Week 6 slate kicks off with two games on Saturday
Week 6 of the Alliance of American Football's (AAF) offers a full slate of cross-conference matchups starting with two games on Saturday. The first matchup features a pair of teams looking to get out of the basement of their respective conferences while the nightcap has the next challenger trying to take down the league's top team.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Saturday, March 16.
4 p.m. ET on B/R Live — Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City
Why You Should Watch: Both teams lost heartbreakers on the road last week courtesy of late field goals. Memphis fell 23-20 to Atlanta, as the Express couldn't hold a 20-14 lead entering the fourth quarter. Memphis had its opportunities, but two turnovers in the final period short-circuited any chances of leaving town with a victory. The Express continue to have their struggles on both sides of the ball as they are averaging a league-low 239 yards per game and giving up a league-high 359 per game. Salt Lake's loss was even more painful, as the Stallions coughed up a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead and lost on a 44-yard field goal as time expired. Josh Woodrum threw for 380 yards but he still has more interceptions (four) than touchdowns (three) on the season. Can he and the rest of the Salt Lake offense take advantage of the league's most generous defense?
8 p.m. ET on NFL Network — Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
Why You Should Watch: Arizona continued its slide last week, as the Hotshots have now dropped three in a row after starting 2-0. Last week had Arizona falling behind San Antonio 26-0 at halftime only to come storming back. But the Hotshots' furious second-half rally came up short as they couldn’t overcome five turnovers. John Wolford increased his league-leading touchdown pass total to 10 but he also threw three interceptions and was sacked three times. Meanwhile, the Orlando train kept with a convincing 31-14 win at Birmingham last Sunday. How dominant have the Apollos been through the first half of the season? Orlando's point differential through five games is plus-72. The other seven teams have combined for a minus-72. The Apollos continue to lead the way both offensively (402 ypg, 29.8 ppg) while also getting the job done on defense (294.8, 15.4 — both second in the league).