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Houston 35 at Oakland 27

1984 Week 8 - Monday, April 16, 1984
Attendance: 18,320, TV: Local?


OAKLAND(AP) The Houston Gamblers came out throwing, as usual, and another high scoring game was underway.

But the first 20 points went on the Oakland Invaders side of the scoreboard Monday night.

Ive never thrown four interceptions that quickly in my life. I think our offense gave them a few more points than we should have, Gamblers quarterback Jim Kelly said after his teams come-from-behind 35-27 United States Football League victory, one which gave the Gamblers a 5-3 record.

But we kept our poise. We did what we had to do, added the rookie who went over the 300-yard mark for the fourth time as a pro, passing for 304, and threw his 15th and 16th touchdown passes, both to Richard Johnson.

The Houston comeback featured two touchdown runs by Sam Harrell, who totaled 150 yards rushing. The Gamblers, highest scoring team in the USFL, finished with 504 yards on offense and held Oaklands offense to 248.


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