Commanders Ruin Legends Turnaround

Commanders beat Legends

Credit: San Antonio Commanders

San Antonio Commanders 37, Atlanta Legends 6

Ladies and gentlemen, the San Antonio Commanders, have officially become the hottest team in the Alliance of American Football league. After Sunday afternoons absolute beatdown of the Atlanta Legends, the Commanders have now gone 3-1 in their last four games (all away from the Alamodome). They are heading back home this week with an overall record of 4-2 with sole possession of first place in the Western Conference. With the inaugural AAF season coming to an end in a few weeks, the Commanders are in a decent spot to be looking at a playoff position coming into April.

Once again this week, Commanders dominated from start to finish with excellent QB play from Logan Woodside who went 17/23 for 164 yards and 2 TDs. Woodside made some amazing passes and made it look easy most of the game. He was able to spread the ball around a lot more than usual with both McKay and Evan Rodriguez coming down with a TD. His lead receiver this game was Cam Clear, a name we are not used to hearing because of the connection Woodside usually has with McKay.

The Commanders were up big again in the first half thanks to a number of turnovers from Atlanta. Overall, Atlanta had a total of 7 turnovers (four lost fumbles and three interceptions) while the Commanders protected the ball and finished the game without any turnovers. Woodside is starting to make the right decisions when it counts, and their defense has been able to force opposing offenses to make mistake after mistake.

Aaron Murray was coming into this game with all of the momentum on his side, having won his last two starts and reinvigorating the Atlanta fan base. Unfortunately, this Commanders defense made him regress to the mean going 30/41 for 215 yards 1 TD and 3 interceptions. He looked like a deer in headlights most of the game. Because the Legends were down so quickly, Murray was forced to throw the ball a lot more than he had in recent weeks. This put his accuracy into question, missing wide open receivers and throwing so many interceptions. Atlanta, now 2-4, will look to turn things around next week against Orlando (good luck!).

As I said in my first article about the Commanders, this team is talented on both sides of the ball. They have been undervalued all year, and with this win, they sit at the top of my power rankings (sorry Orlando!). This +700 ticket for them to win it all is looking better after every week. They host the Stallions in week seven where the Alamodome should be rocking with the surging Commanders finally coming home. Sneak peek for my prediction article, the Commanders win again. 

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