Memphis Showboats (1-3) will face a stern test in Week 5 against the unbeaten New Orleans Breakers (4-0) on Sunday, May 14, at the Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. The game will kick-off at 3:00 PM EDT and will be broadcasted on FOX.
After a tough start to the season, the Showboats managed to get their first win in Week 4, showing signs of improvement on both sides of the ball. However, they’ll have their work cut out for them as they face the Breakers, who have established themselves as the team to beat in the South Division.
The Showboats’ offense, led by QBs Cole Kelley and Brady White, had a decent output in Week 4. Kelley has been more efficient with just 1 interception in 69 attempts, while White has thrown for 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in 54 attempts. The team will need to continue to improve their passing game and limit turnovers against a formidable Breakers defense.
In the rushing department, Alex Collins has emerged as the lead back with 98 yards and 1 touchdown. Cole Kelley has also contributed to the ground game, rushing for 2 touchdowns.
On the receiving end, Ryan McDaniel and Rashard Davis have been the go-to targets for the Showboats, combining for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns. Vinny Papale has also shown promise, recording 146 yards in 17 targets.
The Breakers, on the other hand, have been firing on all cylinders. QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson leads the league in passing yards with 1115 and has thrown 6 touchdowns. RB Wes Hills has been a force on the ground, leading the league in rushing with 389 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Memphis Showboats Injury Report/Game Status
The Showboats have managed to stay relatively healthy with no significant injuries reported as of now. It’s a positive sign as they will need all their key players fit and ready to face the Breakers. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.
Memphis Showboats Active/Inactive List
No major changes are expected in the Showboats’ active roster for the upcoming game. All key players, including QBs Cole Kelley and Brady White, RB Alex Collins, and WRs Ryan McDaniel and Rashard Davis, are expected to be active. The final list will be confirmed closer to game time.
The Breakers have shown their dominance in the previous games, and they will likely continue their unbeaten run against the Showboats. However, football can be unpredictable, and the Showboats have shown improvement. The Breakers are the favorites, but don’t count the Showboats out just yet.
Prediction: New Orleans Breakers 30, Memphis Showboats 20
Remember, these are just predictions, and the outcome of the games can be influenced by various factors. Enjoy the USFL Week 5 action, and may the best team win!