The postseason is in full force and the New Bremen Cardinals enter their second round matchup against the Perry Commodores projected to win by a score of 37-27. It's do or die for each team as always in the postseason. Regardless of the outcome, each team can take comfort in the fact that they had a successful enough season to get here, but only one team will be satisfied with the result as the other's season will end on a loss. The Commodores, one of the top teams in Division 7, come into the game ranked 31st. The Cardinals come in ranked 26th. A new matchup on the schedule for each team, Sunday's game is a chance for each to test its skills and strategies against an unfamiliar opponent. Stylistically and schematically, past matchups are often used as a guiding tool. This week, however, each team will likely take time to adjust to an unfamiliar opponent, which should make for some added excitement.
Perry comes into the game on a 8-game winning streak. After last week's 44-0 win against the CCPA Lions, they are 8-3 and look to continue the positive momentum. The Commodores offense has been one of the best in the division, especially in recent weeks. For the year, they rank 9th in Division 7 with 36.5 points per game. Over the last 5 weeks, they've scored an average of 36.5. Their defense gives up an average of 21.1 points per game, which ranks 36th in their division - in their last 5 games, they've improved, giving up an average of 11.2 points.
New Bremen tallied up a 45-15 win against the New Miami Vikings last week, bringing their record to 8-3 - they'll look to add to the win column once again on Sunday. The Cardinals offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 30.2 points per game over their last 5 games, up from their season average of 27.9, which ranks 29th in Division 7. On defense, they rank 38th in the division, giving up 22.1 points per game.
Prediction: New Bremen to win (86.47% chance of victory)