The time is here. Championship Day, as a New Champion will be crowned; either the Minneapolis Warriors or the Northland Bulls.
#1 Minneapolis Warriors (6-2; 9-2) @ #1 Northland Bulls (7-1; 8-2)
7:00pm at University of Wisconsin - River Falls, WI
The two teams haven't played since last year, when the Bulls were in the West Division. This is a whole new Warriors team though, from Head Coach Willie Howard to Kahn Powell as OC, and a roster stacked with players who have won Championships. So looking at last year probably isn't a fair comparison.
If we want to look at similar teams played in 2017, we might get a better idea but it's still not the best way to determine who will win.
So each team has improved throughout the year with their biggest win coming in the playoffs. Comparing scores, the Warriors have been the tougher team; but on the field matchups are everything, so let's just throw that all out the window.
Many have said the West is a tougher division, which showed in the Rankings as the Warriors, Invaders, & Pioneers were often the Top 3 teams. But the Bulls came from the West and have ran through the East with a 7-1 record, so it's hard to gauge this matchup off that too.
Prediction: One team is going to get up by two scores, but Championship teams don't fold.. So the winner will be on the comeback to seal the win 28-21 in one of the more memorable Elite Bowls.
Come out to University of Wisconsin - River Falls for this one!! The NEFL All-Stars will be announced at halftime, which gives you more of a reason to attend. If you cannot make it, be sure to tune-in to the Live Stream on our Facebook page or on our website Homepage.