What a long, strange trip it’s been for the Pittsburgh Power.
After a season that began with the firing of their head coach, the challenge of dealing with a roster chocked full of new players, and many questions as to whether would be able to reach the playoffs in their third season of existence, the Power are now proving to be one of the top teams in the AFL.
On the heels of an impressive 57-27 win over the Iowa Barnstormers, the Power not only improved to 11-3 on the season, they locked up their first playoff birth in franchise history. Quite a turnaround for a team that had a combined record of 9-27 in the previous two seasons.
Though its been a team effort, and theres plenty of credit to go around, few have been as good as PSN’s player of the week, Power Quarterback, Tommy Grady.
Grady once again led the Power’s outstanding passing attack on Friday night, completing nearly 78 percent of his passes (24-31) and throwing for 334 yards, along with seven touchdowns in the Power’s blowout win.
For the season, Grady’s numbers are ridiculous. Grady has passed for a league leading 3,622 yards along with an eye popping 86 touchdown passes, which is the second highest total in the AFL. Grady has thrown 5 TD’s or more in 13 of 14 games this season.
Grady and the Power will continue to keep their winning ways going as they chase their division rival, the Cleveland Gladiators, for their first division title in team history. Next up for the Power will be a road test against the Jacksonville Sharks (4-8) this coming Saturday.
Congrats to PSN’s player of the week, the Pittsburgh Power’s Tommy Grady.