Week 5 XFL Preview
First down - Recap of the XFL - NY Guardians survived a close game as they defeated the LA Wildcats 17-14. Luis Perez started as Quarterback for the Guardians but Kicker Matthew McCrane helped by kicking three Field Goals for the win. St Louis Battlehawk (3-1) defeated the Seattle Dragons (1-3) 23-16 as Jordan Ta'Amu led his team with 20-of-27 pass completions, 264 passing yards, one touchdown pass. He ran 16 times for 63 rushing yards. On the defense side, Dexter McCoil (Safety) led the team with six tackles and Will Hill (Safety) had the only turnover as he caught an interception from Dragons' QB BJ Daniels. 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. Houston defeats Dallas 27-20. And, Tampa Bay Vipers earn their first win of the season as they shut out their opponent, DC Defenders 25 - 0. The game was one sided from the start as the Vipers ground game was all that was needed for victory.
That is the recap of Week 4 on the XFL
Second down: HOT or NOT
(HOT) Guardians QB Luis Perez first start with a 96.6 QBR
DE Jarrell Owens two sacks in the game...continues to dominate
(HOT) St Louis Battlehawks ground game with QB Jordan Ta'amu, RB Christine Michael, and RB Matt Jones combined 43 rushes for 133 yards. ¾ rushing ¼ passing
Landry Jones picked three times. Knee injury that will sideline him two weeks or more.
Back to Back weeks, QB Cardale Jones has lost his edge as a starter. His QBR is 30.9 and the entire offense has struggled under head Coach Pep Hamilton and offensive coordinator Tanner Engstrand.Third Down - Viewership for the XFL fell for the third straight week. According to Showbuzz Daily, the league's four games drew an average of 1.4 million viewers over the weeknd with a large drop from Saturday to Sunday.
Highest ratings were Battlehawks vs Dragons.
Are the attitudes of the players reflecting the change in the game? Are the plays a differential on getting the excitement on the game? What is causing a decrease in attendance and viewership?Fourth Down -
Seattle Dragons (1-3)
Houston Roughnecks (4-0)
NY Guardians (2-2)
Dallas Renegades (2-2)
St Louis Battlehawks (3-1)
DC Defenders (2-2)
Tampa Bay Vipers (1-3)
LA Wildcats (1-3)