The Orlando Apollos are riding high as the top team in the league after grinding out a win at home against the Memphis Express. Winning 21-17. Through three weeks, the Apollos have started to prove that they are the team to beat in the young AAF.
Apollos Find A Way To Stay Undefeated
In what became a closer than expected matchup last week, it was capped off by an insane tip drill that was eventually caught by TE Matt Weiser. It was nearly intercepted by Memphis after the tip, but Weiser found a way to haul in the wayward ball.
TIP DRILL! pic.twitter.com/73zJ5hguAj
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 24, 2019
Garrett Gilbert put another great game together after throwing for 207 yards and two total touchdowns. His most impressive play of the night was when Memphis was looking to close the gap, with the Apollos leading 9-6. Orlando then found themselves caught in a 4th and 8. They elected to stay on the field, and on the ensuing snap was a brilliant play by Gilbert.
On that play the Memphis pass rush flushed Gilbert out of the pocket and passed a beautiful deep ball to Randall Hall to put the Apollos up 15-6.
— The Alliance (@TheAAF) February 24, 2019
The Stallions Will Give Apollos A Run For Their Money
The Steve Spurrier led Apollos are simply making it look too easy on the field. With that said, they will face a tough test as they travel out west to face the Salt Lake Stallions. The Apollos who have been doing quite a bit of travelling. Which can wear on a team. It also doesn’t help that they must make a cross country trip to face a team who has found a bit of luck lately.
Last week the Stallions knocked off the previously undefeated Arizona Hotshots. Keep in mind the Stallions were 0-2 heading into a home game matchup against Arizona. And nobody was expecting this result.
Right now Las Vegas has Orlando as -4.5 point favorites. Ultimately this means that Vegas is expecting Salt Lake to give Orlando a tough matchup. Possibly even knock out two undefeated teams in a row.
This matchup has become so intriguing that the game has been flexed to primetime, and will televised nationally on NFL Network at 8:00PM EST. It is seems like it may live up to the hype.
Make sure to stay tuned to BucsReport.com for post game updates and our social media for LIVE coverage at our official Apollos watch party at Fergs Sports Bar in St. Petersburg.