Houston Roughnecks beat Dallas Renegades 27-20

03/02/2020

It was the first ever "Texas Throwdown" between Houston Roughnecks (4-0) and the Dallas Renegades (2-2). The outcome of the game favored the Roughnecks as their defense collectively held the Renegades to earn bragging rights and move to 4-0 in the standings.

Renegades QB Landry Jones trended number one throughout the game as he threw three interceptions in the first three possessions. Jones attempted a throw to Crockett and was intercepted by Roughneck's C. Brown. Roughneck's next possession resulted in a field goal. Jones' second interception intended for Ferguson but D. Nichols caught the ball. Roughnecks settled with another field goal to make it 6-0. On Jone's third interception, Jones tried to go deep to Crockett and was intercepted by Nichols again. Roughnecks's QB Walker drove the team to their first touchdown as he threw a short pass to Holley for a 6 yard touchdown. Walker ran the ball in for a successful 3 point attempt to make it 15-0.

Jones would regroup and narrow the lead 15-11. By the fourth quarter, the score was 27-20. Jones would get hurt by executing a QB sneak in which he injured his knee during the tackle. Phillip Nelson took over and drove the team to the goaline. Unfortunately, he threw an interception that caused a WR to bobble the ball and landed into the defenders hand.

Houston's PJ Walker had a decent game. He threw 25-of-41 completions, 239 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Houston's defense had one sack, 6 QB hits, five tackles for losses, and one forced fumble that resulted in a touchdown.

Dallas tried the run game with Dunbar and Artis-Payne but were not too successful. Dunbar did have a rushing touchdown. Jones threw 25-of-38 completions, 205 passing yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. The defense was not able to put more pressure as Walker adjusted in most blitzes.


Week 5: Houston will host Seattle Dragons; Dallas will host NY Guardians.