|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||W 70-62|
|May 4||vs New Orleans||
|May 10||AT San Jose||L 34-64|
|May 18||AT Pittsburgh||
|May 25||vs Philadelphia||L 55-73|
|June 1||AT Iowa||
|June 8||vs Orlando||L 48-55|
|June 15||AT New Orleans||
|June 22||vs Chicago||L 49-50|
|July 6||vs Spokane||
|July 13||AT San Antonio||L 42-68|
|July 20||vs Pittsburgh||
|July 27||AT Jacksonville||7:00pm|
The Storm lost starting quarterback Adrian McPherson and then the game, 54-51 at New Orleans on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay nearly pulled off an incredible comeback from down 54-32 in the fourth quarter. But a late roughing-the-passer call against Storm DE Tremaine Johnson gave New Orleans just the edge it needed to run out the clock.
McPherson suffered an apparent knee injury late in the first half. It looked serious as McPherson stayed down on the turf, but he did walk under his own power and after the game was not wearing a brace. Backup Randy Hippeard struggled early but caught fire and gave the Storm a chance to win.
For a third week in a row the Storm defense did not make a stop in the first half but came up with big plays in the second. None was bigger than Jean Fanor's 45-yard interception return that catapulted the Storm into contention, down 54-44 with 8:48 remaining. Then the Storm came up with their third stop of the half, and with 3:48 to go Hippeard's sensational 23-yard strike to Mike Lindsey brought the margin to 54-51.
But Tampa Bay never got the ball back on offense.
New Orleans lost 63-32 to the Storm in Week 6 back in Tampa but was wiithout quarterback Kurt Rocco and Donovan Morgan. Both were big factors on Saturday.
The Storm lost their second straight to a team that entered with just two wins. Tampa Bay is now 7-6 and hosts Chicago on Saturday at the Forum.