The Las Vegas Sin have slayed the dragon. The ladies of Sin City, representing a brand-new team, defeated the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Temptation 28-20, improving to 3-0 and clinching a playoff spot. Prior to this defeat, Temptation hadn't lost since Oct. 23, 2009.
The Sin pulled the trick with a balanced offensive attack, particularly another solid passing performance from rising star quarterback Nikki Johnson, who completed 10 of 16 attempts for 126 and a pair of touchdowns. She also ran for 14 yards and a score. The first half was like a game of pinball, with both sides easily moving the ball and lighting up the scoreboard. After the Temptation secured their first (and only) lead of the game, going up 20-14, the Sin bounced back and locked the contest at 20 heading into halftime. And then the Sin scored the only points of the second half, claiming the Western Conference. "Hell freezes over," as the LFL's Jim Wallin put it. Click on for some photos, notes and a bit of stupidity.