GAMBLERS TRIVIA

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The Gamblers were aligned in the USFL's Central Division for their inaugural season in 1984.
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Placed in a division with two other expansion teams (the Oklahoma Outlaws and San Antonio Gunslingers) and the Chicago Blitz (which were the transplanted Arizona Wranglers), it was expected that the division's fifth team, the Michigan Panthers, would roll to an easy repeat as division champions.
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The Gamblers proved otherwise, however, racking up 13 victories in 18 regular season games and scoring a whopping 618 points to overtake the Panthers and earn the Central Division crown in their inaugural season.
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The Panthers, who finished 10-8-0, had to settle for second place and a wild-card berth in the post-season.
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Both teams would end their 1984 seasons in heartbreaking fashion.  The Panthers would be knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by the L.A. Express in a 27-21, triple overtime thriller that was the longest game in pro football history.
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The Gamblers meanwhile would take a 16-3 lead against the Arizona Wranglers in their divisional playoff matchup, only to see it evaporate in the game's final minutes.  The Wranglers scored a pair of touchdowns to eliminate the Gamblers, 17-16.

Player Att Cmp Cmp% Yards TD INT
Jim Kelly 567 360 63.5 4,623 39 19
Todd Dillon 225 121 53.8 1,495 9 9

Player Att Yards TD
Todd Fowler 92 402 3
Sam Harrell 69 326 7
Jim Kelly 28 170 1

Player Rec Yards TD
Richard Johnson 103 1,384 14
Clarence Verdin 84 1,004 9
Gerald McNeil 58 1,017 6
Sam Harrell 51 491 2

Player XPM XPA FG FGA Points
Toni Fritsch 59 62 21 24 122

Player Punts Yards Avg.
Frank Corral 24 961 40.0
Dale Walters 38 1,501 39.5

Player Ret Yards Avg.
Gerald McNeil 39 505 12.9

Player Ret Yards Avg.
Clarence Verdin 28 746 26.6
Vinvent Courville 18 434 24.1
Calvin Eason 8 146 18.3

Player INT Yards Avg.
Luther Bradley 12 161 13.4
Durwood Roquemore 7 107 15.3
Kiki DeAyala 4 37 9.3

Player Sacks . .
Pete Catan 11.0 - -
Van Hughes 7.0 - -
Hosea Taylor 6.5 - -


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