USFL United States Football League 2022

United States Football League Logo [Reference: 11]

Standings

USFL United States Football League North Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
19100.90023218250W9
26400.60026224319L1
32800.200211236-25W1
41900.100147243-96L5

USFL United States Football League South Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
19100.90023416965W1
26400.60019616432L1
34600.400162195-33L2
43700.300196208-12W2

Standings calculated automatically from results. For Official Standings please visit USFL website at: [References: 10]

Playoffs

USFL United States Football League Playoffs 2022

Schedule compiled from schedule in USFL website. For Official Schedule please visit USFL website at: [References: 14] Note: All times GMT +1 (Summer Time)

For Box-Score and Game Recap of the USFL Championship Game please click on the Game in the Schedule Above.

Schedule

USFL United States Football League 2022

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
24 - 28

New Jersey Generals vs Birmingham Stallions

(Week 1)
17 - 12

Houston Gamblers vs Michigan Panthers

(Week 1)
17 - 23

Philadelphia Stars vs New Orleans Breakers

(Week 1)
17 - 3

Tampa Bay Bandits vs Pittsburgh Maulers

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
6 - 10

Michigan Panthers vs New Jersey Generals

(Week 2)
23 - 30

Pittsburgh Maulers vs Philadelphia Stars

(Week 2)
33 - 28

Birmingham Stallions vs Houston Gamblers

(Week 2)
34 - 3

New Orleans Breakers vs Tampa Bay Bandits

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
27 - 26

Tampa Bay Bandits vs Houston Gamblers

(Week 3)
0 - 24

Pittsburgh Maulers vs Michigan Panthers

(Week 3)
22 - 13

Birmingham Stallions vs New Orleans Breakers

(Week 3)
24 - 16

New Jersey Generals vs Philadelphia Stars

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
26 - 25

Philadelphia Stars vs Michigan Panthers

(Week 4)
21 - 13

New Jersey Generals vs Pittsburgh Maulers

(Week 4)
10 - 16

Tampa Bay Bandits vs Birmingham Stallions

(Week 4)
16 - 23

Houston Gamblers vs New Orleans Breakers

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
20 - 27

Michigan Panthers vs Tampa Bay Bandits

(Week 5)
17 - 27

New Orleans Breakers vs New Jersey Generals

(Week 5)
30 - 17

Birmingham Stallions vs Philadelphia Stars

(Week 5)
21 - 20

Pittsburgh Maulers vs Houston Gamblers

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
17 - 33

Michigan Panthers vs Birmingham Stallions

(Week 6)
28 - 35

Tampa Bay Bandits vs Philadelphia Stars

(Week 6)
16 - 26

Pittsburgh Maulers vs New Orleans Breakers

(Week 6)
25 - 26

Houston Gamblers vs New Jersey Generals

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
20 - 13

New Jersey Generals vs Tampa Bay Bandits

(Week 7)
31 - 27

New Orleans Breakers vs Michigan Panthers

(Week 7)
26 - 16

Birmingham Stallions vs Pittsburgh Maulers

(Week 7)
35 - 24

Philadelphia Stars vs Houston Gamblers

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
18 - 29

Pittsburgh Maulers vs New Jersey Generals

(Week 8)
9 - 10

New Orleans Breakers vs Birmingham Stallions

(Week 8)
24 - 46

Michigan Panthers vs Philadelphia Stars

(Week 8)
3 - 13

Houston Gamblers vs Tampa Bay Bandits

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
25 - 23

New Jersey Generals vs Michigan Panthers

(Week 9)
17 - 15

Houston Gamblers vs Birmingham Stallions

(Week 9)
6 - 17

Tampa Bay Bandits vs New Orleans Breakers

(Week 9)
17 - 16

Philadelphia Stars vs Pittsburgh Maulers

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
23 - 26

Philadelphia Stars vs New Jersey Generals

(Week 10)
21 - 18

Birmingham Stallions vs Tampa Bay Bandits

(Week 10)
3 - 20

New Orleans Breakers vs Houston Gamblers

(Week 10)
33 - 21

Michigan Panthers vs Pittsburgh Maulers

Schedule compiled from schedule in USFL website. For Official Schedule please visit USFL website at: [References: 14] Note: All times GMT +1 (Summer Time)

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (16-18 April 2022)

Birmingham Stallions opened the 2022 USFL season, the first since 1985, with a 28-24 victory over New Jersey Generals, once owned back in the 1980s by former US President Donald Trump. Despite a lawsuit from the original owners claiming trademark violations, the league went ahead, and the home team Stallions won the first of four opening weekend games played at their Protective Stadium (it was planned for all games to be played at Protective Stadium throught the season as part of the hub model). Other games saw wins for Houston Gamblers (17-12 versus Michigan Panthers), New Orleans Breakers (23-17 versus Philadelphia Stars) and Tampa Bay Bandits (17-3 versus Pittsburgh Maulers). [References: 13-14]

