LIVE STREAM & PREVIEW: Brazil’s Torneio Touchdown Playoffs – Flamengo FA v. Paraná HP

On Sunday November 16th, Brazil’s Torneio Touchdown American football league will begin into 2014 playoffs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when the Parana HP (5-2) meets 2013 finalists Flamengo FA (6-1) at 2 p.m. local Brazilian time (11 a.m. EST.)Flamengo Futebol Americano

The game will be LIVE STREAM and you can find the stream at the bottom of this preview!

Preview: Parana HP vs Flamengo

Coach Otavio Roichman and Flamengo FA return to the Torneio Touchdown playoffs after a soul-shattering last second loss in the 2013 national championship game. (see last second catch below)

2013 Torneio Touchdown Championship: Jaraguá’s last second touchdown catch

They square off against Coach Shailan Patel`s battle-tested Parana HP squad, who emerged with one of the playoff spots from a brutally difficult Southern Conference of the TTD.

These two teams have never faced off against one another.

Offensively, Flamengo boasts two of Brasil`s top quarterbacks in Brazilian National Team starter, Ramon Matire, and Dartmouth grad and two-time Torneio Touchdown National Champion, Casey Frost.

Whichever of the two athletes end up taking snaps, they will be well-protected by a Flamengo offensive line anchored down by center, Marcos Martiny and veteran tackle, Anselmo Bauer, and they will have some talented targets to throw to, in Flamengo receivers Rodrigo Pons and Guilherme Piccoli, and tight end, Felipe Leira.

10636526_629423977174590_8596179967833829191_oThe HP defense is stout, led up front by First-Team All League selections, defensive tackle, Reinaldo Gotinha and linebacker Rodrigo Zandona. The Brothers Kvas, Cleverson and Anderson, hold down the defensive secondary.

The HP offense is led by workhorse running back, Keke Gant. Gant and the HP offensive line will be a huge test for a Flamengo linebacking corps that has been devastated by injuries for most of the season, but received a huge boost recently in the form of the return of veteran linebacker and emotional leader, Ival Mazeiro.

HP quarterback, Maycon Rodrigues will face a relentless pass rush off the edge from Flamengo end/linebacker Edilson Azevedo, and Flamengo can make life hard on opposing receivers, with arguably the best starting cornerback combination in South America, in Bruno Rosa and Felipe Sodre, but he will have the big, athletic tight end/wide receiver, Cesar Dantas to get the football to.

LIVE STREAM: Flamengo FA x Paraná HP [TTD2014]

Clayton Lovett
Clayton Lovett has served football in Brasil in a variety of roles, including as the member of the coaching staff of two CBFA national champions (Cuiaba Arsenal 2010, 2012). Football is his hobby. Professionally, he is the founder of CS Educacional, which provides educational and competitive opportunities abroad for student-athletes.
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