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Rush to host Jacksonville in battle of AFL powers

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Two of the four teams in the Arena Football League with league-best 6-2 records will face off Friday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont when the Jacksonville Sharks come to town to face the Rush.

The Chicago  Rush is coming off back-to-back road wins at Dallas and Cleveland. The game will be broadcast nationally Friday  as the Arena Football League game of the week on the NFL Network.

    Quarterback Russ Michna has thrown for 2,329  yards and  41 touchdowns for the Rush. Jacksonville had a five-game winning streak snapped last week in Spokane.

 
  ROSTER MOVES: The Rush added defensive lineman Quartez Vickerson (Grand Valley State) in a trade with Oklahoma City. The 6-5, 305 pound Vickerson played in four games for the Yard Dawgz, recording six tackles and two sacks.  The Rush sent offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman, who played in three games for the Rush, to Oklahoma City and waived defensive lineman Josh Beard.
 
Here is this week's coaches' poll ranking the AFL teams
WEEK 9  
RK Team (1st place votes) W-L Pts Last Week
1 Milwaukee Iron(8) 6-2 128 2
2 Spokane Shock(2) 6-2 118 3
3 Jacksonville Sharks 6-2 115 1
4 Chicago Rush(1) 6-2 105 5
5 Tulsa Talons(2) 5-3 98 4
6 Arizona Rattlers 4-3 76 7
7 Tampa Bay Storm 4-3 62 9
8 Alabama Vipers 4-4 40 6
9 Cleveland Gladiators 3-5 32 8
10 Orlando Predators 3-4 28 11
11 Iowa Barnstormers 3-4 17 10
11 Dallas Vigilantes 1-6 17 13
13 Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 3-5 16 13
14 Bossier-Shreveport BW 2-6 15 12
14 Utah Blaze 1-6 15 13
 
 



Rank      Team                               Points    FPV
1 Spokane Shock                              141       9
2 Milwaukee Iron                              132       4
3 Jacksonville Sharks                        126      2
4 Chicago Rush                                 106
5 Tulsa Talons                                    90
6 Arizona Rattlers                               71
7 Tampa Bay Storm                            66
8 Alabama Vipers                               31
9 Iowa Barnstormers                          23
10 Cleveland Gladiators                       16

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