The XFL has reached the second half of its common season and a few separation between the groups is turning into clear.
On Saturday, the Seattle Sea Dragons and St. Louis BattleHawks every improved to 4-2 behind two of the league’s higher quarterbacks, because the BattleHawks’ A.J. McCarron and Sea Dragons’ Ben DiNucci threw 5 landing passes between them. Their wins got here on the expense of the Orlando Guardians and Vegas Vipers, who fell to a mixed 1-11.
On Sunday, Hines Ward’s San Antonio Brahmas received a defensive battle in opposition to the Arlington Renegades. The win moved San Antonio to 2-4 whereas dropping Arlington to 3-3.
Perhaps the most important recreation of the XFL season up to now will happen Monday night time when the 5-0 D.C. Defenders tackle the 4-1 Houston Roughnecks (here is a have a look at the season schedule, scores and standings)
We’ll break down all of the motion beneath, beginning with a have a look at the Week 6 scores and matchups.
Seattle Sea Dragons 26, Orlando Guardians 19
St. Louis BattleHawks 29, Vegas Vipers 6
San Antonio Brahmas 15, Arlington Renegades 9
Houston Roughnecks at D.C. Defenders, 7 p.m. ET | FX
Brahmas snap three-game shedding streak
Despite failing to attain 20 factors for a fifth time in six video games, Hines Ward’s Brahmas posted a 15-9 win over Arlington on the energy of their protection. San Antonio linebacker Jordan Williams’ 15-yard fumble return for a landing served as the one rating of the primary half because the Brahmas took a 9-0 lead at intermission.
Bob Stoops’ workforce rallied to tie the rating (on the energy of their very own interception) earlier than the Brahmas responded with a pair of discipline objectives within the fourth quarter. San Antonio’s protection then sealed the win when defensive again Tenny Adewusi picked off Drew Plitt on the sport’s closing play.
With the win, San Antonio — which misplaced a 12-10 choice to Arlington final week — is now inside a recreation of Arlington within the XFL South division standings. The prime two groups in every division will face off within the playoffs on the weekend of April 29-30, with the winners colliding within the XFL championship on May 13.
Saturday’s video games
Sea Dragons roll off fourth straight victory
After shedding their first two video games by a mixed six factors, the Seattle Sea Dragons have received 4 in a row. Fresh off an upset of the beforehand unbeaten Houston every week in the past, the Sea Dragons bounced again from a halftime deficit on Saturday to beat the Orlando Guardians, 26-19.
Seattle entered the sport with the XFL’s prime passing assault, and quarterback Ben DINucci threw two extra TD passes in Week 6. That was regardless of Josh Gordon not having a catch. The former NFL receiving chief obtained off to a quick begin within the XFL, however Gordon now has solely two catches for 15 yards up to now two video games mixed. Blake Jackson led Seattle in receiving with six catches for 79 yards, together with this 20-yard landing within the second half.
DiNucci went 18 for 35 for 177 yards, and he was additionally Seattle’s dashing chief (43 yards). The Sea Dragons’ working backs managed simply 35 yards mixed.
Orlando stays the XFL’s solely winless workforce regardless of a robust first half on Saturday. The Guardians went with Quinten Dormady at quarterback after utilizing a number of QBs in earlier video games this season, together with Paxton Lynch, who did not play on this one. Dormady went 22 of 44 for 243 yards with no landing or interception.
The Sea Dragons will attempt to make it 5 wins in a row on Friday night time once they go to the Renegades in Arllington.
McCarron practically flawless for BattleHawks
A.J. McCarron threw three landing passes — two of them to Darrius Shepherd — as St. Louis cruised previous the Vipers, 29-6, on Saturday night time.
The BattleHawks improved to 4-2, with each of these losses coming in opposition to the D.C. Defenders, the XFL’s solely unbeaten workforce. McCarron went 23 of 29 for 236 yards and no interceptions together with the three TDs.
The St. Louis protection picked off Vipers quarterback Luis Perez twice. Perez (99 yards passing) and Brett Hundley (120 yards, 1 TD) cut up QB duties for Vegas, which fell to 1-5.
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