Saturday 4pm ET Bleacher Report Live
Memphis 1-4 at Salt Lake 1-4 - Current forecast: Sunny, 48 degrees
Memphis didn't look very good at Atlanta, getting dominated in all phases. Somehow Memphis had a shot to win right until the end, but fell 23-20. The score should have been more like 31-10. Now they face a Salt Lake team on the road, who should have easily beat San Diego but managed to lose on a FG on the last play of the game due to 5 turnovers and 12 penalties.
In this game I don't think Memphis will be able to run the ball at all. I think Mettenberger will take a lot of hits and sacks and could get knocked out of the game. Salt Lake will probably continue to make stupid mistakes and penalties, but I don't think the Memphis defense will force them to make the types of mistakes that will cost them the game like the San Diego defense did.
Talent wise Salt Lake is the much better team, and I think their defense could pitch a shut out at home.
Point spread prediction: -5 Salt Lake
My score prediction: Salt Lake 23, Memphis 9
Saturday 8pm ET NFL Network
Arizona 2-3 at Orlando 5-0 - Current forecast: Showers, 59 degrees
Arizona has basically been in a free fall since week 1. After a convincing home win vs Salt Lake week 1, they eeked out a sketchy 2 point win vs Hackenberg/Memphis week 2 and have since dropped 3 straight. Orlando meanwhile is firing on all cylinders and is clearly the class of the AAF and there isn't a close second. Orlando at home playing mistake free football.
Look for Orlando QB Garrett Gilbert to feast vs a Hotshot defense that gave up 290 yards and 2 TDs to Commander QB Logan Woodside while only managing 1 sack and 2 QB hits. John Wolford comes off a 3 INT game and now faces a ball hawking ORL defense that has 7 INTs in 5 games.
Point spread prediction: -9.5 Orlando
My score prediction: Orlando 34, Arizona 17