New Orleans Breakers vs. Pittsburgh Maulers Preview Guide

New Orleans Breakers vs. Pittsburgh Maulers Preview Guide

The New Orleans Breakers and Pittsburgh Maulers are set to kick off their USFL seasons this Sunday evening in Birmingham. Below will be a guide of sorts that will include everything you will want to know heading into this week one matchup. So do yourself a favor and scroll down a bit and get all the info you need!


6:30 PM EST
April 16th
Protective Stadium | Birmingham, Alabama

Newcomers To Look Out For

New Orleans Breakers: Jordan Brailford, Shaheed Salmon, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Dee Anderson, Sage Surratt

Pittsburgh Maulers: James Morgan, Terry Beckner, CJ Turner, Mark Gilbert, Reuben Foster

Head Coaches

John DeFilippo, Breakers (1st year)
Ray Horton, Maulers (1st year)

Standout Players

New Orleans Breakers: Jonathan Adams, Johnnie Dixon, Vontae Diggs, Jerod Fernandez

Pittsburgh Maulers: Bailey Gaither, Madre London, Tre Tarpley, Bryce Tornedon


To sum it all up, this will be a very good matchup this season. I do not think the Maulers are the same team they were last season. I think they will be a very good defensive team with an offense that will find themselves along the way. The Breakers, however, I expect this team to be a very pass heavy team especially with their two stout WRs in Adams and Dixon along with the two time Grey Cup Champ at QB throwing it to them. This matchup has the potential to be a very high scoring game. Should be a fun one!

What are you most looking forward to in this game between the New Orleans Breakers and Pittsburgh Maulers? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!