Mexico: Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional (LFA) Week 6 Preview – Heading into the home stretch

Week 5 is a thing in the past and Week 6 for the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional, is now in full effect. The Dinos already clinched a first-round bye and the Funidores punched their ticket to the playoffs as well. However, there are still four spots left to claim and the outcomes are up in the air.

 Galgos de Tijuana (0-4) @ Fundidores de Monterry (3-1)

This is a game in which the Fundidores are heavy favorites and have everything to play for. While their last two wins came in the last couple of minutes, it is the play of quarterback Shelton Eppler who is able to guide and elevate his teammates to a win. Add to that the fact that the Galgos lost 40-0 against the Raptors last Sunday and have not scored a touchdown since Week 1.  

Gallos Negros de Querétaro (1-2) @ Mexicas CDMX (2-2)


This is a matchup of real enigmas. The Mexicas are coming off of their bye week after their destruction of the Reyes. The Gallos Negros meanwhile want to get revenge following their heartbreaking loss to the Fundidores last Sunday. The two teams are questionable at the moment as Querétaro has only played three games so far with varying degrees of results. Meanwhile, the Mexicas have been largely inconsistent this season. One week they look like one of the weaker teams and the next week they look like world beaters.

Dinos de Saltillo (5-0) @ Raptors Naucalpan (2-2)


In the easy game of the week, in their final game of the regular season, the Dinos are on the cusp of the league’s first ever undefeated season and the number one seed in the playoffs. After blowing out the Reyes and clinching a first-round bye, a 6-0 record is in their sights. The Raptors on the other hand are also coming off a complete blanking of the Galgos and feel confident they can spoil the Dinos shot at perfection. 

If it happens, it wouldn’t be the first time that the “Duelo Jurásico” would result in an upset with everything on the line. As for the North Division Championship in 2017 and 2018, the 2nd place team would upset the 1st place team in the playoffs and advance to the Tazón México. 

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