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Memphis Express vs. Arizona Hotshots: AAF Open Thread

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Primetime football for the AAF in Week 2 starts with the Arizona Hotshots traveling to Tennessee to face off against the Memphis Express!

Game time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

TV: NFL Network

Storylines

Can the Express offense bounce back? Against the Birmingham Iron in Week 1, the Express posted exactly 0 points. Their starting quarterback, Christian Hackenburg, did not play well. The offense never found rhythm and the Iron’s offense went to work.

Can the Express defense stop the Hotshots, or more importantly, John Wolford? The Hotshots quarterback completed four touchdowns and threw for 275 yards last week, earning him AAF Offensive Player of the Week. The Express defense needs to create some pressure and keep him off-kilter, or it could be curtains quickly.

Will Rashad Ross find the endzone again? In Week 1, Wolford connected with Ross five times for 103 yards and two touchdowns. If the Hotshots want to stay undefeated, Ross needs to be involved. His speed and hands are critical in burning defenders and hauling in tight throws.

There are five former Ravens in tonight’s matchup:

  1. OL Alex Thompson (AZ)
  2. LB Steven Johnson (AZ)
  3. Terrence Magee (MEM)
  4. Robert Myers (MEM)
  5. Charles James II (MEM)

Poll

Who are you rooting for?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Arizona Hotshots
    (19 votes)
  • 51%
    Memphis Express
    (20 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now