The Cleveland Gladiators will kick off their hopefully-long playoff run this Sunday at 3 p.m at the Q when they take on the Georgia Force.
The Arena Football League has an eight-team playoff field, meaning two weeks of elimination games leading up to Arena Bowl on August 12.
The Force actually finished with a better record than the Gladiators, coming in at 11-7 as opposed to Cleveland’s 10-8, but since the Gladiators won the American Conference East while Georgia finished second in and AC South, Cleveland gets the home-field advantage.
The Gladiators own a victory over the Force this season, having won 62-48 on June 11 in Cleveland.
Georgia racked up 1007 points this season and surrendered 931, while Cleveland scored only 904, but gave up only 842.
In the other American Conference match-up this weekend, Jacksonville takes on Orlando. The winner of that game plays the winner of Cleveland-Georgia.
In the National Conference, Arizona faces Spokane this week while Chicago takes on Dallas.
Georgia was 6th in the AFL in passing and is led by quarterback Brett Elliott, who tossed 90 TD’s this year, while the Gladiators were 13th in the aerial attack and were led by Kurt Rocco’s 72 scoring tosses.