Kyle Sloter leads the Breakers to win 34-3 over the Bandits

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The New Orleans Breakers are still undefeated after their second United States Football League match, a 34-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Bandits Sunday.

Their commanding victory was the biggest points difference in a USFL game this season.

New Orleans scored on their first possession of the match. Quarterback Kyle Sloter ran the ball into the end zone for a 1-yard score to complete an impressive 13-play, 77-yard drive.

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“I’m driving this s – t!” Slotser was heard saying as he celebrated his touchdown run.

Sloter was dominant in his second USFL game of his career despite jumping in the groin. He finished the game 25-to-39 with 266 passing yards, two touchdown passes and no interceptions. Jordan Ellis led the Breakers with 64 rushing yards on 21 attempts.

Kyle Sloter # 10 of the New Orleans Breakers looks set to send the ball into the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Bandits at Protective Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Kyle Sloter # 10 of the New Orleans Breakers looks set to send the ball into the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Bandits at Protective Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Photo by Jamie Squire / USFL / Getty Images)

After the Bandits went three and out, the Breakers went on a 12-game 69-yard drive. Returning TJ Logan finished it off with a 5-yard touchdown run. New Orleans led 14-0 after the first quarter.

The Bandits finally gained some momentum after the team blocked a field goal by Austin MacGinnis, leading to an 11-game 77-yard drive, which was the team’s best drive of the night. While Tampa Bay failed to score a touchdown, they finally came on the board with a 22-yard field goal by kicker Tyler Rausa.

But New Orleans responded on the next drive when Sloter teamed up with wide receiver Shawn Poindexter for an 18-yard touchdown.

That drive also got wide receiver Jonathan Adams to make an incredible one-handed catch in 29 yards. It was one of many notable catches by Adams, who finished the game with five catches on 92 yards.

“Too many people should not play cover zero on me. I want to pick up that ball … I’m always open,” Adams said during the broadcast.

Jonathan Adams # 9 of the New Orleans Breakers misses the ball as Christian Campbell # 7 of the Tampa Bay Bandits defends in the second quarter of the match at the Protective Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Jonathan Adams # 9 of the New Orleans Breakers misses the ball as Christian Campbell # 7 of the Tampa Bay Bandits defends in the second quarter of the match at the Protective Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / USFL / Getty Images)

The Breakers were ahead 21-3 at the break and they did not allow the Bandits to score any points for the rest of the match.

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The Breakers ‘defense kept Tampa Bay at just 97 yards, and the Bandits’ quarterback Jordan Ta’amu was pressured throughout the competition. New Orleans had four sacks and 10 tackles behind the line. Ta’amu finished the game with 44.4% of his passes in 62 yards and an interception.

Jordan Ta'amu # 10 of the Tampa Bay Bandits looks set to send the ball into the third quarter of the game against the New Orleans Breakers at Protective Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Jordan Ta’amu # 10 of the Tampa Bay Bandits looks set to send the ball into the third quarter of the game against the New Orleans Breakers at Protective Stadium on April 24, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Photo by Jamie Squire / USFL / Getty Images)

Breakers made power plays from players at all three levels of their defense. Notable artists included linebackers Kamilo Tongamoa and Anree Saint-Amour, linebacker Jerod Fernandez and defender Vontae Diggs.

The bandits were led on the ground by Ta’amu and BJ Emmons, who rushed 39 yards on 14 attempts.

After both teams failed to score during the third quarter, the Breakers went on a 10-game 55-yard drive, which ended with a MacGinnis field goal to give them a 24-3 lead to start the fourth.

Breakers cornerback Nevelle Clark then intercepted Ta’amu on their next possession. New Orleans responded with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Sloter to wide receiver Johnnie Dixon. After an extra point by MacGinnis, the Breakers led 31-3.

Looking for answers, Ta’amu was later replaced by quarterback Brady White, who did not give much of a spark. White was intercepted by Mike Stevens in the fourth quarter and he finished the game with just completing 3 of 10 passes in 34 yards and an interception.

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He was fired to end the fight.

Next week, the Bandits (1-1) will take on the Houston Gamblers on Saturday, April 30 at 16 ET. Breakers (2-0) will play against Birmingham Stallions in a match between undefeated teams later in the day at. 20.00 ET.

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