Danger clinch playoff bid despite skid

The Nebraska Danger practice at the Community Fieldhouse in Grand Island, Neb. (KHGI)

Most teams who endure an eight game losing streak find themselves at home for the post season.

Then again, those franchises likely didn't play in the six team Indoor Football League.

The Nebraska Danger officially clinching the final spot in the postseason with their current record of 4–9 thanks to a Cedar Rapids win over Green Bay Saturday night.

"In the NFL there have been teams with losing records who have made to the playoffs," said co-head coach Pig Brown. "Do we want to be 4–9, did we ask to be 4–9? No, but at the end of the day, that's the way it was."

This is the sixth straight year Nebraska is a playoff participant, locking in the four seed, their lowest finish since the 2012 campaign.

The mean green is motivated to prove to the league and themselves they belong in the playoffs despite being five games below .500.

"Anything can happen in the playoffs. Unless you go undefeated, I haven't seen many championships rings with a record on it," Brown said. "So hopefully those guys can take that and run with it and we'll just see and take it one game at a time."

The regular season wraps up Saturday in Grand Island against the 10–3 Arizona Rattlers.

Sioux Falls, Iowa and Arizona have the same overall record and all three are facing the lesser half of the league this weekend.

The Storm own a head–to–head tiebreakers against both teams and likely face the Danger in the IFL semifinals.

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