XFL Playoff Preview: Demons-Rage OFFENSE

Brian Kuklick - 68 of 122 passing, 994 yards, 6 TDs, 10 INTs. Stepped in to the starting spot after Jeff Brohm went down for the season during Week 7. He threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns and orchestrated two scoring drives within the final three minutes of a comeback road win over Birmingham. Mike Pawlawski - XFL's second leading passer with 1659 yards and 12 touchdown passes despite missing significant playing time due to injury. Completes a league-leading 62.6 percent of his passes.

Derrick Clark leads the team with 395 yards, 7 TDs. The leader of Orlando's backfield, Clark ranks fifth in the league in rushing and first in touchdowns. Michael Black (320 yards) showed his elusiveness against Birmingham when he averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Terry Battle and Juan Johnson average 4.6 yards per carry between them, but the Demons use their running game sparingly. Pawlawski prefers to deliver the ball to them in the flat rather than in the backfield.

Dialleo Burks, Mario Bailey and Kevin Swayne - The most explosive trio of wideouts in the XFL, bar none. Kevin Swayne's 51-yard TD pass from Jeff Brohm on the Rage’s first-ever play from scrimmage was the first of nine Rage passing scores that covered more than 30 yards this season. Each ranks in the XFL's top ten yards per catch category with Burks leading the entire field of receivers. Brian Roberson and Jimmy "The Jet" Cunningam reel in the majority of Pawlawski passes, sharing 86 catches for 803 yards and 5 touchdowns. James Hundon, Tydus Winans, Brandin Young and Travis Moore also step up to give Pawlawski multiple deadly targets on each passing down.

Terrance Huston - Just rejoined the active roster after a stint on the injured reserve. Is a threat to catch the ball and may get overlooked by defenses who are concentrating on the volatile receiving corps. Averages 11.8 yards per catch. Sean Manuel - Not considered a receiving threat as the Demons have not thrown his way often this year. Must be counted on for blocking support.

In front of every good quarterback is a strong offensive line. Orlando's blockers helped the offense achieve the second-best ranking in the league at just over 300 yards per game. Only Los Angeles has allowed fewer sacks than the Rage, whose front line averages 291 Lbs. Got the job done tremendously well at points throughout the season but quality of play is sporadic. Yielded 22 sacks and helped running game achieve an average of 4.1 yards per carry during regular season.
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