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."
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."