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                                 Carolina                   Milwaukee 
Cobras vs. Mustangs
by Brian Distelberg, CobraZone

 (1-6) (2-5)
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Location: The ESA 
TV: none  
Radio: Cobras Radio Network  
Internet: none

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   WHO HAS THE EDGE?
 
  When the Cobras have the ball...  
Rushing - The combination of Bo Kelly and Alan Campos seems to be working for the Cobras. The Mustangs' run defense is only average. Advantage: Carolina  
Passing - If Fred McNair can put up 234 yards and 4 touchdowns against the league's best pass defense, he should have a field day against Milwaukee, which has given up 75, 64 and 53 points during the three games of their current losing streak. P.S. to McNair - If we have a chance to win with a field goal and there is any risk of a pick, throw it away. Advantage: Carolina
 
  When the Mustangs have the ball...  
  Rushing - Though the Mustangs' ground attack is hardly stellar, the Cobras will suffer from the loss of Brad Keeney, a solid run stopper. Advantage: Even  
  Passing - Kevin McDougal, Milwaukee's quarterback, is having the best season of his three-year AFL career.  He's thrown 34 touchdowns, and his 1,854 passing yards are fifth in the league.  The Cobras will start the same defensive specialists for the third straight week, but can't count on the interceptions they got last week from Dell McGee and Jason Nichols. Advantage: Milwaukee
  Also...  
  Special Teams - Mustangs' OS Lamart Cooper is a dangerous returner.  He averages 23.9 yards per return and has four kicks run back for touchdowns this year already.  Remy Hamilton finally proved why the team picked him in the expansion draft last week, with excellent kickoffs and a 6-for-6 PAT performance.  Advantage: Even  
Coaching - Any coach that almost got an expansion squad to knock off the league's best team deserves the advantage for a week at least, even if I didn't understand the onside kick or the play-calling late against Orlando.  Advantage: Carolina  
Intangibles - This is a no brainer.  The Cobras nearly toppled the mighty Orlando Predators.  They're returning home, and the Cobras faithful are hungry for a win at the ESA.  The Mustangs, meanwhile, have lost three straight and are playing on the road.  Advantage: Carolina  
  Prediction: Carolina 56 - Milwaukee 52  
 
(partial) INJURY REPORT 
 Due to incomplete information from the teams, a full injury report is not available.
 
Cobras: 
Out FB/LB Marrio Grier (ACL, MCL), OS Marlon Estes (achilles), OL/DL Brad Keeney (MCL) 
 
Mustangs: 
Out - OS Alvin Ashley (knee), OL/DL Mike Ivey (knee), WR/DB Herb Duncan (hamstring), Joe Kelenic (knee), George Perry (knee)
  
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