The Philadelphia Soul will not be perfect, losing to the Baltimore Brigade on Saturday night 49-42, ending their perfect start at 10 games.
The Soul struck first with a 47 yard bomb from Dan Radabaugh to Darius Reynolds for a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. The Brigade tied it after a Rory Nixon touchdown run.
Philly took a 21-7 lead after two touchdowns from Shaun Kauleinamoku, but that lead was cut to 28-21 at halftime when Paul Browning caught a hail mary on 4th and 37 with no time left on the clock.
Baltimore tied it on a Reynolds touchdown early in the third, but Mykel Benson gave Philadelphia the lead back to Philly on a one yard touchdown run. The Brigade would tie the game at 35, then would take a 42-35 lead after a bar ball kickoff and a touchdown from Carden to Laquan Williams.
Carden would find Reggie Gray to make it 49-35 Baltimore early in the fourth quarter, giving the Brigade hope of ending the Souls 10-0 start. The Soul would not get closer after a Kauleinamoku touchdown, falling 49-42 and ending their perfect season.
The loss for Philadelphia ends a 17-game winning streak. It was the second-longest winning streak in Arena Football League history. The loss also snaps a 15-game regular season winning streak. That was also the second longest in league history.
Baltimore will host the second best team in the Arena Football League in the Tampa Bay Storm next Saturday. Philadelphia will head home to host the Washington Valor next weekend.