As a New Orleans Breakers fan, you’re probably still buzzing with excitement from the team’s thrilling victory over the Houston Gamblers. With a 2-0 record, the Breakers have proven to be a formidable force in the USFL, and they’ll look to keep their winning streak alive in their upcoming matchup against the Birmingham Stallions.
In week 3, the New Orleans Breakers will face off against the undefeated Birmingham Stallions. The Stallions have had an impressive start to the USFL season, with wins against the Memphis Showboats in week 2 and the New Jersey Generals in week 1. Alex McGough, the Stallions’ quarterback, has been a key player in their success so far, with 5 passing touchdowns and 369 yards, without throwing any interceptions.
The Breakers will need to come prepared to face a strong opponent like the Stallions. While the Breakers have had a solid start to their season with wins against the Houston Gamblers and the Pittsburgh Maulers, they will need to bring their A-game if they hope to take down the undefeated Stallions.
Offensively, the Breakers have shown strength in their balanced attack, with quarterback Bethel-Thompson and running back Hills leading the charge. The Breakers will need to continue to execute their game plan and avoid turnovers if they hope to put points on the board against the Stallions’ tough defense.
On defense, the Breakers have shown promise with their ability to secure crucial interceptions, as seen in their win against the Gamblers in week 2. They will need to bring their best effort to contain McGough and the Stallions’ offensive weapons.
The Breakers’ offense has been firing on all cylinders this season, led by quarterback Bethel-Thompson and running back Hills. Bethel-Thompson has been efficient and effective, completing over 68% of his passes with 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Hills has been a workhorse in the backfield, rushing for 202 yards and 4 touchdowns through the first two games. The defense has also been impressive, with key contributions from players like Eisworth II and Brailford. The special teams unit has been solid as well, with Coghlin converting all 11 of his extra point attempts.
Keep an eye on Breakers’ wide receiver Surratt, who has been Bethel-Thompson’s go-to target so far this season with 16 catches for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, watch for Saint-Amour, who has been a disruptive force in the opposing backfield with 2 sacks already this season.
The Breakers have a great opportunity to improve to 3-0 and continue their strong start to the USFL season. With a balanced team effort on offense, defense, and special teams, they should be able to come away with a victory against the Birmingham Stallions. In the end, it could come down to a few key plays or turnovers, and the Breakers will need to bring their best effort to come out on top.
Prediction: Breakers 28, Stallions 24.