Former Bills CB intercepts pass in AAF debut

Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6

Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6

The ol' head ball coach, who led the Washington Redskins from 2002-2003, returned to the sideline Saturday night, coachin' up the Orlando Apollos. Though two games were occurring simultaneously, fans in Buffalo were shown a matchup between Mike Martz' San Diego Fleet and Mike Riley's San Antonio Commanders, a low-scoring affair that featured tremendous defensive play and a few hits that brought on a feeling of nostalgia. Brooks, who tallied 62 tackles and seven pass deflections over his four years with the Bills, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2016 offseason.

Next up - The Apollos will next play February 17 at the Alamo Dome against the San Antonio Commanders with kickoff at 4 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

Overall, this game was a promising start for the league and Orlando. The Memphis Express face the Birmingham Iron at 4 p.m. ET, followed by a battle between the Arizona Hotshots and Salt Lake Stallions at 8 p.m. ET. Sports TV Ratings said the first game on CBS ‏averaged 2.913 million viewers between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Keep an eye on these key differences from the National Football League, as chronicled last week by The Post's Matt Bonesteel.




It was a long night for Atlanta, which took the field barely a month after the sudden departure of coach Brad Childress and just days after the team decided ex-NFL quarterback Michael Vick would no longer hold the title of Legends offensive coordinator. They'll have one possession to score a touchdown, then attempt a two-point conversion. If a team is trailing by 17 points, or there is five minutes or less left in the fourth quarter, they can opt to get the ball on their own 28-yard line and try to convert a 4th-and-12.

In overtime, each team will get the ball only once with a first and goal from the 10. Which means that onside kicks are not allowed. The game will end in a tie if neither team scores. Some of those changes are that there are no kickoffs or extra points - teams must always go for two after a touchdown- the play clock is 35 seconds instead of 40 seconds and there are no television timeouts.

"I think the fans had a good time", said Spurrier, who improved to 6-0 in his first game with the six teams he coached.

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