Overcoming two straight losses after the season opener in week one, the San Antonio Commanders have seemed to figure it out after winning their past 3 straight road games against Birmingham, Arizona, and last week against Atlanta. Entering week 7 with a record of 4-2, they sit at the top of the Western Conference one game ahead of the San Diego Fleet (3-3).
This past victory against the Atlanta Legends seemed to be the most impressive game for the Commanders thus far in the season, blowing out the Legends 37-6.
The Commanders defense, as usual, were the stars of the game forcing an astonishing 4 turnovers. Safety Derron Smith has the play of the game with an 87-yard pick-six late in the 4th quarter.
Quarterback Logan Woodside, defending his “Offensive Player of the Week” honor for his previous performance against the Arizona Hotshots, showed up again against Atlanta throwing 17-24 for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns.
This week, the Commanders will host the struggling herd of Salt Lake Stallions at the Alamodome in their first meeting between each other this season. The Stallions, while coming off a 22-9 victory over the Memphis Express, are 2-4. The Stallions are giving up an average of 20.1 points per game to the opponents while scoring only an average of 18 points per game.
Against a team that averages at least 2 forced turnovers a game in the Commanders defense, the Stallions will need to step up their game offensively against a highly intelligent, fast, and physical defense who have since turned it around since their embarrassing performance in Week 3 against the San Diego Fleet.
The Commander will host the Stallions at the Alamodome Saturday, March 23, at 7 pm CT. The game will be televised on the NFL Network.