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Alliance of American Football Heads into Week Eight

March 29, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) News Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - As the standings tighten, The Alliance of American Football rolls into week eight with all eight teams still in contention.

Week eight gets underway on Saturday afternoon when the league-leading Orlando Apollos (6-1) travel to Memphis to take on The Express (2-5) at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at 2:00 PM ET on TNT. Memphis looks to stay hot coming off of their come-from-behind overtime victory against Birmingham last week as QB Brandon Silvers passed for 266 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. Orlando rebounded from their first loss of the season in week six with a dominant performance last week, racking up 362 total yards while limiting Atlanta to six points.

On Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network, The Salt Lake Stallions (2-5) host The San Diego Fleet (3-4) at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Stallions and Fleet, who met in week five when San Diego won 27-25 on a last-second 44-yard field goal by kicker Donny Hageman, both aim to bounce back from week seven losses.

The weekend continues on Sunday at 4:00 PM ET on CBS Sports Network as The Atlanta Legends (2-5) and The Birmingham Iron (4-3) meet at Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham's final home game of the season. Birmingham looks to ride it's second-ranked scoring defense, allowing 17.7 points per game, while Atlanta ranks second in the Eastern Conference in total offense, averaging 314.6 yards per game.

Week eight concludes in primetime on NFL Network on Sunday night as The Arizona Hotshots (4-3) visit The San Antonio Commanders (5-2) at the Alamodome at 8:00 PM ET in a game between two of the hottest teams in the league. The Commanders, winners of four consecutive games, aim to tie Orlando's record streak of five straight victories from earlier this season as The Hotshots look to secure their third straight win.

Full Week Eight Schedule

All times Eastern

Team DATE Time Network Stadium

Orlando at Memphis Saturday, 3/30 2:00 PM TNT Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

San Diego at Salt Lake Saturday, 3/30 8:00 PM NFL Network Rice-Eccles Stadium

Atlanta at Birmingham Sunday, 3/31 4:00 PM CBS Sports Network Legion Field Stadium

Arizona at San Antonio Sunday, 3/31 8:00 PM NFL Network Alamodome

2019 ALLIANCE STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

W L T Pct. PF PA

W L T Pct. PF PA

Orlando Apollos 6 1 0 .857 202 105

San Antonio Commanders 5 2 0 .714 152 131

Birmingham Iron 4 3 0 .571 148 124

Arizona Hotshots 4 3 0 .571 163 138

Memphis Express 2 5 0 .286 121 160

San Diego Fleet 3 4 0 .429 155 153

Atlanta Legends 2 5 0 .286 79 196

Salt Lake Stallions 2 5 0 .286 127 140


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