Alliance of American Football – Week 7 Preview

 

AAF Week 7 Schedule and Picks

It’s Week 7 in the Alliance!

Some questions we have entering this weekend’s action:

  • Will the Orlando Apollos clinch a playoff spot this weekend?
  • Can the Salt Lake Stallions knock off the first place San Antonio Commanders to keep their own slim playoff hopes alive?
  • Will the first weekend of spring get the crowds to the games?
  • Will we continue to have a pass-dominated league (greater than 65% of yards through the air?)
  • Can Johnny Manziel start and find success in his third professional football league?

With those questions and more, we are prepared to head down the homestretch of the season. With the playoffs just five weeks away, we could officially have a couple of the participants as soon as Saturday night depending on the results.

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San Antonio Commanders v Atlanta Legends – Game Recap

It’s not often that you outgain your opponent on offense and lose by 31 points, but that’s exactly what happened in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.

The San Antonio Commanders came into town and thrashed the Atlanta Legends 37-6, the second time this season Atlanta has lost by more than 30 points. The 10,619 fans in attendance went home disappointed, and the San Antonio Commanders return home for the first time in a month in first place.

Here’s how it went down from Georgia State Stadium:

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Alliance of American Football – Week 6 Preview

AAF Week 6 Schedule and Picks

It’s Week 6 in the Alliance!

Some questions we have entering this weekend’s action:

  • Can theĀ Orlando Apollos be stopped? And will they clinch a playoff spot this weekend?
  • Attendance went up for the first time all season last week. Should we expect the same again?
  • Who is going to take control in the West?
  • Will any team decide that running the ball is a good way to move it? Or will we see another week dominated by passing?

With those questions and more, we’re excited for the first games of the second half of the season. Here’s a brief look at the four inter-conference matchups:

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Memphis Express v Atlanta Legends – Game Recap

The Atlanta Legends were hosting their second home game of the season, and it was against fellow Eastern Conference straggler Memphis Express. Both teams managed to win their first games of the season last week, which removed the most pressing issue this week, but with both clubs trailing the red hot and undefeated Orlando Apollos (who have to be considered the favorite for the inaugural title, right?).

Over 10,000 fans were on hand at Georgia State Stadium to watch a back-and-forth game between the two worst teams in the AAF. After the barnburner in San Diego Saturday night, it was good to see the Sunday games follow suit, and the Legends came out on top 23-20, moving into sole possession of third place in the Eastern Conference (2-3), while the Express joined Salt Lake at 1-4.

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Alliance of American Football – Week 5 Preview

AAF Week 5 Schedule and Picks

It’s Week 5 in the Alliance

Some questions we have entering this weekend’s action:

  • Will the Orlando Apollos remain undefeated, or will the Birmingham Iron find a way to win and move into first place in the Eastern Conference?
  • Can the Salt Lake Stallions find their first victory on the road this season against the San Diego Fleet?
  • Will the Memphis Express and Atlanta Legends rush for more than 100 yards combined?
  • Will the winner between the San Antonio Commanders and Arizona Hotshots take over first place in the Western Conference, or will they be joined by a victorious Fleet?
  • Overall attendance has declined every week during the season. Will this trend continue? (The average attendance of the four hosts this weekend is 12,665 over six games)

We have four original matchups this weekend, and three will have a direct impact on what teams are at the top of each division at the midway point of the season. Let’s take a look at this weekend’s matchups: 

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Atlanta Legends v Arizona Hotshots – Game Recap

Week 4 of the Alliance season started with promise and ended with a whimper, with the Atlanta Legends coming through on Sunday night and defeating the Arizona Hotshots 14-11 with their backup quarterback. Like the game that came before it on Sunday, it was a mostly ugly affair, but the Legends were able to pick up their … Read moreAtlanta Legends v Arizona Hotshots – Game Recap