AAF Week 6: Commanders vs Legends Preview
Now that we know Johnny Manziel won’t be joining the San Antonio Commanders, there’s hope for this team that the chemistry and winning will continue.
One more road game is what’s in store for the Commanders before they make their way back home for three-straight home games. First, they have to get through the Atlanta Legends if they want to break away from the San Diego Fleet for best record in the west.
After starting 0-3, the Legends are looking to keep things on a straight path with a hopeful home victory on Sunday night. Although they’ve been playing better defense as of late, they have relied heavily on their offense to lead them to two-straight victories.
Part of that reason was due to their recent change at quarterback. Aaron Murray has been the talk around the team, as the former University of Georgia QB has thrown for 560 passing yards and a touchdown in his two starts.
Murray doesn’t need to rely on his offensive line too much either. He’s proven himself to be very mobile which has shown to be a weakness for San Antonio’s defense.
If head coach, Kevin Coyle wants his team to pull the upset, they are going to have to make better use of their scoring opportunities. Just look at Week 5 for example, the Legends left plenty of points on the field against Memphis.
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The Commanders have really found what’s working for them, and the team’s chemistry is special. Defensively, they can be a nightmare for any team. Whether it be on the road or at home.
They lead the league in sacks (17) and viciously look to increase that number on Sunday night. Another stat that the Legends should be aware of is the fact that the Commanders have forced eight turnovers against the Iron and Hotshots.
Logan Woodside still has his hiccups every now and then, but he’s currently sitting at third in the league with 1,025 passing yards. Last week against the Hotshots he was hot early on.
Woodside helped his team accumulate multiple points early on, and despite the attempted late comeback, the Hotshots couldn’t get into a rhythm.
Kenneth Farrow is another player to watch for that should continue to trend up. He’s second in the league right now in rushing, but after Sundays game he should be able to move back to the number one spot. He currently has 305 rushing yards.
Anything is possible in the outcome of this game. The Legends have been picking up enough steam to carry into week 6, and the home crowd will be roaring for their home team.
It’s possible that the Commanders can leave this game 3-3, but their defense is what’s really keeping this team afloat, and I expect them to put on another tough outing on the road.
Commanders 27, Legends 22