Apollos Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Atlanta
The second meeting between the Orlando Apollos and the Atlanta Legends went about the same as the first. Orlando proved the first game was not a fluke with a 36-6 statement victory that also locked the now 6-1 Apollos into the AAF playoffs.
The Orlando defense struggled to generate much quarterback pressure during the game, getting just two sacks, but compensated by intercepting two passes including one for a touchdown. It was the fourth defensive touchdown for the Apollos this season.
Quarterback Garrett Gilbert had a strong, bounce-back game completing 19 of 23 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. His favorite receiver was once again Charles Johnson who caught 4 passes for 31 yards and the lone Apollos passing touchdown.
Next up for the Apollos is a rematch with the Memphis Express. The Apollos could see the debut of new Express QB Johnny Manziel. The game will be broadcast on Bleacher Report Live.