PHILADELPHIA — The Storm made Philadelphia work for it this time but still lost handily to the conference leaders 64-42 Friday night.
CLEVELAND — Julius Gregory's 8-yard touchdown catch with 2.5 seconds left Friday gave the Storm a dramatic 52-48 win at Cleveland.
TAMPA — The Storm's offense was the star for most of the night, but its defense couldn't have picked a better time to show up.
TAMPA — In the high-flying world of the Arena Football League, fans typically watch the offensive stars go up and down the field. Tonight might be a good game to follow the defensive line.
PHOENIX — Reigning league MVP Nick Davila returned from a foot injury to shred the Storm defense, tossing nine touchdowns in Arizona's 69-46 victory Saturday night.
TAMPA — James Harrell had another monster game, New Orleans shanked a crucial extra point and Tampa Bay ended a two-game skid with a 35-34 win Saturday night in front of 13,581 at the Amalie Arena.
TAMPA — Ryne Giddins slid into his car and headed to the gym for another grueling workout. He was pushing himself hard of late. Harder than he had in a long time. Giddins had a sense his time and opportunities were running out.
TAMPA — The Storm blew a 21-point fourth-quarter lead last week against Orlando, eventually losing on a two-point conversion in overtime 63-62.
There was no such drama Saturday.
TAMPA — Tampa Bay dominated Orlando in every fashion for 50 minutes last weekend. But those last 10 minutes proved the Storm's undoing as Tampa Bay blew a 21-point fourth-quarter lead and lost in overtime to the rival Predators 63-62 in a game that will go down as one of the War on I-4's most entertaining.
ORLANDO — That one hurt.
The Storm looked to be on cruise control. Orlando's fans were streaming for the exits. Even the Predators' in-game hype man sounded defeated. But the Storm snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.