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February 17, 2004 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Tampa Bay Storm News Release

TAMPA BAY STORM (1-1)
vs.
AUSTIN WRANGLERS (1-0)
Feb. 22, 2004 3:00 pm NBC Sports
Frank Erwin Center (14,990)
Austin, Tex.

THE SERIES
Overall record: never met
Regular Season: never met
Playoffs: never met
RADIO – 620 AM WDAE
Jack Harris, play-by-play
Jason Dixon, analyst
TV – NBC Sports (News Channel 8)
Bill Weber, play-by-play
Pat Sperduto, analyst
Roger Wallace, sideline reporter

TAMPA BAY LOOKS TO GET BACK ON TRACK IN AUSTIN

After suffering their first loss of the season, the Tampa Bay Storm look to
get back on track when they travel to Austin, Tex., to face the expansion
Austin Wranglers. The Wranglers are one of three expansion teams in the
AFL this season, and one of two new squads in the Southern Division.
Though the Wranglers may be new to the Storm, the man under center for
the Wranglers is certainly no stranger to Storm fans. Austin is
quarterbacked by former Storm QB John Kaleo. Kaleo played for the
Storm for four seasons, leading them to the ArenaBowl championship in
2003. While the Storm are reeling from their first loss of the season, the
Wranglers won their first-ever contest last weekend, a 49-48 overtime
victory in Orlando.

STORM FALL TO FORCE IN A THRILLER, 70-62

In a game that was dominated by offense, it was the Georgia Force’s
defnse that stood tall in the end, sacking Storm quarterback Shane
Stafford and forcing a fumble that was recovered in the endzone for a
touchdown to propel the Force to a 70-62 victory over the defending
ArenaBowl champion Storm last Friday night. Tampa Bay quarterback
Shane Stafford tied a team record with wight touchdown passes and
Freddie Solomon set a career high with five TD receptions, but it wasn’t
enough to overcome the Storm’s lack of defensive stops. Stafford also
rushed for a score, accounting for nine touchdowns in the game. The
Storm, however, could not stop Georgia offensive specialist Markeith
Cooper, who set a Force single-game record with 270 all-purpose yards.
He also finished with five touchdowns in the game, four receiving and one
on a 55-yard kickoff return at the end of the first half.

2004 STORM SCHEDULE/RESULTS
DATE OPPONENT RESULT
Feb. 8 Orlando Predators W, 52-41
Feb. 13 Georgia Force L, 62-70
Feb. 22 at Austin Wranglers 3:00 pm
Feb. 29 Philadelphia Soul 3:00 pm
Mar. 7 at New Orleans VooDoo noon
Mar. 14 New York Dragons noon
Mar. 21 at Carolina Cobras 3:00 pm
Mar. 27 at Georgia Force 7:00 pm
Apr. 4 San Jose SaberCats noon
Apr. 11 at Chicago Rush 3:00 pm
Apr. 18 Austin Wranglers 3:00 pm
Apr. 25 at Columbus Destroyers noon
May 2 at Orlando Predators 3:00 pm
May 9 Los Angeles Avengers 3:00 pm
May 23 New Orleans VooDoo 3:00 pm
May 30 Dallas Desperados 4:00 pm

All times Eastern and subject to change

YOU CAN’T WIN THEM ALL

Tampa Bay’s 70-62 loss to the Georgia Force last Friday night marked the
first ever loss by the Storm to Georgia. Tampa Bay entered Friday night’s
game with a 4-0 overall record against the Force, dating back to the
team’s move from Nashville to Georgia in 2002.

With the loss to Georgia, there are now just four teams which the Storm
have never lost to, excluding 2004 expansion franchises. The Storm are 1-
0 all-time against the Chicago Rush and 2-0 against the Buffalo/Columbus
Destroyers. The Storm are also 4-0 against the Detroit Fury and 1-0
versus the New York Dragons. The Storm play all of those teams except
Detroit this season, and they also play all three expansion teams (Austin,
New Orleans, and Philadelphia) for the first time.

