Mexico: Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional (LFA) Wild Card Preview

Mexico’s LFA kicks off the wild card playoff round this weekend with the winners advancing to the semifinals.

The third place Mexicas CDMX will play host to the sixth place Gallos Negros de Querétaro while the Reyes de Jalisco who finished fifth will travel to Naucalpan to play the fourth place Raptors.

Saturday, April 30

(6) Gallos Negros de Querétaro @ (3) Mexicas CDMX

For the first of the two wild card games, the expansion Gallos Negros, who are trying to end a five-game skid, will try to do it against the Mexicas. The home team is hoping that their MVP caliber running back, Rubén Zendejas, can help give them their fourth straight victory and a date with the Fundidores in Monterrey next week.

Sunday, May 1

(5) Reyes de Jalisco @ (4) Raptors de Naucalpan

The Reyes are a surprise number five seed after looking lost after their fourth game of the season. But now, they will be facing the Raptors for the second time this season and hope to win it on the second try, continuing their path towards upsetting and shocking the league. The Raptor,s meanwhile, have been in the playoffs for a league-record five times and are hoping that it will lead them to a rematch against the Dinos, which would be a third matchup for the two teams and the first game for Saltillo, since losing in the final seconds against the Raptors.

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