Alliance of American Football Debuts with Strong Ratings

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Week One of the first season of the Alliance of American Football concluded Sunday evening with the John Wolford-led Arizona Hotshots heating up and taking down the Salt Lake Stallions, 38-22, live on the NFL Network from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

According to Darren Rovell, the two AAF games had a 2.1 rating, beating out the 2.0 rating claimed by the Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder game on ABC.

In the opening two AAF matchups, the Orlando Apollos defeated the Atlanta Legends 40-6, while the San Antonio Commanders topped the San Diego Fleet 15-6. Saturday night won't be the last time I watch the AAF.

Arizona teammate and former National Football League kicker Nick Folk booted a 53-yard field goal and Ross grabbed five catches for 103 yards as the Rick Neuheisel-helmed Hotshots led off with a win.

Orlando special? Orlando special!

The AAF now hopes to do what the XFL couldn't do and that's keep the eyes of America on their league, for not only this season, but years to come as the XFL gets ready to reboot in 2020. Once an National Football League season comes to an end on the first Sunday in February, fans of the spot have to go months before any college or professional games occur.

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