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This Week in Arena Football - Week 9

by Jon Jon 4/28/071 Comment Comment »
This Week in Arena Football - Week 9 PhotoA day late and a dollar short, it's the AFL weekly preview on FanIQ!

Today is one of the biggest days on the football calendar and I know you have been looking forward to This Week in Arena Football for months. What other football-related event is more important? I can't think of a single one.

We'll start by diving into the recaps. The biggest news of the week was Georgia knocking off Dallas. Dallas had been the last undefeated team in the league, which means the '72 Miami Dolphins can now drink their champagne.

In other games, Arizona shocked me, as well as the Utah Blaze. Columbus won once again, holding the suddenly sucktastic Philadelphia team to just 21 points. San Jose, Orlando, Colorado, Chicago, Nashville and Austin were also winners.


Here is this week's Super 7, which as usual was picked by you, the fans. Each team listed has their record next to their name, as well as their gain or loss in the rankings from the previous week.



Arena Football League Super 7 - After Week 8


7. Philadelphia Soul (4-3)  Down 2 spots

Philadelphia is in a very bad place. Their starting QB is hurt. They've lost 3 straight games. And now they play the defending AFL champs this week. Philly sports fans should be used to collapses like this though, no?


6. Columbus Destroyers (4-3)  Up 3 spots

Don't let their 4-3 record fool you, as I have said before, this is a pretty good team. They are playing well right now & the schedule gets easier now, as they face Tampa Bay this week.


5. Utah Blaze (5-3)  Down 1 spot

Last week I said that there should have been a 20 point spread in the Utah/Arizona game. I was almost right about that, I just got the team wrong.


4. Colorado Crush (5-3)  Up 3 spots

A win against Las Vegas got Colorado a huge jump in the Super 7. This week they face Kansas City, but I think they should be able to win a close one, say 45-42 or something like that.



Chicago Rush head coach Mike Hohensee was hit by a car while walking through a grocery store parking lot on Friday. Fortunately he was not seriously hurt, but it is unknown whether he will be able to coach the team on Monday. Here's hoping he makes a speedy recovery.


Back to the Super 7...


3. Chicago Rush (6-1) No change

Another week, another win. Chicago won't be able to surprise teams in the playoffs this year - everyone will be gunning for them this time around and I doubt they will have a 7-9 record that allows them to fly under the radar.


2. Dallas Desperados (7-1) Down 1 spotThis Week in Arena Football - Week 9 Photo

For the first time this season, we see Dallas in a position other than #1. Georgia took care of business last week, winning the #1 vs #2 matchup 78-63. They'll still be okay though. My guess is that the two teams will see each other at some point in the playoffs this year. By the way, Dallas stopped their losing streak at one, winning their game vs Nashville Friday night.


1. Georgia Force (7-1) #1 team for 1st week

Georgia is your new #1! And you all know what that means... we finally get to see another team's cheerleader! Georgia has already played their Week 9 game, winning down in New Orleans, so we'll probably see another next week. Maybe I can find a photo that doesn't look like it was taken with a DMV camera. Invest in better equipment, Georgia!


That's it for This Week in the AFL! Check back next Friday for a recap of this week's action and a preview of the Week 10 games.

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Arena Football Week 9 Super Poll
Read the Article: This Week in Arena Football - Week 9

Each week I will ask you to make predictions based on the results and statistics from the week before.


Last week's winners:



Featured by: CriticalFanatic at 4/24/07 10:23AM
Scored by Jon on 04/30/07 at 12:36PM | Closed on 04/27/07 at 07:00PM
FanIQ Pts? 8 | Arena Football | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer22 Fans 
  1. In Week 8, 4 teams scored 70 or more points. How many do so in Week 9? (10 points)
0%a. 0
0%b. 1
64%c. 2
Correct32%d. 3
5%e. 4 or more
  2. Road teams won 2 out of the 9 games in Week 8. How many road teams win in Week 9? (10 points)
5%a. 0 road teams win
23%b. 1-2 road teams win
Correct68%c. 3-4 road teams win
5%d. 5-6 road teams win
0%e. 7 or more road teams win
  3. How many total TDs are scored in this week's game of the week (Utah @ San Jose)? (10 points)
0%a. 0-8
14%b. 9-11
23%c. 12-14
Correct45%d. 15-17
14%e. 18-20
5%f. 21+
  4. What is the fewest points scored by any team in Week 9? (10 points)
0%a. 0-20 points
14%b. 21-30 points
Correct36%c. 31-35 points
36%d. 36-40 points
14%e. 41-45 points
0%f. 46-50 points
0%g. 51-55 points
0%h. All teams score at least 56 points
  5. What is the highest number of points scored by a losing team in Week 9? (10 points)
5%a. Under 50 points
5%b. 51-55 points
14%c. 56-60 points
14%d. 61-65 points
41%e. 66-70 points
Correct9%f. 71-75 points
14%g. 76+ points
  6. Which of these top scorers from last week scores the most points in Week 9? Previous week's points after team name (10 points)
9%a. Arizona (83)
Correct45%b. Georgia (78)
27%c. Chicago (75)
18%d. San Jose (73)
  7. How many rushing + special teams + defensive TDs are scored in the Colorado/KC game? (10 points)
0%a. 0
5%b. 1
23%c. 2
18%d. 3
Correct50%e. 4
0%f. 5
5%g. 6 or more
  8. How many games are decided by 4 points or less in Week 9? (10 points)
9%a. 0
14%b. 1
45%c. 2
Correct27%d. 3
5%e. 4
0%f. 5
0%g. 6
0%h. 7 or more (!)
  Tiebreaker: What is the highest point total scored by a single team in Week 9?
Correct 75

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#1 | 2734 days ago

Good work as always.  For some reason I really haven't been able to get into it, I've watched only a little bit.  I'll probably pay attenion more towards the playoffs. (Like I do with the MLB, NBA, NHL etc.)

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