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Denver 31 at Pittsburgh 21

1984 Week 8 - Saturday, April 14, 1984
Attendance: 16,773

PITTSBURGH(AP) -- The Pittsburgh Maulers still can't win for losing. The Denver Gold can't lose for winning.

The Gold fell behind the Los Angeles Express by 14 points last week, then trailed the Maulers by 21 points Saturday. The Maulers led the New Orleans Breakers 24-17 with two minutes to play last Sunday, then led the Gold 21-0. The Gold won both games. The Maulers lost both games.

"This team is made of super glue," Coach Craig Morton said after reserve quarterback Bob Gagliano rallied the Gold with 31 unanswered second-half points for a 31-21 victory over the slumping Maulers. "They just keep sticking together."

But the Gold, 7-1, spent much of the first half getting stuck by the Maulers, 2-6, as Mike Rozier broke loose for his first 100-yard game as a pro and Glenn Carano threw three touchdown passes, two to Greg Anderson.

"We came out relaxed in the second half," said Maulers' defensive end Sam Clancy. "We were winning 21-0 and we were saying, 'Where are we going to party tonight?' We thought we had the game won. "But there was still a half to be played. I include myself in that; it was most of the guys. Even when they scored the first touchdown and the second touchdown, we were saying, 'Don't worry about it. We're still going to win the game.' We talked about it, but we didn't do anything about it.' "It's almost impossible to blow a 2l-point lead, but we did it."

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