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Denver 18 at New Orleans 20

1984 Week 9 - Sunday, April 22, 1984
Denver Gold(7-1) at New Orleans Breakers(6-2)(-7)
Attendance: 22,139, TV: ABC

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Buford Jordan, who has overshadowed the more heralded Marcus Dupree, had a 182-yard day -- the most ever by a Breakers runner -- and scored twice in New Orleans' 20-18 decioion over Denver.

First-round draft choice Jordan was the star for New Orleans, but a big play by the defense also figured in the win. Denver, 7-2, lined up for a two-point conversion that would have tied the game with 31 seconds left. Breakers Coach Dick Coury and defensive coordinator Doug Kay figured out the type of pass play the Gold would use and called the right defense to stop it.

"We stayed in a zone and it paid off,"Coury said. Jordan's longest run was a 61-yard sprint in the fourth quarter. Safety Steve Trimble caught him by his left sleeve and dragged him down.


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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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