2019 Arizona Hotshots season

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2019 Arizona Hotshots season
Head coachRick Neuheisel
General managerPhil Savage
Home fieldSun Devil Stadium
Results
Record5–3
League place1st (tie), Western Conference
Arizona Hotshots

The 2019 Arizona Hotshots season was the first season for the Arizona Hotshots as a professional American football franchise; they played as charter members of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). They were one of eight teams to compete in the AAF for the 2019 season. The Hotshots played their home games at Sun Devil Stadium and were led by head coach Rick Neuheisel.

On April 2, 2019, the league's football operations were reportedly suspended,[1][2] and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams.[3]

Standings[edit]

2019 Alliance of American Football standings
Eastern Conference
Club W–L PCT CONF PF PA DIFF SOS SOV STK
(x)Orlando Apollos 7–1 .875 5–0 236 136 100 .406 .375 W2
(x)Birmingham Iron 5–3 .625 3–2 165 133 32 .406 .300 W1
(e)Memphis Express 2–6 .250 1–4 152 194 -42 .578 .500 L1
(e)Atlanta Legends 2–6 .250 1–4 88 213 -125 .609 .438 L3
Western Conference
Club W–L PCT CONF PF PA DIFF SOS SOV STK
San Antonio Commanders 5–3 .625 3–2 158 154 4 .516 .450 L1
Arizona Hotshots 5–3 .625 3–2 186 144 42 .469 .500 W3
San Diego Fleet 3–5 .375 2–3 158 161 -3 .469 .417 L3
Salt Lake Stallions 3–5 .375 2–3 135 143 -8 .547 .417 W1
(x)–clinched playoff berth; (e)–eliminated from playoff contention

Final roster[edit]

2019 Arizona Hotshots final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Rights list

  • Vacant


52 Active, 4 Inactive

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Day Date Opponent Results Location
Score Record
Monday January 28 at Birmingham Iron W 37–17 Alamodome

Regular season[edit]

All times local to Tempe, as Arizona does not use daylight saving time. Arizona's year-round MST is equivalent to PDT after March 9.

Week Day Date Kickoff TV Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Sunday February 10 6:00 p.m. NFLN Salt Lake Stallions W 38–22 1–0 Sun Devil Stadium
2 Saturday February 16 6:00 p.m. NFLN at Memphis Express W 20–18 2–0 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
3 Saturday February 23 1:00 p.m. B/R Live at Salt Lake Stallions L 15–23 2–1 Rice–Eccles Stadium
4 Sunday March 3 6:00 p.m. NFLN Atlanta Legends L 11–14 2–2 Sun Devil Stadium
5 Sunday March 10 5:00 p.m. NFLN San Antonio Commanders L 25–29 2–3 Sun Devil Stadium
6 Saturday March 16 5:00 p.m. NFLN at Orlando Apollos W 22–17 3–3 Spectrum Stadium
7 Sunday March 24 1:00 p.m. CBSSN San Diego Fleet W 32–15 4–3 Sun Devil Stadium
8 Sunday March 31 5:00 p.m. NFLN at San Antonio Commanders W 23–6 5–3 Alamodome
9 Sunday April 7 5:00 p.m. NFLN Birmingham Iron Not played Sun Devil Stadium
10 Sunday April 14 5:00 p.m. NFLN at San Diego Fleet SDCCU Stadium

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: Salt Lake[edit]

Week One: Salt Lake Stallions at Arizona Hotshots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Stallions 0 16 0622
Hotshots 8 11 16338

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Game information

Week 2: at Memphis[edit]

Week Two: Arizona Hotshots at Memphis Express – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hotshots 0 0 61420
Express 9 3 0618

at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

Game information

Week 3: at Salt Lake[edit]

Week Three: Arizona Hotshots at Salt Lake Stallions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hotshots 0 9 3315
Stallions 3 6 6823

at Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah

Game information

Week 4: Atlanta[edit]

Week Four: Atlanta Legends at Arizona Hotshots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Legends 2 6 0614
Hotshots 0 3 0811

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Game information

Week 5: San Antonio[edit]

Week Five: San Antonio Commanders at Arizona Hotshots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Commanders 14 12 0329
Hotshots 0 0 81725

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Game information

Week 6: at Orlando[edit]

Week Six: Arizona Hotshots at Orlando Apollos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hotshots 3 11 0822
Apollos 6 3 0817

at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Game information

In an upset, the Hotshots beat the Apollos to ruin their chances at a perfect season. (They fall to 5–1) With the win, they improve to 3–3.

Week 7: San Diego[edit]

Week Seven: San Diego Fleet at Arizona Hotshots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Fleet 9 6 0015
Hotshots 9 14 0932

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Game information

Week 8: at San Antonio[edit]

Week Eight: Arizona Hotshots at San Antonio Commanders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Hotshots 6 9 0823
Commanders 0 3 306

at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kercheval, Ben (April 2, 2019). "AAF operations suspended, league's future in doubt after eight games of first season". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  2. ^ "AAF to immediately suspend operations". ESPN. April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Schwartz, Nick (April 4, 2019). "AAF star Keith Reaser becomes first player to sign NFL deal after league shutdown". USA Today. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Arizona Hotshots Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Filipe, Cameron (February 9, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 1, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Filipe, Cameron (February 13, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 2, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Filipe, Cameron (February 22, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 3, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Filipe, Cameron (February 27, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 4, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Filipe, Cameron (March 9, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 5, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Filipe, Cameron (March 14, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 6, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Filipe, Cameron (March 21, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 7, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  12. ^ Filipe, Cameron (March 28, 2019). "Alliance of American Football: Week 8, 2019". Football Zebras. Retrieved March 31, 2019.