The Rush hit the road again this week but this time they do so with a little more optimism on their side. The Rush make their way to Kansas City to take on the second worst team in the Arena Football League. The Kansas City Command are only 3-10 this year, with two of those victories on their home turf.

However, one of those two home victories came last week against the mighty San Jose SaberCats {The Rush will play the Cats at home next week}. Of course KC’s victory over San Jose, combined with the Rush’s victory over Georgia last week puts the Rush just a half game out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the National Conference.

This week San Jose plays host to Spokane, while Utah plays host to the same Georgia Force team that was embarrassed at Allstate Arena last weekend. A win for the Rush would keep them in the hunt. But if you add combined upsets by Spokane and Georgia then the Rush would be in the drivers seat and in the number three spot in the playoff race.

Of course that is easier said than done as San Jose defeated Spokane earlier in the season, and Georgia is winless against the West Division this season and they are only 3-4 on the road in 2012. If the Rush can get at least one upset to come their way, then they will just manage to get the number four slot. But the best thing the Rush can do is just worry about themselves and win.

And I believe they will do just that on Saturday night. The Rush defeated KC earlier this season 69-40. The Command has used three quarterbacks this season, and they didn’t win their first game until May 19th. KC is only 2-4 at home this year, and statistically they are one of the worst teams both offensively and defensively.

Kansas City is hoping to ride the momentum from last week’s victory over San Jose. But that victory only happened because of special teams miscues by the SaberCats. This week they will not be so lucky. There is just no slowing down this Rush offense.  And new Rush Defensive Back Jorrick Calvin was named Defensive Player Of The Week for his play against the Force last week.

With Vic Hall still on injured reserve, Calvin will get another chance and I know he will be looking to capitalize on last weeks effort. Kelvin Morris and the rest of the Rush defense will be licking their chops to get another shot at this struggling Command team. I expect the Rush to return home with their 9th victory of the season.

Also on Saturday, while I’m keeping an eye on the Rush I will also be covering the Chicago Fire. Kickoff at Toyota Park is at 7:30pm and I will be in the press box viewing all of the action. I will post my reports right here on And you can follow me during the game on Twitter @GabeSalgado82, and using the following hashtags: #Q101Sports #CHIvCLB and #cf97

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