Chicago at Green Bay Game Preview
Final Game Of The Season
June 12, 2013 -
Green Bay, WI - The Green Bay Blizzard (4-9) will look to end their tenth anniversary season on a high note as the team takes on the Chicago Slaughter (8-5) at the Resch Center on Saturday June 15, 2013. Kickoff is at 7:00 P.M
Saturday's game is Team Equipment Bag Night sponsored by Brown County Dairy Promotions and WIXX. As a celebration of Father's Day, the first 1,000 men 21 and over will receive a free team equipment bag. In addition, the Brown County Dairy Association will also be holding festivities and activities during pre-game.
This is the eleventh regular season game all time between the two teams. The Slaughter hold a 3-7 series lead, winning all three games this season. However the Blizzard are 3-1 all-time at home against the Slaughter. In the two team's last game, Chicago defeated the Blizzard 52-51 on May 31.
The Blizzard, offensively, rank first in the IFL in passing yards per game with 196.8 per game. Since Chad Baldwin took over as head coach the Blizzard average 54.1 points per game, second highest in the IFL during that span. WR Ryan Balentine continues to have a superb rookie season as he is second in the IFL in receptions with 69 and third in receiving yards with 761. WR DeJay Lester proved to be a weapon last week as he had 179 all-purpose yards.
After struggling to intercept the ball all season, the Blizzard defense came away with three last week. DB Lamar Allen snagged two while DB Darius Davis grabbed the other. The last time Green Bay's defense played Chicago the Blizzard allowed a franchise-low 56 yards passing. The Blizzard defense ranks fourth in the IFL allowing 218 yards per game.
Due to Cedar Rapids' victory over the Blizzard last week, the Chicago Slaughter have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Slaughter come into the game with an away record of 2-4 averaging a league-worst 30 points per game on the road. The team is led by QB Cody Kirby who is second in the IFL in passer rating. The dual threat QB has also rushed for 358 yards. RB Daniel DuFrene is fifth in the league in rushing with 497 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Chicago defense has returned a league-high seven turnovers for touchdowns. LB Ameer Ismail is second in the IFL in tackles with 129. DB Chris Johnson is third in the IFL in interceptions with seven, including three for a touchdown.DL Kyle Jenkins is second in the league with 12 sacks.
The Slaughter have three former Blizzard players on their roster in WR Marquel Willis, OL Tim Mueller and DL P.J South. Blizzard RB Kevin Morris and DL Kyle Thomas played for Chicago earlier this season.
Be sure to visit Screamin' Head Buzz after the game for the official post-game party of the Green Bay Blizzard. Enjoy food and drink specials while meeting the players and staff.
About the Green Bay Blizzard:
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