Soul (10-3) at Dallas (11-2)
When: 8 p.m., tomorrow
Where: American Airlines Center
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: WPEN (950-AM)
Line: Dallas minus-3
Series history: Division-rival Dallas has won five of nine, but Philadelphia won the most recent meeting, 57-28, on April 28.
What's at stake: The winner will have the inside track for homefield advantage throughout the National Conference playoffs. In fact, if Dallas wins by 30 or more, it will clinch.
About the Soul: Has dropped three of four, including a disappointing, last-second loss to lowly Kansas City (3-10) before last week's bye.
About the Desperados: Wide receiver Will Pettis is arguably the best two-way player in the league. Earlier this season, he became the first player in league history to score a passing, rushing, receiving and interception-return touchdown in the same game.
Poll position: Dallas is unanimously ranked No. 1 in the weekly media poll. The Soul is third, behind Chicago.
He's picky: Soul defensive back Eddie Moten had three interceptions in the first game against Dallas and has picked off Clint Dolezel eight times since 2004.
Remaining schedules: After this week, Dallas hosts New York (7-6) and closes at Chicago (10-3). The Soul hosts Cleveland (7-6) before finishing at New York.
Forecaster of the week: Soul wide receiver Chris Jackson, before last night's opener, picked the Celtics to win the NBA Finals in seven. "They have the three amigos," he said. "It's their time."
- Ed Barkowitz