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USFL Schedule Week 9: What football games are on today? TV channels, schedules, ratings

The penultimate week of the 2022 USFL regular season is here, and the playoff picture is almost set. Three teams have secured spots, leaving just one more spot to settle.

Fans can see that spot was settled in Week 9.

The New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits will square off in a South Division battle that will play a major role in determining the division’s second-place playoff runner-up. If the Breakers win, they’re in. If the Bandits win, they can make the playoffs in Week 10 pending their result against the Birmingham Stallions.

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Meanwhile, the Stallions remain undefeated after a one-point victory over the Breakers in Week 8. New Orleans was the toughest competition Birmingham had left during the final stretch of the regular season, so it has a legitimate chance. of taking a 10-0 record in the USFL postseason.

But he has to make sure he doesn’t sleepwalk during his Week 9 game against the Houston Gamblers.

Here’s everything you need to know about the USFL Week 9 schedule, including how to watch and stream all four games live.

USFL Week 9 schedule: What games are on today?

Here’s the full schedule for week nine of the 2022 USFL season, including how to watch every game live.

Saturday, June 11

Play Start Time (ET) television channel
Michigan Panthers (1-7) vs. New Jersey Generals (7-1) 13:00 NBC, Fubo TV
Birmingham Stallions (8-0) vs. Houston players (1-7) 18:00 United States, fubo TV

Sunday, June 12

Play Start Time (ET) television channel
New Orleans Breakers (5-3) vs. Tampa Bay Bandits (4-4) 16:00 Fox, fuboTV
Pittsburgh Maulers (1-7) vs. Philadelphia Stars (5-3) 7:30 pm FS1, fuboTV

Saturday USFL Games TV Channels, Live Streams

Here’s how to watch the two USFL games that will be played on Saturday.

Panthers vs. Generals

  • Kick off: 1 p.m. ET
  • Television channel: NBC
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): General -7.5 (-120) | Panthers +7.5 (-120)

The Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention last week in a 46-24 blowout to the Stars. They’re dealing with quarterback injuries: Josh Love has an arm injury, while Paxton Lynch has been playing through a leg injury. Lynch started last week, and the Broncos’ first-round pick will likely get another start this week, this time against one of the best defenses in the USFL. The Generals have allowed the second-fewest points per game (17.0).

New Jersey’s offense is also efficient. De’Andre Johnson and Luis Perez form a dynamic 1-2 hit at quarterback, and Kavontae Turpin has emerged as a do-it-all receiving threat.

The Generals should have the upper hand in this contest. For those wondering if his effort level will change with a playoff spot secured: It won’t. They can secure the No. 1 seed in the North Division with a win, so they’ll be motivated.

Stallions vs. Players

  • Kick off: 6 p.m. ET
  • Television channel: Fox
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Stallions -12.5 (-120) | Players +12.5 (-120)

The Stallions remained undefeated in Week 8 by the skin of their teeth as they beat the Breakers in another defensive battle between the top two teams in the South Division. They will have an easier test in Players.

Houston has put together strong first halves throughout the season, but have routinely fallen apart in the second half. That won’t be a good combination against Birmingham, which has the best second-half offense in the USFL. Add in the facts that the Gamblers are missing quarterback Clayton Thorson and the Stallions are struggling to remain undefeated, and this looks to be a tough matchup for Houston.

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USFL Sunday Games TV Channels, Live Broadcasts

Here’s how to watch the two USFL games that will be played on Sunday.

Breakers vs Bandits

  • Kick off: 4 p.m. ET
  • Television channel: Fox
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Switches -3 (-125) | Bandits +3 (-115)

This is the biggest game of the week in the USFL. It will go a long way to decide which of these South Division rivals will go to the playoffs.

The Breakers can finish the No. 2 seed in the South with a win. They crushed Tampa Bay 34-3 in Week 2 and established themselves as one of the best teams in the league. They’ll need Kyle Sloter to prevent turnovers and Jordan Ellis and Anthony Jones to power the running game.

The Bandits’ offense has been unpredictable this season; they have often gone as Jordan Ta’amu has. They’ll need him to play well against an aggressive New Orleans defense that can be beaten when he attacks. If Ta’amu is in trouble and the Bandits lose, they will return home after their Week 10 meeting with the Stallions. If he plays well and can get Tampa Bay to win, then the Bandits will control their destiny going into that matchup with Birmingham.

New Orleans should be the favorite to make the playoffs because their Week 10 matchup will be against the lowly Gamblers, while the Bandits will play the Stallions. But the Bandits could give the Breakers a sweat as they try to avenge their Week 2 embarrassment.

Maulers vs. Stars

  • Kick off: 7:30 p.m. Eastern time
  • Live broadcast: FS1
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Stars -8.5 (-130) | Players +8.5 (-110)

The Stars are one of the best offensive teams in the USFL. They have averaged 38.7 points during their current three-game winning streak. Case Cookus is, well, cooking at quarterback while he throws to Jordan Suell, Bug Howard and Matt Colburn. Philadelphia is almost certainly stuck at the No. 2 seed in the North, but will still look to dispatch its “interstate” rival in Week 9.

The Maulers’ only win came on a last-minute touchdown pass from Vad Lee to Bailey Gaither against the equally lowly Gamblers. Lee has been the Maulers’ best quarterback, but was benched by Roland Rivers after a midgame dispute with coach Kirby Wilson in a Week 7 loss to the Stallions.

Rivers struggled against the Generals in Week 8 and the Maulers’ worst offense in the league couldn’t do much. It’s hard to imagine them doing much in Week 9 either, even though Philly has allowed the most points in the league. His defense has improved in recent weeks with Channing Stribling healthy.

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