Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
By the time the Georgia Force take the floor of the St. Pete Times Forum to meet the Tampa Bay Predators at 7:30 p.m., they may already have secured an Arena Football League playoff berth.
But even if that is the case -- which would happen if Pittsburgh lost to Cleveland late Friday night in a game in which the results were still not known at press time -- the Force need to take matters into their own hands.
After last week's 51-41 loss to Chicago in the home finale at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, the Force are hoping to right the ship tonight in order to not only make sure of the postseason berth, but to regain momentum heading into the postseason.
Georgia (9-7, tied with Orlando for second place in the AFL's South Division) had won four of its previous five games before last week's debacle that saw the Force commit seven turnovers and fall behind by 14 points early before trailing 38-14 at halftime.
They would much prefer a start like they had in their previous game with Tampa -- a 60-49 win back on June 4.
In that contest, the Force jumped out to a 25-10 halftime lead before cruising behind a 22-for-32 night for 248 yards from quarterback Brett Elliott.