Week 3 of the Alliance of American Football's (AAF) inaugural season wraps up with two games on Sunday, Feb. 24. After making news because of some uncertainty regarding the young league's finances, the focus has hopefully shifted back to the action on the field.
Sunday's games feature one team looking to move to 3-0 against another that has yet to get into the win column. The nightcap has a pair of 1-1 teams facing off the for second time in three weeks.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24.
4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network — Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta
Why You Should Watch: Atlanta hopes some home cooking is just what the Legends need to get into the win column. After getting dominated by Orlando in Week 1, Atlanta jumped out to an early 9-0 lead on the road against San Diego only to watch the Fleet storm back and score the final 15 points to earn the 24-12 victory. The Legends will finally get to play in front of their home fans at Georgia State Stadium but will need better quarteback play if they want to pick up a W. Matt Simms and Aaron Murray have combined to throw four interceptions and just one touchdown pass. Meanwhile, Birmingham moved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind win last week against Salt Lake. Down 9-0 late in the third quarter, the Iron rallied behind a recovery of a muffed punt in the end zone and went on to win 12-9. Quarterback Luis Perez has been solid, completing 61 percent of his passes for 436 yards through two games, but Birmingham needs more from running back Trent Richardson. He leads the AAF in carries with 42 but is averaging a measly 2.4 yards per attempt.
8 p.m. ET on NFL Network — SDCCU Stadium in San Diego
Why You Should Watch: San Antonio and San Diego match up for the second time this season. In Week 1, the Commanders took down the Fleet 15-6 in the Alamodome behind a spirited defensive effort (six sacks, three takeaways). Last week San Antonio gave Orlando all it could handle, holding a 12-point lead halfway through the third quarter, only to watch the Apollos storm back and win 37-29. Logan Woodside has been steady at quarterback for San Antonio, but he needs to improve his decision-making (3 INTs vs. 1 TD pass). The Fleet got into the win column last week with a 24-12 home victory over the winless Atlanta Legends. San Diego was down 9-0 after one quarter, but rallied behind running back Ja'Quan Gardner (104 rushing yards, 2 TDs) and four field goals from Donny Hageman. Gardner is tied for the AAF lead in rushing with 159 yards and is averaging nearly seven yards per carry. He will continue to lead the Fleet offense while head coach Mike Martz sorts out his quarterback situation. Neither Mike Bercovici nor Philip Nelson have impressed in the early going, although the latter did pull off one improbable completion last week.