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Week 5: Friday, May 11 at 7:00 pm EST
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Head to Head
Coaching RecordsVs. TeamVs. Coach
Rob Keefe (ALB)5-13-1
Benji McDowell (WAS)1-31-3
Rankings Albany Empire Washington Valor
Off Passing Yds/Game 212180
Off Rushing Yds/Game 1118
Total Off Yds/Game 223198
Passing Yds Allowed/Game 253245
Avg. OL/DL Weight 300299
Avg. WR Height 6-36-0
Power Poll Ranking
Previous Meetings(Empire lead series 5-1)
July 21, 2018Washington 47at Albany 40
July 14, 2018Albany 57at Washington 56
June 29, 2018Albany 55at Washington 41
May 26, 2018Washington 21at Albany 48
May 11, 2018Albany 53at Washington 42
May 5, 2018Washington 23at Albany 47
Game Preview Articles
Valor Recap: Valor Fall To The Empire
Jon Stark,

The Washington Valor (0-4) lost 53-42 on Friday night inside of Capital One Arena against the Albany Empire (2-2) in front of 9,037 fans.

Empire Win on the Road in Washington
Scott Miller,

The Albany Empire began the first of two consecutive road games on Friday night and came away with a victory in Washington, 53-42, in front of 9,037 at the Capital Once Center. This was the first road victory in the history of the franchise.

Valor Fall, 53-42, to Empire in Home Opener
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor were defeated, 53-42, by the Albany Empire on Friday night at Capital One Arena. Valor quarterback Warren Smith Jr. threw for a season-high 227 yards and five touchdowns. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady was named MVP for his seven-touchdown performance.

Empire Spoil Valor's Home Opener
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (2-2) defeated the Washington Valor (0-4) 53-42, Friday night at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. in front of a crowd of 9,036. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady threw for 257 yards and seven touchdowns earning himself the game MVP award.

Valor Game Preview: Defending The District
Jon Stark,

The Washington Valor (0-3) return to the District of Columbia for their home opener. They will host the Albany Empire (1-2) inside of Capital One Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11th. The Game will broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network and Facebook.

Empire vs. Valor: Keys to the Game
Ryan McCarthy,

The Albany Empire will play a familiar opponent this Friday night as they face the Washington Valor for the second consecutive week, this time at the Capital One Center (7pm, Facebook AFL Watch, NBC Sports Washington, Monumental Sports Network, AFLNow). This is the game that was rescheduled from April 21 to accommodate the NHL and NBA Playoffs.

Week 5 Game Preview - Empire at Valor
Albany Empire Press Release

After a rout victory against the Washington Valor, 47-23, the Albany Empire take to the road for a rematch against the Valor on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capital One Arena. The game will be broadcast live on and ALT 105.7.

Washington Valor Move Home Opener
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that the Washington Valorís home opener against the Albany Empire, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, has been moved to Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena to accommodate the NBA and NHL playoffs.

Albany Empire welcomed with a sell-out crowd in opener
Troy Record