6. Dalian Dragon Kings
The Dragon Kings have not just lost both of their games thus far, but they have lost those games in blowout fashion. After a 47-19 loss to the Naja in Super Series I, they followed suit with a 43-26 loss to the Clipper. They need to figure out what goes wrong in the fourth quarter, as that seems to be their biggest problem.
5. Guangzhou Power
They play well, but the Power are still 0-2. They have not been able to find ways to win. Two turnovers killed them in their opening loss to the Clipper and again in their loss to the Skywalkers. They need to limit the turnovers in order to find ways to win games.
4. Shanghai Skywalkers
The Skywalkers showed what they were made of in their win over the Power. Austin threw three touchdowns in the second half and Dwayne Hollis recorded two interceptions. Had they won their first game against Beijing, they would be undefeated and higher on our list.
3. Shenzhen Naja
The Naja defense came out strong in their first game against the Dragon Kings. In Super Series II, they ran into a much tougher team in the Beijing Lions and took them down to the wire. They could just not pull out a win.
2. Beijing Lions
The Lions are 2-0, but they do not know how to finish games properly. They have lost double-digit fourth quarter leads in both games. They have come away with the win each time, but they can’t continue to give up leads.
1. Qingdao Clipper
Defense wins championships has been proved in all sorts of football over the years. The New England Patriots needed defense to win Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. The Philadelphia Soul used their strong defense to force five turnovers against the Arizona Rattlers to win ArenaBowl XXIX back on Aug. 26. The Clipper have that type of defense that can win a title for them. If they keep it up, they could easily see themselves as the first ever China Bowl champions.