USFL Schedule Week 9: What football games are happening today? TV channels, times, scores

The penultimate week of the USFL’s 2022 regular season is here, and the playoff picture is almost in place. Three teams have secured places, leaving only one more place to be filled.

Fans can see this berth settled in week 9.

The New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits will face off in a South Division bout that will play a major role in determining the division’s runner-up playoff pick. If the Breakers win, they’re in. If the Bandits win, they can reach the playoffs in week 10 until their result against the Birmingham Stallions.

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The Stallions, meanwhile, remain unbeaten after a one-point win over the Breakers in Week 8. New Orleans was the toughest competition left for Birmingham in the final stretch of the regular season, so it has a legitimate chance of winning a 10-0 record in the USFL postseason.

But it needs to make sure it doesn’t sleepwalk through the Week 9 game against the Houston Gamblers.

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

USFL Schedule Week 9: What games are taking place today?

Here’s the full schedule for week 9 of the 2022 USFL season, including how to watch each game live.

Saturday June 11th

Game Kick off time (ET) TV channel
Michigan Panthers (1-7) vs. New Jersey Generals (7-1) 13 o’clock NBC, fuboTV
Birmingham Stallions (8-0) vs. Houston Gamblers (1-7) 6 p.m USA, fuboTV

Sunday June 12th

Game Kick off time (ET) TV channel
New Orleans Breakers (5-3) vs. Tampa Bay Bandits (4-4) 4 p.m Fuchs, fuboTV
Pittsburgh Maulers (1-7) vs. Philadelphia Stars (5-3) 19:30 o’clock FS1, fuboTV

Saturday USFL Games TV Channels, Live Streams

Here’s how to watch the two USFL games being played on Saturday.

Panthers vs Generals

  • Kicking off: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Generals -7.5 (-120) | Panthers +7.5 (-120)

The Panthers were eliminated from the playoffs last week in a 46-24 win over the Stars. They’re dealing with quarterback injuries: Josh Love has an arm injury while Paxton Lynch is playing with 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 USFL’s best defenses. 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 create a dynamic 1-2 strike at the quarterback, and Kavontae Turpin has developed into a jack of all trades receiving a threat.

The generals should have the advantage in this competition. For those wondering if their level of exertion will change with a suspended playoff berth, it won’t. They can get No. 1 in the North Division with a win, so they’ll be motivated.

Stallions vs Players

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

The Stallions went undefeated in Week 8 as they defeated the Breakers in another defensive battle between the South Division’s top two teams. You will have an easier test in the Gamblers.

Houston has put together strong first halves all season, but they routinely collapsed in the second half. It won’t be a good mix against Birmingham, who have the best second-half offense in the USFL. Add in the players missing quarterback Clayton Thorson and the Stallions struggling to remain undefeated and this looks like a tough matchup for Houston.

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Sunday USFL Games TV Channels, Live Streams

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

Breakers vs. Bandits

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

This is the most important game of the week in the USFL. It will go a long way in deciding which of these South Division rivals will make the playoffs.

The Breakers can wrap up the No. 2 South with a win. They defeated Tampa Bay 34-3 in Week 2 and established themselves as one of the best teams in the league. They need Kyle Sloter to avoid turnovers and Jordan Ellis and Anthony Jones to provide pop in the ongoing game.

The Bandits’ offense was a hit-or-miss this season; They have often walked like Jordan Ta’amu. You’ll need him to play well against an aggressive New Orleans defense that can be beaten if they blitz. If Ta’amu fights and the Bandits lose, they will go home after their week 10 meeting with the Stallions. If he plays well and can give Tampa Bay the win, the Bandits will control their destiny as they enter this matchup against Birmingham.

New Orleans should be favored to reach the playoffs as their Week 10 matchup will face the lowly Gamblers while the Bandits will play the Stallions. But the Bandits could make the Breakers sweat as they try to avenge their Week 2 embarrassment.

Maulers against stars

  • Kicking off: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Live broadcast: FS1
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Stars -8.5 (-130) | Player +8.5 (-110)

The Stars are one of the hottest offensive teams in the USFL. They have averaged 38.7 points during their current three-game winning streak. Case Cookus cooks at quarterback as he throws Jordan Suell, Bug Howard and Matt Colburn. Philadelphia is almost certainly No. 2 in the North, but it will still be looking to dispatch its “cross-state” rival in Week 9.

The Maulers’ only win came on a last-minute touchdown pass from Vad Lee to Bailey Gaither against the equally-low Gamblers. Lee was the Maulers’ best quarterback, but he was benched for Roland Rivers after spitting midgame 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 couldn’t do much. It’s also hard to imagine them doing much in Week 9 despite Philadelphia conceding the most points in the league. His defense has improved in recent weeks as Channing Stribling is healthy.

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