ANOTHER STREAK SNAPPED

Along with the Storm’s previously undefeated record against the Georgia
Force, another impressive streak came to an end last Friday night. The
Storm lost for the first time in 40 games when scoring 60 or more points.
Tampa Bay entered the Georgia contest 39-0 all-time under such a
scenario, but the 70-62 loss snapped the streak, ending one of the most
impressive active streaks in the Arena Football League.

TOO MUCH TO OVERCOME

The Georgia Force scored two touchdowns in a nine second stretch during
the waning seconds of last Friday night’s game, giving them a total of 70
points in the contest. The 70 points scored against the Storm defense
were the second-most points ever scored against the Storm and just one
point shy of the team record for points allowed. The Albany Firebirds were
the only team to ever score more points against Tampa Bay when they
handed the Storm a 71-45 defeat at Albany on May 28, 1994.

NOT ALL BAD NEWS

Though the Storm dropped to 1-1 on the season with the loss to Georgia,
the news was not all bad for Tampa Bay. Quarterback Shane Stafford,
playing in just his second game since the 2002 season, had a career day,
completing 25-of-34 passes for 304 yards and eight touchdowns. He also
rushed for another touchdown, giving him 9 touchdowns accounted for in
the game.

Stafford’s eight touchdown passes tied a Storm single-game record. The
feat had been done four times previously, three times by John Kaleo and
once by Jay Gruden. The last time that a Storm quarterback threw for
eight touchdown passes in a game was last season when Kaleo tossed
eight touchdown passes in a 68-39 victory over the Arizona Rattlers.

Through two weeks of the season, Stafford has completed 40-of-63 passes
(63.5%) for 462 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 24
yards and two more scores. He is one of just three players so far this year
who have thrown for more than 300 yards in a game and one of just two
players who have eight touchdown passes in a game this season. Stafford
is tied for the league lead in touchdown passes and ranks second in the
league in touchdown percentage with 20.6% of his throws going for
touchdowns.

SUPER SOPHOMORE

Tampa Bay Storm offensive specialist
Freddie Solomon is also off to a fast start to
the 2004 season. Solomon, who broke
Storm single-season records for receptions
and receiving yards as a rookie last season,
is once again stacking up some impressive
numbers through two games this year.
Solomon enters Sunday’s contest against
Austin with 15 catches for 185 yards and
eight touchdowns. He caught a career high
five touchdowns last weekend against
Georgia, hauling in eight passes for 119
yards in the process. Solomon’s five
touchdown catches are the most by a
receiver this season, and his eight receiving
touchdowns and 48 points scored on the
season lead the league. Solomon also ranks
sixth in the league in receptions and ninth in
receiving yards.

NOT AGAIN

Don’t look now, but the Storm’s seemingly
always problematic kicking position took
another downturn last Friday night against
the Georgia Force. The Storm thought that
they had the problems of last season solved
when Ian Howfield, who was one of six
kickers used by the Storm in 2003,
connected on all seven of his extra point
tries and booted a 30-yard field goal in the
season opener against Orlando. But against
the Force Howfield was not nearly as
effective, missing a pair of extra points and
a 49-yard field goal. Additionally, he failed
to reach the net on many of his kickoffs, a
cardinal sin in head coach Tim Marcum’s
book.

On one of the occasions Howfield missed
the net, Georgia returner Markeith Cooper
returned a kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown
right before the end of the second quarter,
turning a would-be 35-28 Storm halftime
lead into a 35-35 tie. Then Howfield missed
a pair of second half extra points, one
following the first Storm touchdown of the
second half and one crucial miss on the
Storm’s final touchdown of the game.
Instead of going on top by seven points, the
Storm found themselves on top 62-56 with
49 seconds left on the clock, forcing Tampa
Bay to try an onside kick instead of making the
Force try to drive the field to tie the game.
Georgia recovered on the Tampa Bay 15-yard
line and scored with 24 seconds left to take the
lead in the game.

