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Baltimore (7-3) at Washington (1-9)
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Week 1: Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm EST
Broadcat (TV/Internet) Coverage: CBSSN
Live webcasts: None

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Head to Head
Coaching RecordsVs. TeamVs. Coach
Omarr Smith (BAL)4-32-0
Benji McDowell (WAS)0-20-2
Rankings Baltimore Brigade Washington Valor
Off Passing Yds/Game 238215
Off Rushing Yds/Game 1621
Total Off Yds/Game 254236
Passing Yds Allowed/Game 229225
Avg. OL/DL Weight 295304
Avg. WR Height 6-16-0
Power Poll Ranking 96.775.0
Previous Meetings(Brigade lead series 4-3)
June 15, 2018Washington 42at Baltimore 72
May 19, 2018Baltimore 42at Washington 41
April 13, 2018Washington 56at Baltimore 61
August 4, 2017Washington 41at Baltimore 35
July 22, 2017Baltimore 30at Washington 34
June 23, 2017Washington 41at Baltimore 51
April 7, 2017Baltimore 38at Washington 51
Game Preview Articles
Photos: Dispatches From The First Game Of DC's New Arena Football Team

Washington Valor Opening Night Produces Exciting Win over Baltimore Brigade
Afro American

As franchise debuts for both teams, the Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade met in Washington, D.C., on Friday night, April 9, at the Verizon Center in front of a raucous Opening Night crowd of a reported 15,579 fans.

Jon Stark,

It's officially official. Week 1 is in the books. While I only got a chance to catch some of the Cleveland/Tampa Bay game, I was at the Washington Valor home opener. Verizon Center was buzzing, with the energy in the air, it felt like this was a playoff game and Arena Football had been a staple in D.C. for the last fifteen years.

Valor Captures Season-Opening Win Over Brigade, 51-38
Washington Valor Press Release

In franchise debuts for both organizations, the Washington Valor withstood a Baltimore comeback led by Brigade rookie quarterback Shane Carden to capture a 51-38 win over their beltway rival.

The Valor's Arena Football League debut produced an auspicious and electrifying show
Washington Post

After a 27-year hiatus, the Arena Football League returned to Washington, D.C. in high-octane fashion Friday night.

Baltimore Brigade Coach Omar Smith Is Ready For The First Game
CBS Baltimore / WJZ

Brigade comes back in inaugural game, fall 51-38 to Valor
Baltimore Sun

Before the Baltimore Brigade ever played a game in the Arena Football League, they were already playing catch-up. Quite a distance separated the team from its neighbor to the south.

Arena League football comes to Washington, and the Valor hope to find footing
Washington Post

Last fall, Erik Meyer wondered if he would ever play professional football again. He had once been an Arena Football League journeyman, but as the league sputtered last year, so did Meyer’s career prospects. The 34-year-old quarterback returned to California and coached football at a high school, keeping himself in shape just in case he ever got another call to play.

LaQuan Williams, Brigade ready to begin new era of Baltimore football
Baltimore Sun

Introducing the Baltimore Brigade.
Baltimore Magazine (blog)

Brigade ushers in new era of football in Baltimore
ABC2 News

Washington Valor: A Look Ahead
Jon Stark,

Spring is here and that means so is Arena Football. If you haven't heard by now D.C. has a new team. If you're a Washington Redskins fan, that means you can finally get your football fix before September. In their inaugural season, the Washington Valor hit the field this Friday April 7th against another new expansion team, the Baltimore Brigade.