The Chicago Rush (3-1) returns from a bye week refreshed and still atop the Central Division, but you can't blame them if they still have a bad taste in their mouths following a road loss to Cleveland.
"Our team made a number of mistakes and that hurt us," Rush coach Bob McMillen said. "We had a few positives in the game as well, but we will work hard to make the necessary adjustments."
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They'll get to see if those tweaks work when they head to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday (7:05 p.m., NFL Network) to take on the Iowa Barnstormers (2-2).
It will be a matchup of two teams looking to get back on the winning track. Last week Iowa dropped a 62-54 decision to Kansas City despite a late comeback bid by the Barnstormers.
The trip to Iowa will be a homecoming of sorts for former Barnstormer and current Rush defender Jason Simpson, who has been playing up a storm this season.
Simpson earned Defensive Player of the Game honors in the season opener in Milwaukee, made key interceptions in Week 2 against Philadelphia and recorded 2 interceptions in Week 3 against San Jose.
"Jason is one of the hardest working guys both in practice and on the field," McMillen said. "He's getting better every week and I'll take a guy like him who makes a mistake here or there over other guys because he works so hard."