Outlook: After a 57-45 win Sunday over the two-time defending champion Soul in Philadelphia, the Brigade are on the cusp of ArenaBowl XXXI, the four-team Arena Football League’s championship game. With a semifinal win Friday at Royal Farms Arena, the Brigade would advance to face either the top-seeded Albany Empire or fourth-seeded Washington Valor. Under the AFL’s aggregate-scoring rules, the Brigade also could lose by as many as 11 points and still move on. (Their biggest margin of defeat this season: eight points.) A 12-point loss would send the game to an overtime period to determine the winner; any defeat greater than that would be enough for the Soul to end the Brigade’s season in the semifinal round for the second straight year.