AAF Week 3 Preview

More action from the Alliance!

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Saturday:
Arizona Hotshots (2-0) at Salt Lake Stallions (0-2) – 3pm EST (B/R LIVE)

One of our rematches this week, the Hotshots rode the Stallions to a 38-22 victory in Week 1.  We now travel to Salt Lake for Round 2 where the Stallions will have home field advantage.  Karter Schult (highlighted here last week, and he’s more than just an awesome name) has been the heart of the defense, 3 Sacks already in the young season.  They’ll look to him to extinguish Hotshots QB John Wolford, now 3rd in the league with 469 passing yards.

While the early game is not on broadcast TV this week (a trend that will continue through season’s end), it can be seen at B/R Live.

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Arizona Hotshots quarterback John Wolford (7) gets pressured by the Salt Lake Stallions in the first half during an AAF football game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri/Associated Press)

Memphis Express (0-2) at Orlando Apollos (2-0) – 8pm EST (NFLN)

The Express suffered another defeat last week, and things don’t get any easier when they travel to Orlando to face the high-powered Apollos.  Averaging 38.5 points per game, the Apollos have the highest total in the Alliance.  Garrett Gilbert threw for 393 yards in Week 2, 192 of those to WR Charles Johnson, the Alliance’s leading receiver.
The Express have a league leader as well in HB Zac Stacy, rushing for 159 yards.  Coach Mike Singletary more than likely has a soft spot in his heart for fellow defenseman DeMarquis Gates, totaling 16 tackles so far.

AAF: Orlando Apollos at San Antonio Commanders

Feb 17, 2019; San Antonio, TX, USA; Orlando Apollos wide receiver Charles Johnson (right) catches the ball as San Antonio Commanders corner back De’Vante Bausby (41) defends during the first half at The Alamodome. (Photo Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday:
Birmingham Iron (2-0) at Atlanta Legends (0-2) – 4pm EST (CBSSN)

The Iron hammered out another victory in Week 2, but now hit the road after two home games.  Atlanta, on the other hand, has put up 18 total points through two losses, and opens play at their stadium for the first time this season.  The Legends hit paydirt early last week, but watched their lead diminish and disappear before halftime.  The Iron will look to lean on Trent Richardson again, getting his name out there each game so far.

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Atlanta Legends Wide Receiver Malachi Jones (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the San Diego Fleet at SDCCU Stadium (Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez / USA TODAY Sports)

San Antonio Commanders (1-1) at San Diego Fleet (1-1) – 8pm EST (NFLN)

The other of our Week 1 rematches, the Commanders lead the series after topping the fleet 15-6 on the Alliance’s inaugural weekend.  Both offenses were far more potent in Week 2 so expect more than a handful of field goals in this one.  The Commanders and Fleet put up 29 and 24 points respectively in Week 2, ranking 2nd and 3rd.  These two seem destined for tight games with one another, we’ll see if the trend continues Sunday night.

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A horse and rider enter the field before the AAF game between the San Antonio Commanders and the Orlando Apollos at the Alamodome. (Photo Credit: Soobum Im / USA TODAY Sports)

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