Alliance Enters Midway Point in Week Five
March 8, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) News Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Alliance of American Football heads into its fifth week of play with important interconference games on tap in all four matchups.
Week five gets underway on TNT on Saturday afternoon when The Orlando Apollos (4-0), The Alliance's only remaining undefeated team, visit The Birmingham Iron (3-1) at 2:00 PM ET in a matchup between the league's top-ranked offense and defense at Legion Field Stadium. Coach Spurrier's Apollos lead the league in both scoring (29.5 points per game) and total offense (385.5 yards per game), while Coach Lewis' Iron rank first in scoring defense (8.3 points allowed per game) and total defense (265 yards allowed per game).
At 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night, The San Diego Fleet (2-2) play host to The Salt Lake Stallions (1-3) at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium on NFL Network. The Fleet are unbeaten at home and look to keep their strong ground attack going as running back Ja'Quan Gardner leads the league with 287 rushing yards.
The weekend continues on Sunday when The Memphis Express (1-3) travel to Atlanta to take on The Legends (1-3) as both teams look to stay hot following their first wins of the season last week. The game, which is on CBS Sports Network at 4:00 PM ET, features former college foes, Atlanta quarterback Aaron Murray and Memphis quarterback Zach Mettenberger. In their last head-to-head meeting, Murray's Georgia Bulldogs topped Mettenberger's LSU Tigers 44-41 as the two quarterbacks combined for eight touchdowns and 670 passing yards in their final collegiate season in 2013.
Week five concludes on NFL Network on Sunday night as The Arizona Hotshots (2-2) welcome The San Antonio Commanders (2-2) to Sun Devil Stadium at 8:00 PM ET. The Commanders defeated the previously-unbeaten Iron in week four, punctuated by running back Kenneth Farrow II's Alliance-record 142 rushing yards, earning him Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
Full Week Five Schedule
All times Eastern
Team DATE Time Network Stadium
Orlando at Birmingham Saturday, 3/9 2:00 PM TNT* Legion Field Stadium
Salt Lake at San Diego Saturday, 3/9 8:00 PM NFL Network San Diego County Credit Union Stadium
Memphis at Atlanta Sunday, 3/10 4:00 PM CBS Sports Network Georgia State Stadium
San Antonio at Arizona Sunday, 3/10 8:00 PM NFL Network Sun Devil Stadium
*Please note, the Orlando at Birmingham game has been moved to 2:00 PM ET on TNT.
2019 ALLIANCE STANDINGS
W L T Pct. PF PA
W L T Pct. PF PA
Orlando Apollos 4 0 0 1.000 118 63
San Antonio Commanders 2 2 0 .500 67 85
Birmingham Iron 3 1 0 .750 77 33
San Diego Fleet 2 2 0 .500 84 64
Memphis Express 1 3 0 .250 61 90
Arizona Hotshots 2 2 0 .500 84 77
Atlanta Legends 1 3 0 .250 44 103
Salt Lake Stallions 1 3 0 .250 65 85
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