New Orleans Breakers vs. Houston Gamblers | Week 2 Preview Guide

New Orleans Breakers vs. Houston Gamblers | Week 2 Preview Guide

Last week in the USFL had some sensational matchups. But we also have another game this weekend to look forward to. Below will be a guide for this weekend’s matchup between the Houston Gamblers and the New Orleans Breakers. Scroll down a little bit and check out the info now!


12:30 PM EST/11:30 AM CT
April 22, 2023
Protective Stadium (Birmingham, Alabama)

Newcomers to Look Out For

New Orleans Breakers:

McLeod Bethel-Thompson
Sage Surratt
Dee Anderson
Jordan Brailford
Wes Hills
Lee Morris

Houston Gamblers:

Dayan Lake
Josh Pederson
Teo Redding
Kenji Bahar

Head Coaches

John DeFilippo, Breakers (1st year)
Curtis Johnson, Gamblers (1st year)

Players To Watch Out For

New Orleans Breakers:

Johnnie Dixon
Jay Adams
Neville Clarke
Vontae Diggs

Houston Gamblers:

Mark Thompson
Isaiah Chambers
Isaiah Pryor


The Gamblers are coming off a very gut wrenching loss and will want to rebound against the Breakers who themselves are coming off a very impressive win. If the Gamblers want to win this game it starts with their offense and being able to score on the stifling Breakers defense. This game will have a ton of New Orleans ties believe it or not. Curtis Johnson, Head Coach of the Gamblers, was the WRs coach for the New Orleans Saints twice over from 2006-2011, 2017-2021, and he was also the Head Coach at Tulane (located in New Orleans) from 2012-2015. The Gamblers run a very similar offensive system to that of the Saints so it will be a very fun matchup this weekend.

What are your thoughts on this game between the New Orleans Breakers and Houston Gamblers? Which USFL players will make an impact? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!