Week 7 wraps with two games on Sunday
Week 7 of the Alliance of American Football's (AAF) season concludes with two more games on Sunday. While the NCAA Tournament has eight more games on tap as it whittles the field down to 16, the AAF will have four teams in action on Sunday.
The first game will break a tie for second place in the Western Conference while the second could see the debut of the AAF's newest addition, some guy who won the Heisman Trophy a few years back.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Sunday, March 24.
4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network — Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.)
Why You Should Watch: The Hotshots are riding high after handing Orlando its first loss of the season last week, beating the Apollos 22-17 on the road. Arizona piled up 341 yards of offense and became the first team to record an interception against Orlando quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Now the Hotshots will look to keep things rolling against a Fleet team that has been involved in back-to-back games decided by a field goal with no time remaining. Last week, San Diego was on the losing end as Birmingham's Nick Novak kicked a 44-yarder to give the Iron a 32-29 road victory. The Fleet came back from a 21-9 third-quarter deficit just to tie the game as Mike Bercovici threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but also had a pair of interceptions. Wide receiver Dontez Ford amassed 182 receiving yards on just three catches (60.7 ypr).
8 p.m. ET on NFL Network — Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tenn.)
Why You Should Watch: The Iron got back into the win column last Sunday as Nick Novak's game-winning field goal with no time left gave Birmingham a 32-29 victory over San Diego on the road. A week after getting benched, Luis Perez relieved an ineffective Keith Price and finished with 359 passing yards and three touchdowns, including a 83-yard scoring strike to L'Damian Washington. The Iron also held the Fleet to just 67 rushing yards on 23 carries (2.9 ypc) as they drew within a game of Eastern Conference-leading Orlando. Memphis fell 22-9 on the road to Salt Lake last Saturday and also lost quarterback Zach Mettenberger to an ankle injury. The Express desperately need a win and are looking for any sort of spark, which is why it's entirely possible that Johnny Manziel, who has been with Memphis less than a week, could see some snaps. Head coach Mike Singletary has already declared Brandon Silvers the starter and Christian Hackenberg is an option too but don't be surprised if Johnny Football makes an appearance on the field Sunday night.