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WASHINGTON HOSTS ALBANY IN HOME OPENER

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Empire and Valor face off in back-to-back weeks

LAS VEGAS – After getting their first win in team history the  Albany Empire (1-2) head to Washington, D.C. to take on the  Washington Valor (0-3) on Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena on AFL Now and AFL Facebook Watch Page. The two teams faced off last week with the Empire getting a 47-23 win over the Valor. The Valor are looking to avenge last week’s loss and get their first win of the season.

WEEK 5 MATCHUP

 

ALBANY EMPIRE (1-2) AT WASHINGTON VALOR (0-3)
Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. ET (AFL NOW & FACEBOOK WATCH PAGE)
ALBANY WASHINGTON
REG. SEASON SERIES LEADER Albany leads 1-0
STREAKS W1 L3
LAST WEEK W 47-23 vs Valor L 47-23 at Empire
LAST REG. SEASON MEETING 5/5/18 Empire 47 vs Valor 23
TOTAL OFFENSE (RANK) 258.3 (2) 186.7 (4)
TOTAL DEFENSE (RANK) 217.0 (1) 252.0 (3)
POINTS SCORED (RANK) 43.7 (3) 43.3 (4)
POINTS ALLOWED (RANK) 43.7 (2) 58.3 (4)
TURNOVER MARGIN (RANK) – 1 (3) -4 (4)

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: EMPIRE: QB Tommy Grady completed 20-of-29 passes for 221 yards and five TDs in last week’s 47-23   win over the Valor and earning him Offensive Player of the Week honors…The former Ute has completed 67% of his passes for 733 yards and 16 TDs this season…WR Joe Hills has compiled 18 receptions for 193 yards and seven TDs in his two games this season…WR Malachi Jones is making a name for himself this season…The rookie caught 7 receptions for 62 yards and one TD while adding a rushing TD…DB Marrio Norman earned Defensive Player of the Week with a 10 total tackles, two INTs, and an INT for a TD performance…VALOR: QB Warren Smith went 19-of-33 passes for 151 yards, two INTs, and three TDs in his first start under center for 2018…WR Rod Windsor continues to be the Valor’s top receiver with 22 receptions for 217 yards and seven TDs in his first three games…WR Josh Reese has added 17 catches for 172 yards and four TDs…DB Dominic Addison is sixth in the League in total tackles with 14.5 and has a tacked on a INT

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