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Alliance of American Football Debuts with Strong Ratings

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Getty									Steve Spurrier is the head coach of the Orlando Apollos

The results from Week 1 featured lots of familiar faces.

Former University of Houston QB-turned-WR Greg Ward hauled in five catches for 65 yards, and former Cowboy WR Mekale McKay shined as well in connecting with San Antonio QB Logan Woodside.

When the Patriots drafted guard Tre' Jackson in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, we doubt they thought he would find himself on the Orlando Apollos in just a few years.

If you're itching to watch football and you'd like to see what some former Ravens are up to, you should tune into the new Alliance of American Football (AAF). Spurrier even threw in a Super Bowl LII callback to close out the first half. Richardson had 23 carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns for the Birmingham Iron.

The Express will have their home opener next Saturday night against the Arizona Hotshots.

There are 8 teams in the AAF, with rosters consisting of local players. Starting for the Salt Lake Stallions, Woodrum went 10-for 22 for 103 yards with one touchdown and one interception before leaving with a hamstring injury. For the rest of the regular season, the AAF will be on TNT, NFL Newtork, CBS Sports Network or the streaming B/R Live service, and it's fair to assume that none of those outlets will ever get 2.9 million viewers for an AAF game.

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