1984 Houston Gamblers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 13-5
Finishing 1st in the USFL's West Division of the Western Conference
Coach: Jack Pardee (13-5)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 253,372, Avg. 28,152 in 9 home dates
1984 Houston Gamblers Roster
The Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League ended the 1984 season with a record of 13 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the USFL's West Division of the Western Conference.
Offensively, Houston paced the circuit with 618 points. At the same time, the defensive unit allowed 400 points. Jim Kelly led the charge, passing for 5,219 yards. Richard Johnson snagged 115 passes for 1,455 yards. Ricky Sanders was targeted regularly, too.
Todd Fowler ran for a team-best 1,003 yards for the Gamblers.
Will Lewis picked off 8 errant tosses from the opposition. Pete Catan topped the defensive unit with 16 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 62 sacks.
Jack Pardee coached the team. The 1984 Houston Gamblers lost in the Quarterfinal.
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Regular Season Points For: 618
Regular Season Points Against: 400
|February 4, 1984||Houston Gamblers 19 at San Antonio Gunslingers 17||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||Harlingen, TX|
|February 11, 1984||Houston Gamblers 34 at Jacksonville Bulls 22||W||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0|
|February 18, 1984||Houston Gamblers 34 at Oklahoma Outlaws 7||W||0-0-0||3-0-0||3-0-0||Stillwater, OK|
|February 26, 1984||Houston Gamblers 17 at Tampa Bay Bandits 20||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0|
|March 5, 1984||Houston Gamblers 35 at San Antonio Gunslingers 7||W||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0|
|March 11, 1984||Houston Gamblers 45 at Chicago Blitz 36||W||0-0-0||2-1-0||2-1-0|
|March 18, 1984||New Jersey Generals 25 at Houston Gamblers 32||W||1-0-0||2-1-0||3-1-0|
|March 26, 1984||Michigan Panthers 52 at Houston Gamblers 34||L||1-1-0||2-1-0||3-2-0|
|March 31, 1984||Houston Gamblers 28 at Oklahoma Outlaws 31||L||1-1-0||2-2-0||3-3-0||OT|
|April 9, 1984||Washington Federals 13 at Houston Gamblers 31||W||2-1-0||2-2-0||4-3-0|
|April 16, 1984||Houston Gamblers 35 at Oakland Invaders 27||W||2-1-0||3-2-0||5-3-0|
|April 21, 1984||Arizona Wranglers 24 at Houston Gamblers 37||W||3-1-0||3-2-0||6-3-0|
|April 30, 1984||Los Angeles Express 27 at Houston Gamblers 24||L||3-2-0||3-2-0||6-4-0||OT|
|May 6, 1984||Houston Gamblers 28 at Michigan Panthers 31||L||3-2-0||3-3-0||6-5-0||OT|
|May 12, 1984||Houston Gamblers 47 at Pittsburgh Maulers 26||W||3-2-0||4-3-0||7-5-0|
|May 20, 1984||Oklahoma Outlaws 12 at Houston Gamblers 31||W||4-2-0||4-3-0||8-5-0|
|May 25, 1984||Houston Gamblers 54 at Jacksonville Bulls 7||W||4-2-0||5-3-0||9-5-0|
|June 3, 1984||Houston Gamblers 36 at Denver Gold 20||W||4-2-0||6-3-0||10-5-0|
|June 10, 1984||Chicago Blitz 13 at Houston Gamblers 38||W||5-2-0||6-3-0||11-5-0|
|June 18, 1984||San Antonio Gunslingers 26 at Houston Gamblers 29||W||6-2-0||6-3-0||12-5-0|
|June 25, 1984||Memphis Showboats 3 at Houston Gamblers 37||W||7-2-0||6-3-0||13-5-0|
|July 1, 1984||Arizona Wranglers 17 at Houston Gamblers 16||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||Quarterfinals|