Who Young RJ
FOX Sports Writer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Through the first game of the second half of this opening season, Birmingham Stallions they have continued their career as a classmate United States Football League.
However, the New Jersey Generals are on a five-game winning streak, and in the Southern Division there is a fierce battle between the Tampa Bay Bandits and the New Orleans Breakers to reach the playoffs.
The Philadelphia Stars are looking to widen the gap between themselves and the Michigan Panthers and Pittsburgh Maulers for the final North Division playoffs.
Everything is still in play when we enter Week 7. No one knows this better than Bart Andrus, who felt lucky to come out on top against the Bandits on Saturday.
“Our fight is with ourselves and three other teams [in the North Division] right now, “he said. 0-0 next week “.
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1. Birmingham Stallions
Not Scooby Wright, not CJ Marable – no problem.
The Stallions released former Alabama defender Bo Scarbrough against the Panthers last week, charging 16 in 105 streams.
Despite a bad game from quarterback J’Mar Smith – he got his start at Birmingham – the Stallions found enough attack and defense to start where they left off the first half of the first half of the season: undefeated.
With 6-0, they have two games to play against their closest rival in the South (Breakers) and their closest opponent in the North (Generals) – and they have won both.
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2. Generals of New Jersey
Mike Riley’s Generals are on a five-game winning streak in the 7th week of the game, though the Houston Gamblers worked hard to win them 26-25 on Sunday.
The Stallions completed a 10-minute, 28-second drive to finish Stars in Week 5. The Breakers put up 18 games and a 94-yard touchdown run, eating nine minutes and 21 seconds of the first quarter against the Maulers. But General overcame both of them with a 23-game 95-meter drive, which he ate complete third trimester.
In addition to being 2nd overall in the standings, it looks like the team that will give the Stallions an honest challenge for the tournament is just a month away from finishing the regular season.
3. New Orleans Breakers
The return of attacking coordinator Noel Mazzone seemed to help the Breakers find their rhythm after losing to the Generals in the 5th week.
It was a revelation in The Breakers by Anthony Jones that Jordan Ellis didn’t have the same mojo we saw from him in the past few weeks.
Jerod Fernandez continued to play as a USFL All-Star. He made 11 tackles to move from New Orleans to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
4. Philadelphia Stars
Star line player Jordan Moore decided to show everyone what the SEC speed is against Tampa. Moore – a former champion in the Big 12 and SEC 110-meter hurdles – chased Rashard Davis inside the 10-meter line.
Stars received a 140-yard touchdown pass from Matt Matt Colburn – the third-best in the league this season – in one of the worst yards of a game in the USFL team (65) before winning against Tampa.
Without star quarterback Bryan Scott for the third week in a row, the Stars are holding on to second place in the North American USFL playoff race.
5. Tampa Bay Bandits
Jordan Ta’amu put together one of the best displays of the season’s passes, going over 300 yards with four goals and a single interception, as the Bandits fell less than five yards from the Stars ’long-range lead.
If the Bandits continue to limit their turnovers and get a great game from both secondary and wide receivers, there’s no reason to believe they can’t compete for a playoff spot in the Southern Division.
6. Michigan Panthers
Jeff Fisher was able to shoot an extra point when he probably had to go for a three-point change – instead of being forced to play under pressure by the Stallions, the decision to hold the ball with an advantage was perhaps not the best move.
However, his acquittal was well acquitted, although there was little peace of mind as he ran out of time to fight for the second round of the Northern Division.
Shea Patterson has gone better than 250 yards in his last two outings, and he seems to have finally settled down during the Panthers ’starting season.
7. Pittsburgh Maulers
The Maulers couldn’t find an answer to stop the Breakers from running, but they were able to find a way to stop the league’s top walker – Kyle Sloter’s quarter was just 92 yards out in 21 attempts.
Maulers ’defense has been his strength since the 1st week. Not only has Vad Lee established himself as the Maulers ’starting quarterback, but as a threatening issue in the running game, coach Kirby Wilson hopes his team will start tying victories over time. in their season.
The Maulers will be looking for an emulation of the Generals: hold the ball, run the ball and play opportunistic defense in hopes of getting into the playoffs in the final week of June.
8. Houston Gamblers
An defense that has been excellent at creating ratings is usually hampered by an opportunist attack that chose to flex against them.
While Clayton Thorson fired three TDs, the Gamblers ’attack was only 57 yards collected in 19 shots against the generals. Mark Thompson had just 23 yards in 11 races.
Donald Payne is still a fighting machine – he was 18 on Sunday and has two sacks and 76 receptions this season.
Payne has more history (76) than Thorson has scored in points (66), and Thorson is the leader in league points (66, 10 touchdown passes and a touchdown in a hurry).
RJ Young is the national football writer and analyst at FOX Sports and the host of the podcast. “1st place with RJ Young“Follow me on Twitter @RJ_Youngand subscribe “RJ Young Show“YouTube. Not in StepMill.
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