USFL Week 3 recap: Corridor of Famer Calvin Johnson praises the product, Breakers keep unbeaten

Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Calvin Johnson stopped by Ford Subject over the weekend to soak up the USFL Week 3 matchup between the Michigan Panthers and the New Jersey Generals.

The Generals would choose up the 28-13 victory behind De’Andre Johnson and Darius Victor touchdowns. Johnson was 10-of-15 with 180 passing yards and two touchdowns. He additionally had 98 yards on the bottom on 10 carries with a rating. Victor had a speeding and receiving landing.

Josh Love and the new Panthers offense have been hit with their first lack of the season, scoring a season-low 13 factors. The quarterback was 15-of-31 with 101 passing yards and an interception. Carson Robust later got here in and threw a landing move to Trey Quinn.


Calvin Johnson and Daryl Johnston

Former NFL vast receiver Calvin Johnson talks with USFL President Daryl Johnston through the recreation between the New Jersey Generals and Michigan Panthers at Ford Subject on April 30, 2023, in Detroit. (Emilee Chinn/USFL/Getty Photographs)

Calvin Johnson would speak about his expertise on the USFL recreation through the broadcast.

“I find it irresistible. I imply it’s at all times nice to be at a reside occasion. However to look at this on TV, to get the gamers within the warmth of the second such as you’re out right here doing, that’s subsequent stage,” the previous Detroit Lions star stated of the USFL product through the broadcast.

Elsewhere, the New Orleans Breakers ended Week 3 because the final remaining undefeated workforce within the league. The Breakers topped the Birmingham Stallions 45-31.


McLeod Bethel-Thompson had 283 passing yards and three landing passes. Wes Hill rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Jerod Fernandez had an interception through the recreation. Birmingham’s Alex McGough had two landing passes and 238 yards passing.

Wes Hills scores a touchdown

Wes Hills, left, of New Orleans Breakers celebrates with teammates after a landing towards the Birmingham Stallions at Protecting Stadium on April 29, 2023, in Birmingham, Alabama. (Justin Casterline/USFL/Getty Photographs)

The Houston Gamblers sunk the Memphis Showboats within the ultimate seconds of the sport. Kenji Bahar discovered Justin Corridor for a 10-yard go-ahead landing. Bahar had 235 passing yards and two landing passes. Memphis’ Cole Kelley had 307 passing yards and two landing passes.

Memphis has but to win a recreation this season.

The Pittsburgh Maulers shocked the defending division champion Philadelphia Stars, 21-13. The Maulers didn’t rating within the fourth quarter however held Philadelphia to only three factors to carry on for the win.

Troy Williams had the lone landing move for the Maulers. His move went to vast receiver Bailey Gaither. Chris Blewitt had 5 field-goal makes. Philly’s Case Cookus had 238 passing yards and a landing move however threw two interceptions.

Troy Williams and Amani Dennis

Troy Williams of the Pittsburgh Maulers hugs Amani Dennis of the Philadelphia Stars following the sport at Ford Subject on April 30, 2023, in Detroit. (Emilee Chinn/USFL/Getty Photographs)

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Right here’s how Week 4 will play out.

  • Could 6: Philadelphia Stars vs. Houston Gamblers (1 p.m. ET, FOX)
  • Could 6: Michigan Panthers vs. Memphis Showboats (7:30 p.m. ET. NBC/Peacock)
  • Could 7: New Jersey Generals vs. New Orleans Breakers (3 p.m. ET, NBC/Peacock)
  • Could 7: Pittsburgh Maulers vs. Birmingham Stallions (6:30 p.m. ET, FS1)

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