NOTHING TO PANIC ABOUT

The second game of the season has not been
kind to the Storm in recent years. The Storm
have now lost three consecutive times in Week
2 dating back to the 2002 season. That year
Tampa Bay fell 61-54 to San Jose. Last year the
Storm dropped a 54-51 decision in Orlando in
Week 2. In fact, the Storm have now lost in
Week 2 in five of the past seven years by an
average of just 4.2 points per loss.
In 2003 the Storm got off to a 1-2 start to the
season before rallying with eight straight wins at
one point and winning their last four games en
route to the ArenaBowl championship. And in
three of the five seasons in which the Storm
have won the ArenaBowl, they have started the
season with a 1-1 record – 1991, 1993, and
2003.

MORE MILESTONES FOR SAMUELS

Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver/linebacker
Lawrence Samuels hit two career milestones in
Friday night’s loss to the Georgia Force and
inched closer to overtaking one of the Storm alltime
greats on the Storm’s career receiving
yards list. Samuels hauled in seven catches for
79 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia.
Those numbers allowed him to eclipse 400
career receptions and 5,000 career receiving
yards. Samuels now stands at 401 career
receptions, second all-time in Storm history. He
also has 5,011 receiving yards, which ranks
third in Storm history. Samuels should move
into second place all-time in that category soon,
passing George LaFrance’s 5,392 receiving
yards. Stevie Thomas is the Storm career
leader in receptions and receiving yards with
519 catches for 7,784 yards.

ALSO MOVING UP

With both Nyle Wiren and Rod Williams
collecting sacks against the Georgia Force, both
continued to climb the Storm all-time sacks list.
Williams’ sack gave him 11.0 for his career. He
currently ranks seventh in Storm history in
career sacks, just one sack behind sixth place
Joe March. Wiren’s sack put him at 9.5 for his career, pulling him into
an eighth place tie with Storm legend Willie Wyatt.

GIVING AWAY MORE THAN TAKING AWAY

Through two games this season the Storm have turned the ball over
three times (two fumbles and one interception) and have forced just
one turnover. Tampa Bay’s -2 turnover margin ranks 15th in the 19-
team league and is a far cry from last season’s numbers. One reason
for the Storm’s success last season was their ability to force turnovers
and their penchant to take care of the football. To illustrate, the
Storm forced six turnovers in the first two games last season and
turned the ball over just twice for a +4 turnover margin. The Storm
also had five interceptions in the first two games last year. The
Tampa Bay defense is still looking for its first interception in 2004.

WELCOME TO THE AFL

The Austin Wranglers, who won their first ever game last Friday night
in Orlando, will play their first ever game in Austin this weekend,
giving Austin its first taste of Arena Football action against the
defending World Champions. The Wranglers become the second
active team in the state of Texas, which is no stranger to the Arena
game. Texas has seen numerous AFL teams come and go, including
two franchises in Dallas and Houston. Some of those long-forgotten
Texas teams are the Texas Terror, Houston ThunderBears, Ft. Worth
Calvary, the Dallas Texans, and the San Antonio Force.

STORM EXPANSION HISTORY

Sunday afternoon’s game against the Austin Wranglers will mark the
23rd time since 1991 that the Storm have faced off against an
expansion team playing in its first season (new team, not one that has
moved from another city). The Storm are 17-5 all-time against those
teams, with two of those five losses coming in the past two seasons.
The only expansion teams to defeat the Storm have been the Orlando
Predators (1992), Las Vegas Sting (1994), New Jersey Red Dogs
(1997), Dallas Desperados (2002), and Colorado Crush (2003).

GETTING TO KNOW THE SOUTHERN DIVISION

The Tampa Bay Storm will be playing their third consecutive game
against a Southern Division foe this weekend when they travel to
Austin. The Storm have already faced off against the Orlando
Predators and Georgia Force, winning once and losing once. After a
non-division home game against Philadelphia in Week 4, the Storm will
face their fourth Southern Division opponent in Week 5 when they
travel to New Orleans to face the VooDoo.
Division games have not been deemed as critical to win this season
with the new rules governing playoff selection. In the past, division
champions were automatically awarded a spot in the playoffs.
Additionally, division champions were guaranteed at least one home
playoff game. With the new playoff procedures implemented this
season, division champions are not guaranteed a spot in the playoffs,
rendering all games the same as far as playoff importance goes.

