Courtesy: Philadelphia Soul Media Relations
GETTING BACK ON TRACK
The Soul snapped a three-game losing streak with a 47-35 victo- ry over the Columbus Destoryers on Saturday night in the first of three straight home games. Led by a strong defensive effort, the team forced three turnovers, including James Romain’s third pick- six of the season.
BUNN’S BIG DAY
Plagued by injuries, the Soul were without receiver Aaron Wascha against the Destroyers. Rookie BJ Bunn stepped up in his absence, catching five passes for 94 yards and two scores in his first start of the year.
ANOTHER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Defensive back Torez Jones was named Defensive Player of the Week after recording 8.5 tackles, a forced fumble, and an inter- ception in Saturday’s win. He’s the third Soul player to take home POTW honors this season, joining fellow DB James Romain (Week 1) and WR Lonnie Outlaw (Week 3).
TOP FANTASY PERFORMERS
Saturday’s matchup will feature the top overall fantasy scorer in the league in Washington’s dual-threat quarterback Arvell Nelson. The Valor QB scored a season-high 50.98 fantasy points in the teams’ first meeting, the most the Soul have allowed to any player in a single game this year. However, Philadelphia’s defense has tightened up in recent weeks, giving up just 49.1 combined fantasy points to opposing QBs in its last two games.
RAUDABAUGH’S NUMBERS vs. WASHINGTON
In five career games against the Valor, quarterback Dan Raud- abaugh has completely 70% of his passes while throwing 31 touchdowns to just three interceptions. He’s thrown for at least five scores in every meeting, including this year’s Week 4 loss (7 touchdowns).
In Week 4, the Soul overcame a 15-point deficit to take their first lead of the game with 23 seconds remaining. However, the team gave up a 46-yard touchdown on Washington’s next possession,
sealing a Valor victory. Soul receiver Aaron Wascha accounted for 115 yards and 3 touchdowns in the loss.