This story was originally published by Last Word on Pro Football on March 30, 2019.
MEMPHIS — The Orlando Apollos needed a comeback to knock off the 2-6 Memphis Express, but they did just that, notching a 34-31 win in Memphis. In the midst of all the madness, Orlando came out of the dust with a 7th victory on the season and home-field advantage in the East title game.
Orlando Apollos Overcome Late Deficit to Defeat Memphis Express
Garrett Gilbert finished with 310 yards and 2 touchdowns on 22-for-40 passing with 2 interceptions in the Orlando victory. Brandon Silvers tallied 269 yards on 30-for-49 passing, adding a touchdown and a pick each in the process.
“I’m proud of our team for hanging in there. It could have gone either way. I told (Memphis head coach) Mike Singletary they have a good team, they’ve just been a little unlucky this year,” said Orlando head coach Steve Spurrier. “A lot happened out there. Good ballgame for television, I hope.”
“I don’t really have a whole lot to say. Our guys fought hard, came up short,” Singletary said after the game.
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