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Portland 7 at New Jersey 34

1985 Week 8 - Sunday, April 14, 1985
Attendance: 38,245, TV: ABC


PORTLAND (UPI) - It appears the New Jersey Generals are on the march. Sunday, against the Portland Breakers, it looked like Sherman's march to the sea.

The Generals scored on every possession through three quaters en route to a 34-7 humiliation of the Breakers, and with a soft schedule the next three weeks, they could well be on a serious roll.

"Statistically, this might have been our best game," Generals coach Walt Michaels said. "As I said to the team, when you get a good pass rush, good rushing from your backs, and good plays from your offensive line, things are going to open up."

April 14, 1985
New Jersey Generals - 34
Portland Breakers - 7
at Giants Stadium
38,245

Portland      0    0   0   7  --   7
New Jersey    4   10   3   7  --  34

1st Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 1 run (Ruzek kick)
             NJ - Spek 24 pass from Flutie (Ruzek kick)
2nd Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 1 run (Ruzek kick)
             NJ - FG Ruzek 44
3rd Qtr ---- NJ - FG Ruzek 27
4th Qtr ---- PORT - Allen 24 pass from Robinson (Mazzetti kick)
             NJ - Pegues 35 run (Ruzek kick

TEAM STATS             PORTLAND           NEW JERSEY
First Downs                18                   22
Rushes-Yards           18-113               42-249
Passing Yards             118                  184
Return Yards              136                   85
Passes                  15-38-2              13-19-1
Sacks By                  1-7                 3-26
Punts                    2-48                  0-0
Fumbles-Lost              1-0                  2-1
Penalties-Yards          4-15                 6-43
Time of Possession      24:06                34:54

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = Portland: V.Williams 8-40, Beverly 6-37, Woodward 1-20, L.Jackson
       2-7, Robinson 1-9.  New Jersey: Walker 25-109, Pegues 3-71, Carthon
       10-59, Harmon 2-10, Reeve 1-4, Flutie 1-(-4).
PASSING = Portland: Robinson 12-27-2-100, Woodward 3-11-0-34.  New Jersey:
       Flutie 13-18-0-191, Reeves 0-1-1-0.
RECEIVING = Portland: Lockett 4-35, Franz 3-29, V.Williams 2-18, L.Jackson
       2-14, Allen 1-24, Beverly 1-13, Hall 1-7, Ross 1-4.  New Jersey:
       Walker 5-35, Collins 2-69, Spek 2-36, Broughton 2-14, Bowers 1-27,
       Harmon 1-10.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = None

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