Mexico: Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional: Final 3 games of regular season promise more drama

The final weekend of the regular season for the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional looms with plenty to play for still.

Although the six playoff teams are set, two of the seeds are still up in the air, and one team will be desperately trying to avoid a winless season.

Friday, April 22, 7:00 PM PT

Mexicas CDMX (3-2) @ Galgos de Tijuana (0-5)

Objectively, if the Mexicas win this game, it will prove to be the only game that is really going to affect the standings. This is because thanks to the Mexicas victory against the Raptors in Week 2, they hold the tiebreaker for the 3-seed with a win. The Galgos on the other hand are the only team in the league this season that will not make the playoffs. They have to try to get their first and only win of the season to avoid becoming the first winless team in league history.

Saturday, April 23, 6:00 PM CT

Fundidores de Monterrey (4-1) @ Reyes de Jalisco (2-3)

This is the only game this week that has no bearing on the final seedings, as the Fundidores and Reyes are already locked in as the two and five seeds respectively. There is one major metric to keep a watch on. Fundidores wide receiver Torin Justice could eclipse Dinos wide receiver James Okike for the league lead in receiving touchdowns with one touchdown reception. The Reyes, meanwhile, need to show that their 19-12 win over the Gallos Negros from last week was no fluke and they can handle the tougher competition.

Sunday, April 24, 3:00 PM CT

Raptors de Naucalpan (3-2) @ Gallos Negros de Querétaro (1-4)

The Raptors, after their stunning upset over the Dinos, finish up their regular season against a team in the Gallos Negros who have lost their last four games. Assuming the Mexicas are upset by the Galgos, Naucalpan could snatch the 3-seed with a win and would face the Gallos Negros again, but this time at home. Querétaro, besides their 33-9 throttling of the Galgos in Week 1, have been average at best and sloppy at worst. A win or loss would not change their seeding, but it definitely would finally give them that much needed momentum after four consecutive games without a bye.

A recent graduate of Hofstra University in New York. He is currently a sports freelance journalist and podcaster