Memphis Express v Salt Lake Stallions – Game Preview

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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 5 Leaders

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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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San Antonio Commanders v Arizona Hotshots – Game Recap

In the final game of Week 5 action in the Alliance, the San Diego Commanders rushed out to a 26-0 halftime lead but needed to hold on down the stretch as the Arizona Hotshots attempted to mount a comeback.

That comeback came up a little short, with the Commanders holding on to win 29-25 in front of less than 10,000 fans at Sun Devil Stadium in Tucson. The Commanders are now tied with the San Diego Fleet at the top of the Western Conference with 3-2 records, while the Hotshots find themselves alone in third place at 2-3.

Here’s what went down in the desert:

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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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Salt Lake Stallions v San Diego Fleet – Game Recap

Oh, man what a game!

You typically don’t turn the ball over FIVE TIMES – including two that were returned immediately for touchdowns – and lose a game on a last second field goal. But that’s exactly what the Salt Lake Stallions did in this one, losing to the San Diego Fleet 27-25 in front of 20,000+ at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego.

For the Stallions, this game definitely had the look of their game against the Birmingham Iron during Week 2: a first half lead in a low-scoring affair, being undone by turnovers deep in the other team’s territory, and eventually succumbing in the second half. And for the first 25 minutes of the second half, it looked like the Stallions would fail to come back yet again.

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Orlando Apollos v Birmingham Iron – Game Recap

A battle for the lead of the AAF Eastern Conference kicked of Week 5 action, and it ended up going pretty much as expected. The undefeated Orlando Apollos went into Legion Field in Birmingham, took an early lead against the Birmingham Iron, and coasted to a 31-14 victory in a game that never really seemed … Read moreOrlando Apollos v Birmingham Iron – Game Recap