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updated: 5/13/2011 7:02 PM

Big weekend for Rush, Slaughter

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When a team commits 7 turnovers in an Arena Football League game, bad things are bound to happen as evidenced by the Chicago Rush's 64-45 loss to lowly Tulsa last week.

If it happens again this week in Arizona, things could get really ugly because the Rattlers (7-1) have been on fire to start the season. The two clubs meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at US Airways Center in Phoenix.

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"You cannot turn the ball over seven times and expect to win a ballgame," Rush coach Bob McMillen said. "We need to regain confidence and come out strong against the Rattlers. They are one of the premier teams in the league; we need the offense to produce."

One bright spot on offense for the Rush last week was the play of quarterback Russ Michna, who threw for a season-high 248 yards in the loss to Tulsa. Last year against the Rattlers, Michna threw for 321 yards.

Another bright spot: the Rush have won the last four contests against Arizona.

Big game for Slaughter:

A pair of 7-3 teams clash Saturday when the Chicago Slaughter host the Bloomington Extreme at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates (7 p.m.).

The Slaughter comes into the game off 49-46 win over Richmond on the road. In that game, Kevin Grady ran for 6 touchdowns to lead the Slaughter.

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