The New Orleans Breakers are coming off their inaugural loss of the USFL season against the Memphis Showboats. They are now poised to face the Philadelphia Stars, who secured an unusual victory solely through field goals, accumulating 24 points. Eager to overcome their recent defeat, the Breakers aim to rebound against the Stars on their home turf.
Where to Watch/Location/Time:
Ford Field (Detroit, Michigan)
12 EST/11 SDT
Players to Watch:
QB Case Cookus: One of the most popular quarterbacks in the league, Cookus has consistently impressed, boasting a completion rate of over 60%.
WR Corey Coleman: Anticipating a breakout performance, Coleman, a former NFL wide receiver, seeks to prove himself at the highest level of football. He leads the Stars in receiving yards with 258.
DE Adam Rodriguez: The dominant defensive end has been a leader for Philadelphia all season long. He will give New Orleans’ offensive line problems on Sunday.
K Luis Aguilar: In the previous week, Aguilar single-handedly contributed 24 points to the Stars’ offense, converting all eight of his field goal attempts. As a result, he earned the Special Teams Player of the Week accolade.
New Orleans Breakers
QB McLeod Bethel Thompson: Following a subpar performance in their last outing, the Breakers’ quarterback aims to rebound strongly this weekend.
RB Wes Hills: Leading the league in rushing, Hills encountered difficulty in the previous game and seeks to bulldoze through the Stars’ formidable front seven.
WR Jay Adams: With the absence of Johnnie Dixon, Jay Adams assumes a pivotal role as the next man up at wide receiver. Thus far, he has performed admirably in Dixon’s stead.
CB Neville Clarke: Although Clarke managed an interception in the last game, he faced challenges in covering the Showboats’ wide receivers.
New Orleans Breakers | John DeFillippo (1st year)
Philadelphia Stars | Bart Andrus (2nd year)
Both the Philadelphia Stars and New Orleans Breakers offenses struggled significantly in their previous outings, necessitating adjustments to reignite their scoring prowess in the upcoming match at the Motor City. The quarterbacks of both teams will play a crucial role in securing victory for their respective sides.
Will the necessary adaptations be made? Can the Breakers bounce back? Or will the Stars seize another USFL triumph in Motown? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!