Commanders vs Iron Week 4 Prediction
San Antonio looks to rebound in another tough matchup on the road against the undefeated Birmingham Iron.
In Week 3, the Commanders hit the road for the first time this young season, and they showed their flaws. Many fans were expecting another close game between these two rivals. Instead, the San Diego Fleet gave San Antonio a good old-fashioned spanking.
Looking forward to Week 4 for the Commanders, it doesn’t get any easier. Next up on the schedule is the undefeated, Birmingham Iron.
Head coach, Mike Riley will have his hands full with Birmingham’s defense. The offense should heavily lean on the run game this time around. Running back Trey Williams was exciting to watch against the Fleet.
Williams will be the key to victory in Week 4 for the Commanders. Williams was activated in Week 3 for the first time, and he was very effective as he ran the ball seven times for 75 yards.
Quarterback woes have also be proven to be a flaw for this young team. Starting quarterback, Logan Woodside had some troubles throughout the game. This led to back-up QB, Marquise Williams getting some reps late in the game. Williams completed all four of his passes, and he ran the ball five times for 33 yards.
No announcement has been made just yet on which quarterback will get the start, but we should expect Woodside to get another shot. It should also be noticed that Woodside is second in the league in passing yards.
We now know how Birmingham got their team name. The Iron’s defense is nothing to take lightly. Their defense already has a load of highlight reels full of hard-hitting hits.
Birmingham’s defense is holding opponents to around seven points per game. They also lead the league with eight forced turnovers.
There can always be improvement no matter how good a team is doing, but with a team like San Antonio coming into town, what they’re doing on offense and defense should be enough to keep their undefeated streak alive.
Wide receiver, Quinton Patton has been a wrecking force for opposing defenses. Not so much with touchdowns, but he’s the leading receiver for the Iron with 209 yards on 11 catches.
The second leading receiver on the team happens to be one of the best running backs currently in the AAF, Trent Richardson. Richardson is second on the team with 10 receptions for 68 yards.
After a fallout with the NFL, Richardson looks happy, and is seemingly enjoying himself in this new league. He’s been a wrecking ball for the Iron. Richardson has 59 carries, 6 TD’s, and is sixth in the league for rushing yards (145).
It’s hard to see San Antonio going on another tough road game and pulling off an upset. It would be an unforgettable moment in the young season of the AAF, but ultimately the Commanders could be in need of some home loving after yet another tough road loss.
Iron 20, Commanders 10