TEXAS HOMECOMING

The Tampa Bay Storm boast three players who are either from the
state of Texas or played their collegiate football in the state. WR/DB
Tramain Jones is from Texas and played collegiately at Angelo St.
OL/DL Jorge Diaz also played in Texas at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Quarterback Stoney Case starred at Odessa-Permian High School,
leading the Panthers to a 16-0 record and a state championship during
his senior season. He was later inducted into the OPHS Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Storm head coach Tim Marcum hails from the Lone Star
state. Marcum was born and raised in Synder, Tex. He has also made
numerous coaching stops inside the state, including various high
school head coaching stints and jobs at Ranger Junior College, Rice
University, and the San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL). He attended
McMurray University after transferring there from Texas A&M.

Tampa Bay Storm owner Woody Kern currently resides in Pilot Point,
Tex. He owns numerous businesses in the state, including his
management corporation, PCK Management, which is based in Pilot
Point.

FAMILIAR FACES

The Storm will certainly be familiar with Austin quarterback John Kaleo
when he lines up under center on Sunday. Kaleo played four seasons
for the Storm and led the team to the ArenaBowl championship in
2003. Kaleo is second only to Jay Gruden on all Tampa Bay Storm
career passing charts, including career completions, attempts, passing
yards, and passing touchdowns.

Also on the Wranglers squad is OL/DL Eric Thomas who began his
career with the Storm. Thomas developed into a solid center while in
Tampa Bay and joined the Wranglers as a free agent in 2004.

On the coaching staff of Austin is former Tampa Bay assistant coach
Eddie Vowell. Vowell coached with the Storm for three seasons after a
successful stint as head coach at East Texas St. University.

NEW FACES

Though the Storm return many of the impact players from last
season’s ArenaBowl champion team, there are a number of new faces
on the Storm’s opening night roster. Of the 29 players on the opening
night roster (24-man roster and Injured Reserve), 13 of those players
were not with the Storm for the ArenaBowl, including seven players
who played in the game against Orlando. Those players who played
last week but were not on the ArenaBowl roster include QB Shane
Stafford, WR/DB Jonathan Ordway, OL/DLs Evan Pilgrim and Cyron
Brown, DSs Shea Showers and Del Lee, and K Ian Howfield. Others
new to the roster this season include QB Stoney Case, WR/DB Carlos
James, OL/DLs Emil Ekiyor, Shawn King, and DJ Bleisath, and DS
Antonio Langham.

HALF A CENTURY

When Clif Dell hauled in his 22-yard touchdown reception in Week One against Orlando, he recorded his tenth receiving
touchdown as a member of the Storm and his 50th career receiving touchdown. Dell, in his second season with Tampa
Bay, scored the touchdown against his former team and the organization for which he scored 40 of those 50 touchdowns.

Dell played with the Predators from 1999-2002, with his best career season coming in his final year in Orlando. That
season he caught 76 passes for 995 yards and 22 touchdowns.

TRUE IRONMAN

Tampa Bay Storm lineman Kelvin Kinney embodies the Ironman image that the Arena Football League has come known
for. Kinney, who is one of the top pass rushers in the AFL and has become one of the Storm’s top pass blockers, has
spent precious little time away from the football field in the past few years.

From 2001-2003 Kinney played in 94 football games, an average of over 30 games per year. In 2001 Kinney was literally
rushing the passer non-stop, beginning the year with the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws. After 10 games with them, Kinney
moved on to the AFL, where he played in 11 games for the Detroit Fury. After the Fury’s season was over in July, it was
on to the Canadian Football League, where Kinney played in 13 games for the Toronto Argonauts. In 2002 Kinney played
in 28 games, 14 with the Fury and 14 with the Edmonton Eskimos. And in the 2003 calendar year Kinney added 32 more
games played, 17 with the Tampa Bay Storm and 15 with Toronto and Edmonton of the CFL.

