March 22, 2022
After 10 weeks in the SFL season, Baltimore (8-0), Vancouver (8-1) and Louisiana (7-2) just keep on winning. All three teams have won at least their last five games, while no other team in the league during that stretch has had a better record than 3-2. Baltimore has done it with the best scoring offense (37.5 PPG), Louisiana has done it with the best scoring defense (17.1 PPG allowed) and Vancouver has done it with balance – 19 passing touchdowns, 14 rushing touchdowns, offensively. So will anyone else join these three as bonified Championship contenders? There’s two teams who have a .500 record or better on win streaks right now not named the three above: Houston and Queen City.
This week on Next Level Sports at 2:30 pm ET the Arizona Scorpions (3-5) go on the road to take on the London Knights (4-5). In the second game of the doubleheader, the Vancouver Legion (8-1) head to Los Angeles to take on the Lycans (3-6). It’s LA’s last stand as the team tries to end a three-game slide after starting the season on pretty good footing, with nice resume wins against Jacksonville and Charleston. Good news for LA: The home team in 8-0 in the series history. Arizona and London is a rematch of last-season’s Wild Card that saw Arizona humiliate London in the Knights’ first playoff appearance. Both teams will be looking to prove they can win – and make – the playoffs this season in a game full of desperation to avoid a crucial sixth loss.
You can watch games on Next Level Sports on DirectTV, Ch. 623; AT&T U-Verse, Ch. 1665; and on Verizon Fios, Ch. 597.
Sunday’s doubleheader starts with St. Louis/Jacksonville and Carolina/Atlanta at 7 pm ET, followed by Las Vegas/Baltimore and Queen City/Sioux Falls at 9 pm ET. Most eyes will be on Queen City (4-4) and Sioux Falls (5-4) renewing their historical rivalry with major playoff implications. It will be the 13th time the two teams have met, which includes four playoff meetings. It’s the first time the two teams have squared off since Season 15 and only the third time they have met this late in a regular season.
The final Monday Night Special of the season features red-hot Fort Worth (3-6) and Lone Star (5-4). The Toros are 0-5 in their fight for DFW supremacy but Fort Worth is riding two incredible victories – one a 21-point comeback over San Diego and another a dominant 32-point stomping over Los Angeles. Will it be enough to take out the thorn in its side and if so – can Fort Worth climb all the way out of a 1-6 hole to make a playoff push?