Mexico: LFA Game of the Week – Gallos Negros @ Dinos, March 19, 7 pm (9 pm ET, 02:00 am CET March 20)

Saturday night for the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional features the unquestioned game of the week on paper.

The only two undefeated teams in the LFA, will do battle as the Gallos Negros de Querétaro travel to take on the Dinos de Saltillo. This is a massive matchup and the best one on paper thus far in the young season. If the two teams continue to play how they have performed thus far, they could well meet again in the playoffs or even Tazón Mexico V.

LFA Game of the Week – Gallos Negros @ Dinos, March 19, 7 pm (02:00 am CET March 20, 9 pm ET)

The Gallos Negros, a team made up of the same coaching staff and roster as of the reigning league champion, Condors CDMX (who are currently in hiatus) played like it in their first game of the season against the Galgos, where they absolutely throttled the Galgos 33-9 on the road in Tijuana. And they hoped the same would happen last week in a matchup against another expansion team that was supposed to play last week against the Reyes de Jalisco. 

However, the game was decidedly postponed a month later to April 17, Easter Sunday, because of the riot at the Querétaro–Atlas soccer game that left 26 spectators injured. Despite the unforeseen interruption for the team, they hope their week off can give them more motivation to come out victorious. 

Their opponent for this week, the Dinos, meanwhile, are the only two-win team in the LFA entering week three. Coming off the heels of their 10-7 road victory over the Mexicas in week one, and their 24-17 overtime home win last week against the Fundidores, the Dinos are preparing for their toughest challenge yet for the season. 

With a victory, Saltillo would become 3-0 for the season and would stand alone atop all of their adversaries in the standings at the moment. It would also virtually lock up a playoff berth for them with a higher chance they could get home field advantage in the semifinals. That is significant as six of the league’s seven teams in action will qualify by the season’s end, only leaving the team with the worst record on the outside looking in. This makes that first round bye even more significant as the top two seeds will only need to win a single home game in order to advance to the championship, something every team would want to have by season’s end.

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