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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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	3	0	3      12   -   18
NO	7	3	7	3   -   20

Scoring

NO: Jordan 9 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 7, DEN 0

DEN:Speelman 39 yd field goal - NO 7, DEN 3

NO: Mazzetti 29 yd field goal - NO 10, DEN 3

NO: Jordan 13 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 17, DEN 3

DEN:Speelman 31 yd field goal - NO 17, DEN 6

DEN:Speelman 26 yd field goal - NO 17, DEN 9

NO: Mazzetti 22 yd field goal - NO 20, DEN 9

DEN:Speelman 34 yd field goal - NO 20, DEN 12

DEN:Harris 18 yd pass from Mortensen (pass failed) - NO 20, DEN 18

Box Score

                             DEN             NO
First Downs                   19             19
Rushes-Yards               27-95         31-210
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-20-266-1    29-16-164-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-32            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         64-329         60-374
Fumbles-Lost                 4-1            1-1
Penalties-Yards             5-25          12-88
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         29:04          30:56

Attendance = 22,139

DENVER					     NEW ORLEANS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Gagliano     22  12 146  1  0  56.3          Walton       29  16 164  1  0  57.3
Mortensen    11   8 120  0  1 138.4          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sydney       13  51  3.9  0                  Jordan       19 182  9.6  2
White        10  27  2.7  0                  Schellen      7  20  2.9  0
Williams      1   8  8.0  0                  Dupree        4   6  1.5  0
Gagliano      1   7  7.0  0                  Steels        1   2  2.0  0
Mortensen     1   3  3.0  0                  
Johnson B     1  -1 -1.0  0                    

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Hicks         6  82 13.7  0                  Ross          4  63 15.8  0
Harris        3  61 20.3  1                  Lockett       2  29 14.5  0
White         4  43 10.8  0                  Smith C       2  29 14.5  0
Bailey        2  26 13.0  0                  Jordan        4  26  6.5  0
Johnson B     2  21 10.5  0                  Brown         1  10 10.0  0
Williams      1  19 19.0  0                  Dupree        2   4  2.0  0
Sydney        2  14  7.0  0                  Bayle         1   3  3.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harris          4 103 25.8  0                Good            4  78 19.5  0
Arnold          1  22 22.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Kimmel          1   0  0.0  0                Wilson          2  11  5.5  0
Johnson B       1   0  0.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        4-4  39  0-0   12            Mazzetti        2-2  29  2-2    8
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Speelman        2  76 38.0                   Casarino        3 120 40.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Ah You          2  12
                                             Merrell         1  10
                                             Robinson        1  10

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Bungart         1   8  8.0  0                Smith T         1  37 37.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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