A pair of AAF teams face playoff elimination in Week 8 action on Saturday
It's Week 8 of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) season with two games on tap for Saturday, March 30. There are just three weeks left in the regular season and only one team has claimed a playoff spot thus far. Saturday's games feature a pair of teams that will be eliminated from postseason contention with a loss.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Saturday, March 30.
2 p.m. ET on TNT — Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tenn.)
Why You Should Watch: The Apollos bounced back from their first loss by thumping Atlanta 36-6 on the road last Saturday. Orlando ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns (all by De'Veon Smith) and Garrett Gilbert threw for 210 yards and a score in the rout. The Apollos clinched a playoff berth with the win and now look to sweep the season series against Memphis. The Express beat Birmingham 31-25 at home last Sunday in the first overtime game in AAF history. Johnny Manziel made his AAF debut and provided a spark, totaling 68 yards in limited snaps, but Brandon Silvers (266 yards, 2 TDs) and three takeaways on defense keyed the victory. Memphis now looks to even the series after losing to Orlando 21-17 back in Week 3.
8 p.m. ET on NFL Network — Rice-Eccles Stadium (Salt Lake City)
Why You Should Watch: San Diego has dropped two in a row, losing 32-17 on the road to Arizona last Saturday. The Fleet outgained the Hotshots (411-391) and Mike Bercovici threw for 311 yards but he also tossed a pair of interceptions and San Diego gave up 189 rushing yards. The Fleet need a win or they will fall two games behind in race for the playoff spots in the Western Conference. Salt Lake needs a win or the Stallions will be eliminated from postseason contention. Salt Lake came up short against San Antonio last week, falling 19-15. The Stallions had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter after a touchdown pass from Josh Woodrum but the Commanders picked off the subsequent two-point try and returned it for two points of their own. For the season, Woodrum has as many touchdowns as interceptions (six each), but he could use more help from the running game (93.1 yards per game).