PHILADELPHIA — The Storm's miserable offensive season continued Monday. It was held below 30 points for the fifth straight time, falling 47-17 to Philadelphia to remain winless at 0-5. The Soul scored 26 unanswered points after Tampa Bay led 10-0.
Philadelphia (5-1) returned two interceptions for touchdowns. Tampa Bay's only offensive scores came after the Philadelphia turnovers.
Tampa Bay's James Harrell intercepted Dan Raudabaugh's pass and fell into the Philadelphia end zone but still returned it 44 yards. On the next play, Jonathan Bane hit Phillip Barnett, who went over the wall for an 8-yard touchdown and a 10-0 lead. Bane completed just 13 of 34 passes for 119 yards.
With a chance to go up 17-6, the Storm was stuffed at the goal line. The Soul answered with its second straight 48-yard drive for a 12-10 lead, and Dwayne Hollis' 40-yard pick six made it 19-10.
Even when the Storm defense got a stop to begin the third quarter, giving the offense possession at the Soul 7, the Storm only went backward. Finally, after Tampa Bay's first sack of the season led to David Washington's fumble recovery, Bane found Barnett for an 11-yard touchdown to end the Soul's 26-point streak.