Soul beat Predators in opener

March 3, 2008 2:20:35 PM PST
Tony Graziani threw nine touchdown passes to help the Philadelphia Soul open the Arena Football League season with a 77-56 victory over the Orlando Predators.Graziani was 15-of-22 for 257 yards. Larry Brackins had six catches for 133 yards and three TDs. Chris Jackson had six receptions for 78 yards and four scores.

Orlando's Shane Stafford was 31-of-45 for 323 yards and eight touchdowns. He threw four each to Chas Gessner and T.T. Toliver.