The Atlanta Legends will look to bounce back today against the Orlando Apollos. The Apollos and Legends have already met this season and that was on the opening night of the AAF where the Apollos just absolutely routed the Legends. Since their first meeting, the Apollos have had a great season with a 5-1 record and just suffered their first lost on the year last week against the Arizona Hotshots. For the Legends, they will be looking to play a whole lot better this week after getting routed by the San Antonio Commanders putting the Legends at 2-4 on the season.
Entering today’s game against the Apollos, the Legends will be looking to establish the run. In last week’s game the Legends struggle to get a good running game going as the Commanders defensive front just did whatever they wanted against the Legends offensive line. Atlanta will also look to not turnover the ball so much. Quarterback Aaron Murray easily had his worst game of the season last week as he had an interception and just never really got it going. The Legends overall had 3 turnovers against the Commanders and on all those turnovers the Commanders were able to capitalize off of them. Look for the Legends to try get their run game going and allow Murray to use his feet. In the 2 games that the Legends have won, Murray has been able to have an impact with his legs.
Defensively the Legends will be looking to try and stop this high scoring Apollos offense. The Apollos easily have the best offense in the AAF led by quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert will be looking to bounce back from his awful game against the Hotshots. The Legends defense will be looking to force some turnovers. Just like with Murray, in the 2 games the Legends have won, the defense has forced a turnover or two. This is a big game for the Legends as they try to keep their season alive. Kickoff against Orlando is at 2:00 and follow @BirdsInTheBenz on twitter throughout the game.
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By: Stewart Zwald @SDZwald041599