Week 2 (23-25 April 2022)

In the North Division New Jersey Generals improved to 1-1 with their first win of the season in a low-scoring game versus Michigan Panthers (10-6 to the Generals) and Philadelphia Stars likewise got their first win, 30-23 against Pittsburgh Maulers (0-2) in a Pennsylvania derby. The South Division, dominant during week 1, saw Birmingham Stallions make full usage of the home field advantage to move to 2-0 with a 33-28 defeat of Houston Gamblers, while New Orleans Breakers joined them on 2-0 with a huge 34-3 victory over Tampa Bay Bandits. [References: 13-14]

Week 3 (30 April-2 May 2022)

The South Division match-up between Tampa Bay Bandits and Houston Gamblers (both 1-1 coming into the game) was the closest of the weekend with Bandits prevailing 27-26. Birmingham Stallions were the only remaining undefeated team after defeating New Orleans Breakers, who were also undefeated coming into the game, 22-13. The North Division also saw a match-up between the two joint-division leaders (on wins) with New Jersey Generals winning 24-16 versus Philadelphia Stars. The other game between winless Pittsburgh Maulers and Michigan Panthers went the way of the Panthers, 24-0. [References: 13-14]

May 2022 Recap (Weeks 4-7)

Birmingham Stallions made full use of homefield advantage winning all four games at Protective Stadium in May, defeating Tampa Bay Bandits, Phiadelphia Stars, Michigan Panthers and Pittsburgh Maulers on their way to 7-0. Second place in the South Division was occupied by New Orleans Breakers on 5-2 who went 3-1 during May with only a loss to New Jersey Generals spoiling the record which included wins over Houston Gamblers, Michigan Panthers and Pittsburgh Maulers. Tampa Bay Bandits picked up a win over Michigan Panthers to go 3-4 in an otherwise disappointing May for the Florida team. Houston Gamblers lost all four games in May to be left out of playoff contention on 1-6. [References: 13-14]

The North Division saw New Jersey Generals assured of a playoff spot with their six game winning streak to week 7 leaving them on 6-1. Philadelphia Stars were almost assured of a playoff spot also standing on 4-3 as they defeated Michigan Panthers, Tampa Bay Bandits and Houston Gamblers in May. Michigan Panthers lost four in a row as the team from the City of Big Cats were joined on 1-6 by Pittsburgh Maulers who managed their first win with a narrow 21-20 victory over Houston Gamblers to also stand on 1-6 at the end of May. [References: 13-14]

June 2022 Recap (Weeks 8-10)

After narrowly defeating New Orleans Breakers 10-9 to record their eighth successive victory, Birmigham Stallions suffered a big shock in week 9 with a 17-15 loss to Houston Gamblers, only the Gamblers second victory of the season. The Stallions bounced back with a 21-18 triumph over Tampa Bay Bandits on the Final day of the Regular Season to finish 9-1 and capture the South Division title. New Orleans breakers joined the Stallions in the playoffs with a victory over Tampa Bay Bandits in week 9, but suffered a loss to the surging Houston Gamblers in the last week to finish 6-4. Tampa Bay Bandits won 13-3 versus Houston Gamblers in week 9 as the Bandits secured third place in the division with the win. Houston Gamblers finished 3-7 with those two shock victories against playoff-bound Birmigham and New Orleans to put a gloss on what was a disappointing season for the Texas team. [References: 13-14]

The North Division Champions were New Jersey Generals who finished off the regular season with victories over division rivals Pittsburgh Maulers, Michigan Panthers and Philadelphia Stars to complete a nine-game winning streak to end the regular season after that first loss to Birmingham Stallions in week 1. The Generals were joined in the playoffs by Philadelphia Stars who defeated Michigan Panthers and Pittsburgh Maulers either side of the loss to New Jersey in week 9 to finish on 6-4. The battle for the unenviable crown of first draft pick in 2023 went to Pittsburgh Maulers who finished 1-9 after a five game losing streak to end season including a 21-33 defeat to Michigan Panthers who finished 2-8 with the victory. [References: 13-14]

