|March 23||vs Jacksonville||
|March 30||vs Cleveland||W 69-37|
|April 6||AT Utah||
|April 12||vs San Antonio||L 36-52|
|April 20||AT Orlando||
|April 27||AT Spokane||10:00pm|
|May 4||vs New Orleans||
|May 11||AT San Jose||10:30pm|
|May 18||AT Pittsburgh||
|May 25||vs Philadelphia||7:30pm|
|June 1||AT Iowa||
|June 8||vs Orlando||7:30pm|
|June 15||AT New Orleans||
|June 22||vs Chicago||7:30pm|
|July 6||vs Spokane||
|July 13||AT San Antonio||8:30pm|
|July 20||vs Pittsburgh||
|July 27||AT Jacksonville||7:00pm|
Adrian McPherson was 20-for-22 through the air and set a team record with his 24th rushing touchdown as the Storm rolled to a 62-34 win at Pittsburgh Saturday.
De'Audra Dix had three interceptions and James Harrell ran one back for a touchdown early in the third quarter.
Tampa Bay is now 6-3 on the season and comes home to play Philadelphia next Saturday.
Pittsburgh did not stop the Storm with McPherson at the helm, only getting a turnover on downs late when McPherson was pulled from the game. He threw for 240 yards and six scores, three to Greg Ellingson, who led all receivers with 10 catches and 96 yards.
Joe Hills had six catches for 79 yards after missing two games with an NFL tryout. And the Storm also welcomed back OL Alfred McCullough, who had a key fumble recovery early after McPherson had the ball knocked loose.
Dix's first interception, on the last play of the first quarter, led to the Storm going up 21-7 on a Michael Lindsey 32-yard reception. Lindsey had a big game with five receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Tampa Bay's second stop also came courtesy of Dix late in the first half, keeping it 35-21 at the break. Pittsburgh got the ball to start the second half but Harrell's 38-yard interception return pretty much wrapped things up, and Dix's second pick came on the next drive.
The hat trick was wrapped up by Dix in the closing minutes.
The Storm were riding high heading into San Jose but all of a sudden things are less rosy on a number of fronts.
Tampa Bay was manhandled by San Jose to start off, tremendously missing offensive lineman Alfred McCullough, who was invited to Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp. The Storm allowed six sacks.
Top receiver Joe Hills was out as well having received a spot in Carolina camp.
And now the upcoming schedule just got a bit tougher. Pittsburgh, which was 1-5 and among the worst teams in the league, went to division leader Philadelphia and stunned the Soul 53-48 with two late defensive stands.
Pittsburgh has a new quarterback (Steve Sheffield) and receiver (James Robinson) and both performed well in their Power debuts. The Storm are in Pittsburgh Saturday night.
In addition Orlando looks vastly improved with new quarterback Aaron Garcia. Orlando stunned Spokane late Saturday, winning 83-82 on a touchdown with five seconds left. The Predators were down 62-41 at the half, and actually trailed by 13 and surrendered the ball with less than a minute to go.
But an interception, touchdown, onside kick and Garcia's 11th touchdown of the night gave Orlando it's second win after an 0-5 start.
The Storm might as well have stayed home.
A third West Coast road trip in the season's first two months proved to be too taxing, as did San Jose's pass rush. The Sabercats romped past Tampa Bay 64-34 late Friday.
Adrian McPherson completed just 13 of 29 passes, was sacked six times and was pulled early in the fourth quarter. He was intercepted twice with Ken Fontenette taking the last back for a 36-yard touchdown.
Clearly Tampa Bay missed offensive lineman Alfred McCullough, who is receving a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles. San Jose had two sacks on the first drive en route to a 14-0 lead and Tampa Bay never got comfortable against the rush.
Former Storm and USF player Huey Whittaker played both sides of the ball and touchdowns on each. He recovered a fumble after McPherson was sacked in the end zone making it 28-7.
With all that Tampa Bay looked like it might be turning things around to end the first half. After a perfect onsides kick San Jose had the ball looking to go up four scores, but with :14 remaining Chris Smith picked off Russ Michna. On the next play McPherson went deep to Greg Ellingston for a 37-yard TD and it was 35-21 at the half.
The Storm got the ball to start the third quarter and... McPherson was picked off. San Jose quickly scored and rolled from there.
Ellingson had 143 yards on eight catches and three scores. Michna threw for five touchdown passes.
McPherson did score on both of his rushing attempts to set an Arena record for most running touchdowns by a quarterback in one season.
Tampa Bay was 0-for-8 on third downs. The Storm fell to 5-3 and are at one-win Pittsburgh next Saturday.