         5  69 13.8  0                  Smith C       4  82 20.5  1
Canada        7  48  6.9  0                  Jordan        7  71 10.1  1
Keel          1  14 14.0  1                  Brown         2  25 12.5  0
Ford          1   3  3.0  0                  Schellen      4  15  3.8  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ford            4  86 21.5  0                Wilson          4  63 15.8  0
Stone           1  18 18.0  0                Miller          1  14 14.0  0
                                             Steels          2   8  4.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Daniel          2   7  3.5  0                Miller          1   2  2.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Seibel          2-2  30  3-3    9            Mazzetti        0-0  --  5-5    5
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gossett         3 121 40.3                   Casarino        3 134 44.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         None

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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