The wait for a home win has been long and infuriating for the Power, spanning the course of 55 weeks and filled with shortcomings and disappointments.
Playing the Orlando Predators, the previous team it beat at Consol Energy Center, the hope was that history may find a way of repeating itself, especially against the lone winless team in the Arena Football League.
However, it's a wait that will have to continue for at least two more weeks, as the Power lost to the Predators Saturday night, 52-38, handing the team its fifth loss in the first six games this season.
Quarterback Aaron Garcia, playing in his first game for the Predators (1-5) after being traded from the San Jose Sabercats, had little trouble against the Power defense, completing 27 of 36 passes for 278 yards and six touchdowns.
The struggling Power offense began the game with a 1-yard touchdown run from Jordan Jefferson to cap a 48-yard drive. But from that point, Orlando got touchdown passes from Garcia on each of its four first-half drives to go into halftime with a 28-13 lead.
Momentum momentarily shifted in the second half with a pair of costly Orlando turnovers that helped bring the Power (1-5) back in the game.
It started with a Garcia fumble on the Predators' first drive of the half that led to a Power touchdown pass from Jefferson to wide receiver Shamar Graves, who was making his Power debut.
On the ensuing possession, Garcia threw an interception that was returned 44 yards by Power linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson to cut the deficit to 28-26.
The Power kept its deficit below two possessions for the rest of regulation, but an acrobatic touchdown catch from Predators wide receiver T.T. Toliver pushed the Orlando lead to 52-38 with 50 seconds remaining.
The Power was largely neutralized by a Predators defense that had been giving up an average of 62.4 points per game. The Power was held to less than 40 points for the fifth time in six games, this time against a defensive unit that gave up 84 points in a loss to Arizona last week.
Jefferson struggled for much of the game, completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns, though he did not throw an interception for the third consecutive game.
He was replaced briefly in the fourth quarter by backup Derek Cassidy.
Power kicker Josh Czajkowski missed three extra points.
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