SALT LAKE CITY -- Remarkably still in a hunt for the AFL playoffs, the Utah Blaze host the Pittsburgh Power tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
Game time is 7 p.m. against the expansion Power (7-5), who are tied for first place in the East Division.
"They are a good ball team," said Blaze coach Ron James earlier in the week. "Anytime you can start from scratch and produce what they have, you know they are well coached and have a great system in place."
The Power began the season 3-4, but have since turned things around. A major reason for Pittsburgh's turnaround has been the emergence of QB Bernard Morris.
Utah has had its tough share of losses, but continues to hold on to its playoff hopes. The team is currently in a four-way tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in the National Conference.
Despite the three-game losing skid, Blaze QB Tommy Grady has emerged as the league's top quarterback. Grady is currently on pace to break the single season record for passing yards and touchdown passes, held by former Georgia Force QB Chris Greisen. Grady will look to get the ball into the hands of WR Ernie Peirce, who has been the top Blaze receiver the past four games.
The Blaze will also look to get a spark on special teams from WR Chris Bocage, who will be returning kicks. Bocage has returned kicks for touchdowns in three of his first four games with the Blaze.