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NEFL Elite Bowl X Preview

08/12/2017, 12:45pm CDT
By NEFL

Warriors @ Bulls - 7pm


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.

  • Warriors @ Pioneers (L 0-17)
  • Pioneers @ Warriors (W 13-7)
  • Pioneers @ Warriors (W 17-7) Playoffs
  • Bulls @ Pioneers (L 13-21)
  • Rough Riders @ Warriors (W 38-22)
  • Bulls @ Rough Riders (L 23-28)
  • Rough Riders @ Bulls (W 7-6)
  • Rough Riders @ Bulls (W 36-19) Playoffs
  • Warriors @ Thunderhawks (W 43-12) Halftime
  • Thunderhawks @ Bulls (W 52-6)
  • Bulls @ Thunderhawks (W 46-0)

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.

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Tag(s): Bulls  Warriors