Mexico: Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional (LFA) Week 2 Preview

After a thrilling first week on the gridiron, the first in nearly two years, Mexico’s Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional heads into its second weekend of play, with a slate of regional rivalries on the schedule.

All three matchups involve a key rivalry through either league history, or city location.

Saturday, March 12

Fundidores de Monterrey @ Dinos de Statillo

The week starts with a matchup of arguably the most famous rivalry in the LFA, where the Fundidores in their first game of the season, travel to face the Dinos in the “clásico del Norte”. Saltillo is coming off a close 10-7 road victory against the Mexicas via an Enrique Yenny field goal. Monterrey on the other hand, will be playing their first game and are hoping to see if Shelton Eppler will be their quarterback of the future and if he can get the W over their long-time rivals. 

Sunday, March 13

Mexicas CDMX@ Raptors

The Raptors, after starting their season with a 13-10 road victory against Reyes de Jalisco, enter their first game back in Estadio José Ortega Martínez in pursuit of their fifth trip to the postseason. Mexicas CDMX lost narrowly at home to the Dinos last week and at this point in the young season, are trying to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2018. They hope they can ignite more of that motivation against their then Tazón Mexico III opponent this Sunday. 

Reyes @ Gallos Negros

The final game of this weekend’s lineup is between two expansion franchises. The Gallos Negros, having the roster, ownership and coaching staff of the currently in-hiatus Condors franchise, host their first game in Querétaro following a lopsided 33-9 road victory over the expansion Galgos de Tijuana. Reyes de Jalisco on the other hand, have a tough obstacle in front of them in search of their first win as a franchise and want to make up for the tough home loss against the Raptors last week. Hopefully for them, they will shock the country.

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