The Commanders lost their first game of the season at the hands of the Orlando Apollos this past weekend at the Alamodome, ending in a thrilling 37-29 loss.
The Commanders’ 2nd week of action had the team’s offense shining brightly while their famous defense, especially their secondary, struggled against the Apollo’s high powered offense. The Apollos quarterback Garrett Gilbert threw for 393 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Apollos receiver Charles Johnson finished with 192 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside finished with 223 yards, one interception, and one touchdown pass. Running back Kenneth Farrow finished with 74 yards rushing and one touchdown.
The crowd support was present once again. 27,000 were in attendance for the season opener the previous week. This week there were over 29,000 in attendance, proving San Antonio and the Alamodome might be the toughest place to play in the league.
Unfortunately, the Commanders will be on a four-game road trip starting this week with a trip to Salt Lake to face off against the Stallions. The Commander won’t return to the Alamodome until March 23rd in their second season meeting against the Stallions.
This week the Commanders visit the Fleet in San Diego. Hopefully, a repeat win and great performance against San Diego is in the future for the Commanders. The game is set for Saturday night at 7 pm CT and will be broadcasted on the NFL Network.