Kinney’s year-round exploits have not slowed his production at all. In what will go down as his most successful year ever
as a professional football player, Kinney recorded 6.0 sacks and won an AFL championship with the Storm in 2003 and
then went north to wreak havoc in Canada.
Splitting time between Toronto and Edmonton, Kinney recorded 12.0 sacks
and won a Grey Cup championship with the Eskimos. The 2003 CFL championship game marked the third straight
championship game that Kinney played in. He was with Edmonton in 2002 for their Grey Cup loss, then followed that
performance up with back-to-back championship game wins in Tampa Bay and again with Edmonton.

SUPER TIES

The 2004 Super Bowl pitted the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers, a matchup which featured some strong
loyalties among members of the Storm. Tampa Bay’s roster features three of players with ties to the Super Bowl
champion New England Patriots. Quarterback Shane Stafford was signed by the Patriots in January 2003 and allocated to
NFL Europe by the Patriots, where he played the 2003 season. FB/LB Andre Bowden enjoyed a three-year stint from
1994-96. Antonio Langham played for the Patriots in 2000 and also played under current Patriots head coach Bill
Belichick while with the Cleveland Browns in 1994 and 1995. And, while not having direct ties to the two Super Bowl
teams, Storm defensive specialist Del Lee played for Belichick while both were with the New York Jets in 1999. The
Storm roster also features a pair of former Panthers in linemen Darion Conner and Shawn King. King was a second round
draft choice by Carolina in the 1995 NFL draft, the 36th overall selection.

BACK-TO-BACK FACTS

It has proven to be extremely difficult to repeat as ArenaBowl champions, but there is a precedent for repeating,
especially when Storm head coach Tim Marcum is involved. The last team to repeat as ArenaBowl champion was Tampa
Bay, who under the guidance of Marcum won back-to-back ArenaBowls in 1995 and 1996. The only other team to repeat
was the Detroit Drive, which actually won three straight ArenaBowl titles from 1988-90. In two of thoses seasons – 1988
and 1989 – Marcum was the Drive’s head coach.
The closest a team has come to repeating as of late was the Orlando Predators, which won two titles in three seasons.

The Predators claimed the 1998 and 2000 championships, with Albany downing the Predators in 1999 to avoid a repeat
champion.

ARENABOWL HANGOVER?

The Tampa Bay Storm have had mixed success in the years following ArenaBowl championships. Following the team’s
first title in 1991, the Storm advanced to the semifinals of the playoffs, only to lose in overtime to Orlando. Following the
1993 championship, the Storm put together what was then their worst season ever, finishing 7-6 overall and exiting the playoffs after a first-round loss to Massachusetts. The Storm followed up their 1995 championship with a repeat
performance in 1996, but the 1997 season saw another average campaign, as the team finished with a 9-7 overall record.

PRESEASON PROGNOSTICATIONS

The Tampa Bay Storm placed one player on the first-ever Preseason All-AFL team and was selected to finish second in
the league. The two preseason “polls” were taken by the newly-formed Arena Football League Writers Association.
Lawrence Samuels was selected as the preseason All-AFL pick at the WR/LB position. Also on the team was former Storm
lineman BJ Cohen, now of the New Orleans VooDoo. The Storm placed second in the AFLWA’s preseason picks as the
eventual ArenaBowl champion. San Jose finished first in the voting, followed by Tampa Bay, Arizona, Los Angeles, and
Orlando.

MOVING UP THE STORM CAREER CHARTS

Career Receptions
1. Stevie Thomas 519
2. Lawrence Samuels 401
3. George LaFrance 391
4. James Bowden 160
5. Freddie Solomon 121
6. Bobby Byrd 100
7. David Saunders 95

Career Receiving Yards
2. George LaFrance 5,392
3. Lawrence Samuels 5,011
4. James Bowden 2,064
5. Freddie Solomon 1,738
6. Wayne Walker 1,307
7. Bobby Byrd 1,150
8. David Saunders 1,069

Career Receiving Touchdowns
2. George LaFrance 127
3. Lawrence Samuels 80
4. Freddie Solomon 36
5. James Bowden 35
6. Charles Wilson 30
7. David Saunders 25

