Rando Recap: AAF Week 3

Rando Recap: AAF Week 3

By Minor Rando

February 26, 2019

Week 3 of the AAF was rather lackluster. Most of the games had been decided already in most people’s heads, and we had our first “average” week in the AAF.

Arizona Hotshots vs Salt Lake Stallions: The Memphis Express vs Arizona Hotshots showed that Arizona had cracks in the foundation, and this game proved it. Salt Lake spread the points like a wildfire, and the Hotshots could not live up to their name. Joel Bouagnon showed he could play up to the standards of Oliver, and Superman’s other cousin, De’Mornay Pierson-El had 90 receiving yards. Salt Lake looks to make more statements, and with the Stallions playing Orlando next week, perhaps that’s their best chance. The Stallions handed the Hotshots their first loss in franchise history, with a score of 23-15.

Memphis Express vs Orlando Apollos: The best team in the AAF, did not blow out the worst team in the league, winning by only 4 points. The Christian “The Hack” Hackenburg finally got to meet the bench, with ZachMettenberg finally getting a chance to play, and absolutely blew out Hackenburg’s play. With Singletary finally confirming that Mettenberg is starting, maybe Memphis has a chance to salvage the season. The Apollos held on to beat the Express 21-17.

Birmingham Iron vs Atlanta Legends: The Iron Curtain is real. Birmingham proved it, with the Iron destroying the Legends. Birmingham had a rough start with the Legends having a good opening until they reached the Iron 5 yard line, and then the Iron Curtain activated. Birmingham stopped 4 downs. All 3 and goal. The only real highlight for Atlanta was the fact they completed the first onside conversion, which was suddenly stopped as the next play had the Iron intercepting a pass. The Iron made their case as the best team in the AAF by winning 28-12.

San Antonio Commanders vs San Diego Fleet: San Diego blanked for 1 minute of the 60-minute game, then dominated for 59 minutes. The “Yeet Fleet” (note, this is not a joke, Fleet fans are actually calling themselves this, it’s insane) look to join Salt Lake in making statements. Nelson is doing a good job at the QB position, and looks to be even better. The Fleet tied an anchor to the Commanders and held them down on the scoreboard. The Fleet would go on to win 31-11.

Week 4 looks to have interesting match-ups. I believe that either San Diego at Memphis or Orlando at Salt Lake will be the top match up, as both San Diego and Salt Lake look to make statements.

PHOTOS: The Alliance