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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Memphis Gets Manziel

The Memphis Express, fresh off their 22-9 loss to the Salt Lake Stallions, have announced the addition of former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel to their roster.

Nominal Express starter Zach Mettenberger was injured on the first play on Saturday, and Brandon Silvers did okay in relief. However, the team seems to feel that he is not the long-term solution (four more games for a 1-5 team). If Mettenberger has to miss extended playing time, the Express could turn to Manziel, not only to potentially boost their play on the field, but to also bring some fans to the games.

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Memphis Express v Salt Lake Stallions – Game Recap

Both teams entered 1-4 on the season with some crazy losses. The Salt Lake Stallions has a heartbreaking loss last week after somehow surviving 5 different turnovers. The Express also had a last second loss in their previous game. Memphis Express Memphis looked totally out of their element in the first quarter giving up two … Read moreMemphis Express v Salt Lake Stallions – Game Recap

Memphis Express v Salt Lake Stallions – Game Preview

Salt Lake Stallions Team Logo

Express at Stallions Game Preview We wrote a brief preview about all Week 6 games yesterday. However, just like we do every week, we’ll be writing a more in-depth look at the weekend’s game featuring our hometown team, the Salt Lake Stallions. The Stallions will play hosts to the Memphis Express at Rice-Eccles Stadium this … Read moreMemphis Express v Salt Lake Stallions – Game Preview

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 the 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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Alliance of American Football – Week 5 Leaders

AAF Stat Leaders

It’s hard not to think at this point that the Orlando Apollos will be in the playoffs at the end of the season. They haven’t officially clinched anything yet, but they have a two-game lead on the Birmingham Iron and already have a win against each of the other Eastern Conference team. Six wins might be enough to clinch at least a spot in the playoffs in the East, and they can get there this weekend against the Arizona Hotshots.

The Western Conference is another story altogether. I think at least one five-win team will make it, unless things dramatically change over the last five weeks of the stadium. But I don’t think the teams should be expecting that they can sneak into the playoffs as a 0.500 team. The Salt Lake Stallions, currently 1-4 on the season, really needed that last second lead to stand on Saturday. They can still technically make the playoffs, but anything less than 5-0 from this point out might make it pretty precarious.

Let’s take a look at the individual categories:

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