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Valor Visit the Brigade!

June 22, 2017
The Baltimore Brigade (2-6) return to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore Friday night, for only the third time in their ninth time,  looking for some friendly revenge and to prove that they are the top-dog in the Washington/Baltimore Arena Football League rivalry. 

The Washington Valor (1-7, 0-3 road) have not won a game since week one in early April in the first game for both franchises as they tore apart Baltimore in the first half and won 51-38 at Verizon Center. 

To get you set for this critical and must-win rematch for both teams, you should watch the following videos! First, Anna Tarullo and I get you set from a Brigade perspective with a look at the Valor as well right here. 

The Brigade comes off a loss at Cleveland last week, and as we discussed on "Brigade Gameday" need a much better start than they had last week. 

With a focus on the struggling Valor, here's Valor sideline reporter Caitlin Mangum and me trying to figure out how Washington can win a second game on the year and their first since April 7. 

Some key stats for Friday night as we go "Inside the Numbers" for Friday night's showdown:

Tracy Belton has three interceptions for the Valor, tied for first in the AFL. He also has 38.5 total tackles. 

Valor QB Sean Brackett has 16 touchdown passes in his three starts for Washington. He threw for 299 yards and seven scores against Tampa two weeks ago before their bye. 

The Brigade are allowing 57.3 points per game on average, the worst in the AFL in 2017. The Gladiators are second-worst at 53.2 PPG allowed. 

The Valor have the worst scoring offense in the AFL in 2017 at 41.9 PPG. The Brigade are the second-worst scoring offense at 47.6 PPG. 

Chris Russell has covered the Washington Redskins for eight seasons for multiple media outlets and was a part of the Redskins Radio Network broadcast team for five years. He covers the Redskins, Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade for Monumental Sports Network (  Listen to Chris on Washington D.C.'s # 1 sports radio station, 106.7 The FAN