USFL Schedule Week 8: What football games are happening today? TV channels, times, scores

We are in the home stretch of the 2022 USFL season and the playoff picture is beginning to take shape.

Two teams – the Birmingham Stallions and the New Jersey Generals – have already secured a place in the playoffs. The Generals earned theirs by defeating the Bandits in week 7, while the Stallions leveled up thanks to the Generals’ victory and their defeat of the Maulers. Birmingham remain undefeated 7-0.

Now only two playoff places have to be grabbed. The Philadelphia Stars and New Orleans Breakers are in prime position to secure those spots as the Stars have a three-game lead in the race for second place in the North Division while the Breakers are two games ahead in the South Division lying to the Tampa Bay Bandits.

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Both the Stars and Breakers can secure their transition into the postseason in Week 8. Philadelphia just needs to win their game against Michigan, while New Orleans needs to beat the undefeated Stallions and get a little help from the Houston Gamblers, who are the only team so far officially eliminated from the playoff race.

Here’s everything you need to know about the USFL’s Week 8 schedule, including the ability to watch and live stream all four games.

USFL Schedule Week 8: What games are taking place today?

Here’s the full schedule for week eight of the 2022 USFL season, including how to watch each game live.

Friday June 3rd

Game Kick off time (ET) TV channel
New Jersey Generals (6-1) vs. Pittsburgh Maulers (1-6) 8 p.m USA, fuboTV

Saturday June 4th

Game Kick off time (ET) TV channel
Birmingham Stallions (7-0) vs New Orleans Breakers (5-2) 3 pm Fuchs, fuboTV

Sunday June 5th

Game Kick off time (ET) TV channel
Philadelphia Stars (4-3) vs. Michigan Panthers (1-6) Midday Fuchs, fuboTV
Tampa Bay Bandits (3-4) vs. Houston Gamblers (1-6) 4 p.m peacock

TV channel of Friday’s USFL game, live stream

Here’s how you can watch the USFL game being played on Friday.

Generals against Maulers

  • Kicking off: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: United States of America
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Generals -8.5 (-120) | Mauler +8.5 (-120)

New Jersey has already secured a spot in the 2022 USFL playoffs, but the Generals have a chance this week to earn first place in the North Division with a win and a loss at Stars. So they’re still playing for something and they’ll be looking to carry their top-notch running game and strong defense to a seventh straight win. It will certainly help if quarterback De’Andre Johnson returns from missing time with an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, the Maulers have just one win of the season and are still fighting for the quarterback spot. Last week, coach Kirby Wilson benched Vad Lee late in Pittsburgh’s loss to the Stallions and brought on Roland Rivers III. You’ll need to step up to keep up with the Generals, although the Maulers’ defense could keep them early in the game.

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TV Channel of USFL Game on Saturday Live Stream

Here’s how you can watch the USFL game being played on Saturday.

Stallions against breakers

  • Kicking off: 3 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: Fox
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Stallions -3 (-120) | Crusher +3 (-120)

Once again, the Stallions are in Game of the Week, and the Breakers appear to be the only team with a chance of beating them. Birmingham have one of the most balanced teams in the USFL and were particularly good at forcing turnovers but not committing them. They lead the league by a plus-five revenue advantage and have a top-three running game that allows them to control the ball on offense.

Meanwhile, the Breakers are one of the top three teams in the USFL and have an explosive offense led by USFL passing leader Kyle Sloter. Running backs Anthony Jones and Jordan Ellis have also strengthened in recent weeks, giving the Breakers a good balance. They just need to avoid allowing big plays on defense when they blitz and flipping the ball frequently on offense.

When these two teams first met in Week 3, the Stallions won 22-13. The Breakers should be motivated to retaliate and end Birmingham’s winning streak so it should be a close game, especially if the New Orleans offense is playing better than they did when they first met.

Sunday USFL Games TV Channels, Live Streams

Here’s how to watch the two USFL games played on Sunday.

Stars vs Panthers

  • Kicking off: noon ET
  • TV channel: Fox
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Stars -5.5 (-120) | Panthers +5.5 (-120)

This game represents the Panthers’ last chance to remain in the playoff race. You have to win and watch the Stars lose to make it to Canton. It’s unlikely, but Michigan at least controls its own destiny in Week 8. Josh Love looked good as quarterback for the Panthers, whose running game continued to perform well against New Orleans last week. They just need to be able to finish a game as they lost in overtime last week.

The Stars drove a strong offensive drive to a come-from-behind win over the Gamblers. A win would earn them a top 2 spot in the North Division and a trip to the playoffs where they would play New Jersey. Veteran Bart Andrus knows this, so expect the squad to do strong against Michigan.

Bandits vs Players

  • Kicking off: 4 p.m. ET
  • Live broadcast: peacock
  • Odds (via Sports Interaction): Bandits -4.5 (-130) | Player +4.5 (-110)

The Bandits are two games behind the Breakers, losing directly to them in their first meeting. Either way, this will be a must for them as they either need to stay two games behind the Breakers or have a chance to reduce their deficit to one game before their Week 9 clash.

The turnover battle will be the most important thing in this competition. Tampa Bay has struggled with revenue this season, posting a minus 10 revenue margin, by far the worst in the USFL. Meanwhile, despite their 1-6 record, the Gamblers have a plus-four turnover range, good for second in the league. Jordan Ta’amu needs to be sharp for Tampa Bay to win and stay in the playoff race.

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