Career Rushing Yards
6. Ivan Caesar 200
7. Basil Proctor 187
8. Travis Pearson 175
8. David White 175

Career Rushing TDs
4. Tony Jones 18
5. Basil Proctor 15
5. David White 15

Career Sacks
6. Joe March 12.0
7. Rod Williams 11.0
8. Willie Wyatt 9.5
8. Nyle Wiren 9.5

Career Pass Breakups
6. Eddie Brown 28
6. Lawrence Samuels 28

Career Tackles
1. Tracey Perkins 348.0
2. Lawrence Samuels 281.0
3. Tommy Henry 204.0
4. Andre Bowden 188.0

Career Interceptions
2. Johnnie Harris 18
3. Lawrence Samuels 17

Career Kickoff Return Yards
3. Stevie Thomas 1,255
4. Freddie Solomon 1,091

2004 STORM INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

SCORING
30, Freddie Solomon, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

PASSING YARDS
304, Shane Stafford, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
8, Shane Stafford, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

RECEPTIONS
8, Freddie Solomon, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

RECEIVING YARDS
119, Freddie Solomon, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS
5, Freddie Solomon, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

RUSHES
6, David White, vs Orlando, 2-8-04

RUSHING YARDS
23, Shane Stafford, vs Orlando, 2-8-04

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
1, Shane Stafford, vs Orlando, 2-8-04; vs Georgia, 2-13-
04; David White, vs Orlando, 2-8-04

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS
74, TT Toliver, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

MFG RETURN YARDS
19, TT Toliver, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS
190, Freddie Solomon, vs Georgia, 2-13-04
TACKLES
6.5, Shea Showers, vs Orlando, 2-8-04

FUMBLE RECOVERIES
1, Del Lee, vs Orlando, 2-8-04
SACKS
1.0, Cyron Brown, vs Orlando, 2-8-04; Nyle Wiren, vs
Georgia, 2-13-04; Rod Williams, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

TACKLES FOR LOSS
1.0, Cyron Brown, vs Orlando, 2-8-04; Nyle Wiren, vs
Georgia, 2-13-04; Rod Williams, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

INTERCEPTIONS
0

PASS BREAK-UPS
2, TT Toliver, vs Orlando, 2-8-04, vs Georgia, 2-13-04

STORM INJURY REPORT

Player Injury Status
J. Diaz Knee On IR
A. Langham Knee On IR
S. King Groin On IR
C. James Back On IR
D. Bleisath Back On IR
A. Bowden Hamstring On IR
K. Kinney Groin Questionable
B. Proctor Thumb Out
D. Saunders Shoulder Out

TALE OF THE TAPE

STORM WRANGLERS
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Total Offense 12 247.0 1 322.0
Total Defense 14 272.5 19 302.0
Passing Offense 14 225.0 1 293.0
Passing Defense 16 255.5 19 290.0
Rushing Offense 8 22.0 6 29.0
Rushing Defense 8 17.0 4 12.0

TRACKING THE STORM

Following the week listed, the Storm ranked:

TOTAL TOTAL
OFF. DEF.
Week 1: 5 6
Week 2: 12 14
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WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
Week 1: Shane Stafford. TB
Week 2: Stafford, Solomon, TB
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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
Week 1: Shea Showers, TB
Week 2: Rod Williams, TB
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IRONMAN OF THE GAME
Week 1: TT Toliver, TB
Week 2: Markeith Cooper, GEO
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NATIONAL CONFERENCE
SOUTHERN DIVISION
Team Overall Div.
New Orleans VooDoo 2-0 0-0
Austin Wranglers 1-0 1-0
Georgia Force 1-1 1-0
Tampa Bay Storm 1-1 1-1
Orlando Predators 0-2 0-2
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
EASTERN DIVISION
Team Overall Div.
Carolina Cobras 2-0 2-0
Dallas Desperados 1-1 1-1
New York Dragons 1-1 0-0
Columbus Destroyers 1-1 0-1
Philadelphia Soul 0-2 0-1
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION
Team Overall Div.
Chicago Rush 2-0 1-0
Colorado Crush 2-0 1-0
Detroit Fury 1-1 0-0
Indiana Firebirds 0-2 0-0
Grand Rapids Rampage 0-2 0-2
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
WESTERN DIVISION
Team Overall Div.
Los Angeles Avengers 2-0 2-0
San Jose SaberCats 1-0 0-0
Las Vegas Gladiators 0-2 0-1
Arizona Rattlers 0-2 0-1

