The Atlanta Legends squared off with the San Antonio Commanders in their Week 6 matchup, and it didn’t go quite as planned. Both teams came into the game on two game winning streaks, with San Antonio tied for first in the Western Conference. On the other hand, Atlanta won their first two games of the season in back to back weeks, and just passed Memphis to not be last place in the East.
Despite the 2-4 record, with only four games left this season, there is still some hope for Atlanta. Three of the next four games are all Eastern Conference rivals, and if the Legends can win those three it will make the playoff race very interesting. There are a few upsides however. Statistically the Legends are first overall defensively, and fourth overall offensively. The Legends lead in Yards Allowed, Average Yards per Game, Passing Yards Allowed, and Average Passing Yards per Game. This Atlanta defense is very good, and will need to continue to play big if they want to make a run at the playoffs. The Atlanta offense on the otherhand is improved, but definitely needs some work if they want to beat Orlando and Birmingham in their rematch games. Atlanta ranks dead last in Points Scored, and Points per Game, with 12. Offensively we’ve seen glimpses of break throughs in the passing and rushing game. This team is very skilled, and I think once the bugs get worked out with our third Offensive Coordinator this season I think we can see big things. The offense had a rough day scoring 6 points, and turning the ball over four times.
This weeks opponent will be a tall task to say the least. The first place Orlando Apollo’s come to Atlanta to play the Legends for the second and final time this season. The two teams met up Week One, and Orlando handed the Legends a lop sided 40-6 loss. The game can be seen on TNT this Saturday at 2pm ET. Or live from Georgia State Stadium to wrap up the third game of their three game home stand.
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