Kansas City (2-9) at Soul (10-2) When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: ESPN (950-AM) Line: Soul minus-19.
Kansas City (2-9) at Soul (10-2)
When: Tonight, 7:30
Where: Wachovia Center
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: ESPN (950-AM)
Line: Soul minus-19.
Series history: The Soul is 1-1 all-time against the Brigade, the last meeting a 53-41 loss at home.
About the Soul: It appears the Soul did some searching before Saturday's 51-43 defeat of Columbus, snapping a two-game losing skid ... Chris Jackson, the team's red-hot receiver, moved up to second on the AFL's all-time touchdown list (305) with three in last week's win, two more than former recordholder Eddie Brown (303) ... Jackson is not the only Soul getting involved in records; defensive end Gabe Nyenhuis set the single-season sack record after his 1 sacks Saturday gave him 7 on the year.
About the Brigade: Kansas City's game notes for this week refer to tonight's game as David playing Goliath. Remember, now, that David beat Goliath, so don't expect this team to come in and lie down ... Turnovers have been the team's bane, and it showed in a 58-51 loss to Orlando last week ... The Brigade still is looking for its first road win (0-4) ... The one plus is quarterback D. Bryant, a scrambler with deceptive speed who knows how to take advantage of even the smallest of holes. In last week's loss to Orlando, Bryant accounted for five rushing TDs.
Poll position: Despite harnessing the best record in the AFL, the Soul still sits at No. 2 in the weekly media poll behind Chicago (9-2). Dallas also 9-2, is in the third spot.
FYI: The first hour of the Bon Jovi concert in Germany will be played at the Wachovia Center on the Jumbotron after the game ends. Doors open at 6:30, the game starts at 7:30 and the concert will begin at approximately 11:15 ... Also, to fans who have both Wachovia Center/Spectrum tickets in addition to the "Soul Moving Experience" package, please remember to bring your tickets for the Wachovia Center only. Tickets for the Spectrum will not be permitted.
Up next: A bye week awaits the Soul after tonight's matchup before a trip to Dallas against a Desperados team looking to avenge a 57-28 loss in Week 9. The rematch most likely will determine not only a divisional winner, but also the conference champion and the owner of homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.