AFL THIS WEEK
Saturday, February 21
Columbus at Philadelphia - 7:30 pm
Arizona at Carolina - 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 22
Tampa Bay at Austin - 3:00 pm
San Jose at Los Angeles - 3:00 pm
Colorado at Chicago - 3:00 pm
New Orleans at Georgia - 3:00 pm
Dallas at New York – 3:00 pm
Las Vegas at Grand Rapids – 3:00 pm
Monday, February 23
Indiana at Detroit – 7:30 pm
BYE: Orlando

STORM RECORD WHEN …

ALL TIME 2004
Leading after 1st quarter 84-18 0-0
Trailing after 1st quarter 40-30 0-1
Tied after 1st quarter 18-9 1-0
Leading after 2nd quarter 117-14 1-0
Trailing after 2nd quarter 14-37 0-0
Tied after 2nd quarter 11-6 0-1
Leading after 3rd quarter 117-8 1-0
Trailing after 3rd quarter 20-45 0-0
Tied after 3rd quarter 6-4 0-1

Tampa Bay scores first 84-18 1-0
Opponent scores first 60-39 0-1
Tampa Bay more tot. yards 107-25 0-1
Opponent more tot. yards 36-32 1-0
Tampa Bay more pass yards 99-27 0-1
Opponent more pass yards 44-30 1-0
Tampa Bay more rush yards 102-19 1-0
Opponent more rush yards 42-37 0-1
Tampa Bay more turnovers 26-46 0-1
Opponent more turnovers 113-11 0-0

Tampa Bay 300 yd passer 13-8 0-1
Opponent 300 yd passer 14-8 0-0
Tampa Bay 30 yd rusher 34-3 0-0
Opponent 30 yd rusher 9-9 0-0
Tampa Bay 100 yd receiver 71-27 0-1
Opponent 100 yd receiver 43-30 1-1
Tampa Bay 200 yd receiver 0-0 0-0
Opponent 200 yd receiver 1-2 0-0
Tampa Bay two 30 yd rushers 4-1 0-0
Opponent two 30 yd rushers 1-1 0-0
Tampa Bay two 100 yd rec. 4-3 0-0
Opponent two 100 yd rec. 1-2 0-0
Tampa Bay 300+ pass yds 12-8 0-1
Opponent 300+ pass yds 15-8 0-0
Tampa Bay 50+ rush yds 24-2 0-0
Opponent 50+ rush yds 10-8 0-0
Tampa Bay 70+ points 8-0 0-0
Opponent 70+ points 0-2 0-1
Tampa Bay 60+ points 39-1 0-1
Opponent 60+ points 7-12 0-1
Tampa Bay 50+ points 82-9 1-1
Opponent 50+ points 31-27 0-1
Tampa Bay 40+ points 121-23 1-1
Opponent 40+ points 59-46 1-1

Games decided 17+ points 64-16 0-0
Games decided 3 pts or less 16-11 0-0
TB holds opp. under 20 pts 23-0 0-0
TB held under 40 points 25-32 0-0
TB held to 30 pts or less 8-9 0-0

Home 79-27 1-1
Away 64-30 0-0
Overtime 4-5 0-0
Thursday 3-3 0-0
Friday 35-14 0-1
Saturday 81-32 0-0
Sunday 17-8 1-0
Monday 6-1 0-0
January 1-0 0-0
February 2-3 1-1
March 5-0 0-0
April 7-7 0-0
May 29-12 0-0
June 36-14 0-0
July 40-12 0-0
August 22-8 0-0
September 1-0 0-0

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