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The XFL playoffs. 6 teams. 2 spots.
Heading into week 9 of the XFL regular season, two playoff spots have been earned and two remain. All six teams are still alive for the final two spots. What does each team have to do to get in? Check our out in-depth playoff breakdown. 

Enforcers, Hitmen vie for playoff spot
Star running back John Avery isn't about to let a little pain slow him down at this stage of the season. The league's leading rusher will lead his Enforcers into Giants Stadium at 8 p.m. ET Saturday (Broadcast nationally on NBC) to challenge the Hitmen despite having injured his hamstring last week. The loser of this game may have to watch the playoffs on television.
[Game Notes | MSNBC Web cast]
[Enforcers Web site | Hitmen Website]

Outlaws, Demons duel for second
San Francisco descends onto Sam Boyd Stadium at 7 p.m. ET Sunday (Broadcast nationally on UPN) to contend against Las Vegas for second place in the Western Division. With the race for the division's final playoff spot mired in a dead heat, this one is a must-win for each team.
[Game Notes]
[Outlaws Web site | Demons Website]

Bolts eye huge opportunity
With a 2-6 record, Birmingham's playoff hopes look dim. But should the Bolts upset Eastern Division leader Orlando at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at Legion Field, their outlook will brighten immensely. Quarterback Graham Leigh takes charge in the huddle as the Bolts test Brian Kuklick and the powerful Orlando Rage.
[Game Notes
[Bolts Web site | Rage Web site]
Xtreme looking for payback
The Maniax spoiled the Xtreme's homecoming back in Week 4 and now LA wants to repay the favor. Los Angeles seeks revenge at 4 p.m. ET Sunday (Broadcast nationally on TNN) in the Liberty Bowl. One Maniax fan could walk away with $2,500 should Memphis repeat the feat and overthrow the Western Division leaders. Visit the Maniax homepage to find out more about that and a cool ticket deal.
[Game Notes]
[Xtreme Web site | Maniax Web site]
The best of the XFL season
Who has the longest touchdown run of the year? What team has gained the most offensive yards in one game? Which player has the most receiving yards in one game? Find out these answers and more - it's all in the XFL Highs and Lows.
[Team records | Individual records]
Enforcers monopolize weekly awards
The XFL named Chicago Enforcers RB John Avery as its Offensive Player of the Week and teammate DB Corey Ivy as its Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8. The Windy City duo led the Enforcers to a crucial, 13-0, win over the Birmingham Thunderbolts on Sunday night, giving Chicago control of its playoff destiny.
Week 10 schedule changes
The dates and times for games during Week 10 have changed. Here are the new dates and times for the final week of regular season play this year:
Saturday, April 7 - San Francisco @ Los Angeles, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Saturday, April 7 - Memphis @ Las Vegas, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, April 8 - New York/New Jersey @ Birmingham, 4 p.m. ET (TNN)
Sunday, April 8 - Orlando @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET (UPN) 
Expansion committee tours Detroit
Members of the XFL expansion committee today visited Detroit, touring legendary Tiger Stadium and meeting with Mayor Dennis Archer, XFL President Basil V. DeVito, Jr., announced. The trip to Detroit comes two days after league officials visited Washington, D.C. In addition to the tour of Tiger Stadium, which the NFLís Detroit Lions called home for many years, the party also looked at prospective practice facilities and potential team office space.

A wide open field
As the XFL season hits the homestretch, a number of playoff spots are still up for grabs. Watch what some head coaches had to say about earning the right to play in the post-season. 
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It takes a special man to be a QB
Being an XFL Quarterback is not an easy job. Just ask Jeff Brohm. Or Casey Weldon. Or Ryan Clement. Watch their story. 
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Take a closer look at the XFL Player
For the XFL athlete the media has not been kind. But take a closer look at these men and you will see passion and fortitude. These men simply love the game of football. 
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Fanning the postseason flames
When the fireworks burst over Giants Stadium at 8 p.m. ET this Saturday, the explosions will signify more than just the beginning to Week Nine of XFL Season One. Competition for the final two playoff spots begins to blaze.

Stop conspiracy against the XFL
From MSNBC.com - The XFL is getting screwed by the national media. I have seen it up close and Iím confident that Iím witnessing my first sports media conspiracy. Various newspapers and television networks want to see Vince McMahon fail and they want to see him fail on a large scale.

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