Titans hope to 'keep it going' after long layoff

Cedar Rapids plays first game in 28 days after double bye

Published: March 29 2013 | 2:11 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 1:23 pm in
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The Cedar Rapids Titans boast the Indoor Football League’s only perfect record at 4-0. The Titans’ overall season contains one flaw – a preseason matchup with Green Bay -- a 67-47 loss.

The Blizzard sit on the opposite end of the spectrum. At 0-4, the only success Green Bay enjoyed came back on Feb. 2 in Cedar Rapids.

Saturday the Blizzard return to Cedar Rapids looking to grab its first regular season win. The Titans can grab their fifth win overall and first in nearly a month.

“Personally, I don’t like it. Two straight bye weeks after trying to get the rhythm with your quarterback and your offense, it’s kind of tough,” Titans wide receiver Bryan Pray said. “But at the same time we’re professionals. We have to take it with a grain of salt.”

The 28-day layoff couldn’t come at a worse time in the season. The Titans steam rolled their last two opponents before the double-bye, outscoring Texas and Wyoming a combined 114-33.

“Against Texas and Wyoming we started to click right away,” Pray said. “With that said, I’m sure a lot of the guys are watching film during these two bye weeks so we can keep it going.”

The Titans have feature two quarterbacks this season – Richard McCullum and Colton Hansen – but the offense hasn’t skipped a beat. Cedar Rapids has scored at least 41 points a game this year. Since week one, they’ve put up at least 54 points.

Green Bay has yet to score more than 41 points, and combined to score 34 its last two games.

“Now we have these bye weeks, hopefully the guys are (preparing) so we can keep it going,” Pray said.

Saturday’s game is the first of four straight, including two games against Chicago.

The Slaughter sit in second in the United Conference behind the Titans with a 3-2 record. Standing have become a talking point for fans of the 4-0 Titans. After a dominating 54-12 win, fans began discussing championship possibilities.

“We have to focus on just that right there,” Pray said. “Not talking about the United Bowl and taking it one day at a time.”

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