As the playoff picture begins to take shape for the Bay Rockets and the Revere Minutemen, they come up on an important matchup against one another in week 10. The Rockets are confident that how they finish the season will be enough to bring them to the playoffs - they come into the game projected to finish 4th in the Region 10 playoff standings. For the Minutemen, chances aren't looking quite as good as they're projected to finish 11th in Region 10. The Rockets will come in as the favorites, projected to win the game 27-21. With two teams coming in expecting the win, we won't know for sure who's the better team until they take the field on Friday. There is a certain degree of familiarity between the two teams after they faced off last season. Last season, the Minutemen beat the Rockets 27-14.
Bay comes into the game on a 3-game winning streak. After last week's 37-12 win against the Parma Redmen, they are 7-2 and look to continue the positive momentum. The Rockets offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 44.67 points per game over their last 3 games, up from their season average of 28.6, which ranks 46th in Division 3. On defense, they'll also be looking for improvement, which they have shown signs of in recent weeks. Over their last 3 games, they've allowed an average of 9.67 points, an improvement over their 34th-ranked season average of 17.2.
For Revere, this week is a chance to flip the momentum after 2 consecutive losses. Last week was a 48-7 loss against the Aurora Greenmen and they'll look to rebound strong on Friday. The Minutemen have struggled on offense, scoring only 13.4 points per game over their last 5 games. On the year, they rank 84th in Division 3, scoring an average of 17.6 points per game over the course of the season. On the opposite side of the ball, they rank 55th in the division, allowing 24 points per game.
Prediction: Bay to win (93.75% chance of victory)