LFL FOOTBALL NIGHT, WEEK 1, OFFICIAL GAME PREVIEW
One of the LFL’s oldest rivalries opens the 9th season of the Legends Football League (LFL), as the most storied franchises in the LFL face-off, when the Chicago Bliss host the Los Angeles Temptation. Several notable players will be missing from each team’s lineup. Los Angeles will be without their long-time franchise QB Ashley Salerno due to yet another off-the-field incident, as well as starting wide receiver Cynthia Schmidt still recovering from her 2017 season injury. For Chicago, two impact athletes departed this off-season which included All-Fantasy wide receiver AJ Johnson and most noteworthy, ChrisDell ‘Ferrari’ Harris who signed with the Atlanta Steam as a free-agent. Jayne Caldwell will need to greatly improve her effectiveness in 2018 for Chicago and running back Javell Thompson will look to fill the performance tires of the Ferrari at running back.
Los Angeles will have to start 3rd year back-up QB Kiarra Patterson for at least the season-opener, while 2nd year wide receiver will Malissa Miles will need a break-out performance. With Salerno’s absence, look for Los Angeles to ride the F-150 Carmen Bourseau coupled with speed-back Nas Johnson.
The Temptation is also nursing injuries from the 2017 to All-Fantasy safety Lily Granston and corner Ogom Chijundu.
INJURIES: Los Angeles (Cynthia Schmidt, OUT / Injury, Ashley Salerno, OUT / Discipline), Chicago (Healthy)
LOS ANGELES TEMPTATION: 0-0 | CHICAGO BLISS: 0-0