Playoff Preview

New Jersey Generals head into the Playoffs on the back of a nine-game winning streak which saw the Generals finish the regular season 9-1. The Garden State team’s only loss came in week 1 when they lost to host city team for the hub model in 2022, Birmigham Stallions 24-28. The Stallions themselves finished on 9-1 also, with a shock loss to the surprising Houston Gamblers in the penultimate week of the regular season. The Generals play North Division runners-up Philadelphia Stars (6-4) who they beat twice during the regular season in the Playoffs while Birmingham Stallions also meet a 6-4 team the New Orleans Breakers, who they also defeated twice during the regular season. All playoff games shall be played at the Professional Football Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace just over 100 years ago of the National Football League (NFL) the Major Professional Football League. [References: 13-14]

Playoffs (26 June 2022)

Philadelphia Stars shocked New Jersey Generals 19-14 ending a nine-game winning-streak for the Generals. New Jersey had defeated the Stars twice during the regular season. Philadelphia meet Birmingham Stallions in the USFL Championship Game after the Stallions triumphed 31-17 over New Orleans Breakers in the other Semi-Finals. [References: 13-14]

USFL Championship Game 2022 (3 July 2022)

Birmingham Stallions triumphed over Philadelphia Stars 33-30 thanks to two inportant interceptions in the fourth quarter – one of which was returned for a 46yard Touchdown by S Wright III and three more touchdowns as well as two Field Goals by R Aubrey. A Stars fightback in the 4th Quarter was ended by first Wright III’s interception with 3:03 left on the clock and then C McFarland’s timely interception with 28 seconds left which ended the game. [See Box-Score and Recap in the Game Link above]

About the USFL 2022

The United States Football League (USFL) 2022 is a reincarnation of the successful Spring alternative to the National Football League (NFL) which ran from 1983 to 1985 before an unsuccessful bid to move to an autumn season and taking the NFL head-on [See link to USFL 1983-1985 below for more details]. The 2022 version shall be played entirely within a Hub City in Birmingham, Alabama, a model first used by The Spring League (TSL) from 2016 to 2021, before that league went into partnership with Fox Sports and bought out the naming rights and logos of the USFL 1983-1985 and renaming itself USFL for 2022 [See link below for The Spring League for more details] . The USFL 2022 published a 10-game schedule culminating in Semi-Finals and Championship Game between the top two teams in each Division [10].

For More on the USFL 1983-1985 please see:

And for More on The Spring League (TSL) 2017-2021 please see:

Map of USA with USFL Cities and Team Logos

High detailed United States of America physical map with labeling Contributor: Bardocz Peter with additional USFL 2022 Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie References: [60]

[12] High detailed United States of America physical map with labeling. Item ID: 392033755 Contributor: Bardocz Peter [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/high-detailed-united-states-america-physical-392033755 [Accessed 11 January 2022][Combined with NFL AFC Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie][11 February 2022][For NFL Logos please see References 2-8]

References

[1] Fox Sports (2022) USFL unveils team cities, nicknames and logos for 2022 debut [Internet] Available from: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/usfl/usfl-unveils-team-cities-nicknames-and-logos-for-2022-debut [Accessed 11 February 2022]

[10] Fox Sports (2022) USFL 2022: Jeff Fischer, Larry Fedora named as final two coaches [Internet] Available from: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/usfl/usfl-2022-jeff-fisher-larry-fedora-named-as-final-two-coaches [Accessed 11 February 2022]

Logo References

[2] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Panthers [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Panthers.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[3] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Generals [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Generals.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[4] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Stars [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Stars.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[5] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Maulers [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Maulers.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[6] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Stallions [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Stallions.svg  [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[7] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Gamblers [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Gamblers.svg  [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[8] USFL (2022) Logos_USFL_Breakers [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/images/Logos_USFL_Breakers.svg [Accessed 11 February 2022]

[9] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Bandits [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Bandits.svg  [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[11] Sports Logos History (2018) USFL Logo 1983-1985 [Internet] Available from: https://sportslogohistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/united_states_football_league.png [Accessed 31 December 2019]

Maps

[12] High detailed United States of America physical map with labeling. Item ID: 392033755 Contributor: Bardocz Peter [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/high-detailed-united-states-america-physical-392033755 [Accessed 11 January 2022][Combined with NFL AFC Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie][11 February 2022][For NFL Logos please see References 2-8]

Standings and Schedule References

[13] TheUSFL (2022) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/standings [Accessed 26 June 2022]

[14] TheUSFL (2022) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/schedule  [Accessed 9 April 2022][Last Accessed 4 July 2022]

[15] TheUSFL (2022) Box Score: Birmingham Stallions v Philadelphia Stars Box Score 43 [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/championship-birmingham-stallions-vs-philadelphia-stars-jul-03-2022-game-boxscore-43 [Accessed 4 July 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Todd Zboyan and Decy Maher.

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