Finally, the Enforcers have come back… home

By QumarChicago – Enforcers Team Reporter

John Avery
The Enforcer’s running back John Avery lies on the field after his team’s week 2 loss, in overtime, against the LA Xtreme. Most of their losses have been close games. Will this be the week that the Enforcers finally notch the win column?

Chicago – (24 February 2001) — After 3 long, hard, arduous, and losing weeks on the road, as well as not being at home in almost 2 months, the Chicago Enforcers come home to Chicago and Soldier Field in week 4 to battle another 0-3 team, the NY-NJ Hitmen.

The Enforcers are the only team in the XFL to have 3 consecutive road games. But, these weren’t normal 3 consecutive road games, remember that they also had to start the season on the road. The Enforcers ended up on the lowest level of expectation in these first 3 weeks, going on the road losing their 3 games. Now, they come home to play against the other winless XFL team, the NY-NJ Hitmen.

Personally, I hated to see this happen. This is not only demeaning and hurtful to these teams’ locations, but it is also harmful to the league to have their 2 worst teams battle it out on national TV. But, it won’t end up this way. It could be another close one for the Enforcers, or it could be a big defeat against the Hitmen. Either way, it should be an explosive game to watch.

The first non-NFL football game of the century at Soldier Field, will happen on Saturday night.

The offense match ups for both teams look pretty good. The Enforcers have the best QB in this matchup, even if you have Wally Richardson start. John Avery is incomparable, so, don’t even try. The Hitmen and the Enforcers do have a good matchup at the WR position. Kirby DarDar and Anthony DiCosmo against Aaron Bailey and Roell Preston. That should be good to watch.

The defenses for both teams are very good, especially when you compare the LB position. Jaime Baisley is one of the toughest LBs in the XFL. Not to mention Mike Barber and the rest of the Hitmen linebackers. The cornerbacks have a straight away edge towards Chicago. You just can’t beat Corey Ivy, Troy Saunders, and Ray Austin. The defensive line for both teams are pretty similar.

Since the weather here in Chicago will be just like the XFL wants, we shall get a good game. As of now, the expected gametime forecast is for rain and about a 40 degree temperature. It should get muddy, as it is supposed to rain all weekend in Chicago.

My prediction is that this will be a low scoring game that will be decided solely on the QB performance and how well they pass. The passing game will be immensely key for both teams. I am guessing that Chicago will win this one in OT, and upset the SNL crew, but it will be better than the week 2 OT thriller.