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Arena Football League game preview: Tampa Bay Storm vs. New Orleans VooDoo

Tonight

Tampa Bay Storm (6-8) vs. New Orleans VooDoo (2-12)

When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

Radio: 1250-AM

The skinny: Tampa Bay enters tonight's game clinging to slim playoff hopes. The Storm still has a shot at the wild card, with 8-6 Orlando the team to catch. … Tampa Bay is coming off a 66-41 road loss to American Conference leading Jacksonville, while New Orleans lost to Spokane 75-54 Saturday. … The VooDoo has lost six in a row and owns the league's worst record. New Orleans fired coach Derek Stingley on Sunday and replaced him with interim head coach Jon Norris. … Tampa Bay defeated New Orleans 46-44 in the season opener and holds a 6-3 advantage in the all-time series. … The VooDoo has had inconsistent play at quarterback, but receiver P.J. Berry is a threat. Berry (126 catches) is third in the league with nine receptions per game, 1,279 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns. He also leads the AFL with 1,591 kickoff return yards and is tied for the lead with five touchdowns. … New Orleans' offensive line has surrendered the second-most sacks in the league, including six against the Storm in Week 1. Tampa Bay is tied for the league-lead with 34 team sacks and is paced by linebacker Cliff Dukes' 121/2. He is three sacks shy of the single-season record set by Gabe Nyenhuis.

Brandon Wright, Times correspondent

Arena Football League game preview: Tampa Bay Storm vs. New Orleans VooDoo 06/30/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:49pm]
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