6. Dalian Dragon Kings
The Dragon Kings turned the ball over more than any other team did in Super Series I. If they want to get back on track in Super Series II, they need to learn better ball control. Turnovers are what killed them in their first game, a 47-19 loss to the Shenzen Naja.
5. Guangzhou Power
The Power aren’t a bad team. They aren’t a good team, either. Quarterback JJ Raterink committed two turnovers in the fourth quarter alone, one which gave the game away. Other than that, him and the team competed well. If they, like Dalian, can learn ball control, they can compete for the China Bowl title in November.
4. Qingdao Clipper
The Clipper won the first ever CAFL game. Defense stepped up when it needed to, but if they want to be a dominant team, the defense needs to work on pass coverage.
3. Shanghai Skywalkers
The Skywalkers were the team to beat coming in to the first ever China Arena Football League season. Despite a shaky start from the Skywalkers, they were able to overcome a 40-26 fourth quarter deficit and force overtime. Unfortunately, they were unable to get the job done.
2. Beijing Lions
The Lions have a great team and both quarterbacks played well in their opening win over Shanghai. There were a few incidents, however, where Beijing gave up big plays where they shouldn’t have. They did do a very good job at covering ArenaBowl XXIX MVP Shaun Kauleinamoku, only allowing him short gains on the passes to him.
1. Shenzen Naja
The Naja didn’t force any turnovers against the Dragon Kings – the Dragon Kings committed the turnovers all by themselves. But what Shenzen did to take the top spot on our list was convert the turnovers into points. They scored nine points – one safety, one touchdown – off of the three turnovers.