The New Orleans Breakers have quickly emerged as the team to beat in the USFL. Their explosive offense, led by the dynamic duo of quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and running back Wes Hills, has consistently overwhelmed their opponents.
The New Orleans Breakers continue their undefeated run in the USFL, scoring a 45-31 victory over defending champions, the Birmingham Stallions. In a thrilling game, both teams showcased their offensive skills. The match started with Stallions’ Deon Cain making an 80-yard touchdown from the opening kickoff. The Breakers fired back with a 40-yard touchdown pass by McLeod Bethel-Thompson to Lee Morris, leveling the score at 7-7.
Throughout the game, the Breakers’ Wes Hills shone, ending with 191 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson also excelled with 20-of-28 passing for 283 yards and three touchdowns.
The score was tied at 24-24 at halftime, but the Breakers’ unstoppable offense overpowered the Stallions in the second half. Bethel-Thompson and Morris achieved a 34-yard touchdown, their third of the day. Despite Birmingham’s best efforts, New Orleans won 45-31.
Game Preview :
- Game: Breakers (3-0) vs. Generals (2-1)
- Line: Breakers -2.5, Over/Under 37
- Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Weather Forecast: Rainy, 77 degrees, Humidity 78% Wind 11MPH
- Breakers vs Generals Live stream: NBCSports.com
Key Storylines for Breakers
Over the first three weeks, the Breakers boast the USFL’s top-performing quarterback, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, with 857 passing yards, alongside the foremost rusher, Wes Hills, who has accumulated 301 yards. Additionally, the team’s tight end, Sage Surratt, holds the distinction of being the leading receiver with 257 yards.
The Breakers excel in other areas as well, securing the highest number of total yards (393) and the most points scored per game (35) within the league.
On Sunday, May 7, the New Orleans Breakers will play the 2-1 New Jersey Generals at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Generals recently won 28-13 against the Michigan Panthers, delivering their first loss of the season. The Breakers hope to keep their winning streak alive and strengthen their position as USFL’s top team.
As the USFL heads into Week 4, the Breakers aim to maintain their dominance against the New Jersey Generals. With only one undefeated team left and a series of exciting games ahead, football fans can expect plenty of action in the coming weeks.
The New Orleans Breakers have shown they’re a force to be reckoned with, boasting the league’s top-performing passer, rusher, and receiver. Their kicker has also been flawless, with 7-of-7 on field goals and 12-of-12 on extra points. The Breakers’ offensive duo of Wes Hills and McLeod Bethel-Thompson has been key to their success.
On the other side, the New Jersey Generals are focusing on using a single quarterback throughout the game, as advised last week. De’Andre Johnson played exceptionally well, with 10-of-15 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 10 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. The Generals showcased their big-play ability, scoring three touchdowns of over 35 yards.
Though the Breakers’ defense has had some weak moments this season, they stepped up during their match against Birmingham. Given the Generals’ inconsistent offense, New Orleans has the advantage in this matchup. The Breakers’ offense seems unstoppable right now.
For the highly anticipated game between the Breakers and the Generals, our pick is the Breakers -2.5 (-110 at DraftKings), as they look set to continue their winning streak in Week 4.
Final Score: New Orleans Breakers win 27-24