XFL Week 3
Houston Roughnecks 34 Tampa Bay Vipers 27
Handicap: Houston won and covered as -6 point road favourites
Total points: Went Over 45.5 points
The Good: Cam Phillips is an absolute star. The Houston wide receiver caught three touchdown passes for the second week in a row. He had eight catches for 194 yards on Sunday.
💪😤 @camphil5 is a CHEAT CODE
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 22, 2020
The Bad: Despite scoring their first offensive touchdown and playing a much more competitive game, the Vipers are now 0-3.
The Ugly: Tampa Bay had 99 yards in penalties.
Dallas Renegades 24 Seattle Dragons 12
Handicap: Dallas won and covered as -5 point road favourites
Total points: Went Under 43.5 points
The good: Dallas put up 374 yards of total offense – including 103 on the ground – against a very good Seattle defense.
The bad: Quarterback play is still pretty inconsistent in the XFL. Dallas’ Landry Jones threw three touchdown passes but had two interceptions, while Seattle’s Brandon Silvers had two TD passes and one pick.
The ugly: It wasn’t how Bob Stoops and Landry Jones drew it up, but somehow this pass play worked.
DOUBLE FORWARD PASS*
— XFL (@xfl2020) February 22, 2020
St. Louis BattleHawks 29 New York Guardians 9
Handicap: St. Louis won and covered as -10 point home favourites
Total: Went Under 40.5 points
The good: The first professional football game in St. Louis since the Rams left town in 2015 created a ton of excitement and turned out to be a convincing win for the home team.
Think St. Louis is excited to have football to watch? pic.twitter.com/acGiGWYax5
— XFL (@xfl2020) February 23, 2020
— Tom Ackerman (@Ackerman1120) February 23, 2020
The bad: The Guardians have been outscored 56-9 in their last two games.
The ugly: New York’s quarterback situation is as bad as anyone’s in the league. On Monday they used three, including third-stringer Luis Perez, who led the team on its only touchdown drive.
Los Angeles Wildcats 39 DC Defenders 9
Handicap: Los Angeles won and covered as +8 point home underdogs
Total: Went Over 44.5
The good: What a great first-ever win for Los Angeles, head coach Winston Moss and Josh Johnson, who has given this franchise some stability at quarterback.
The bad: Cardale Jones, who had looked so good in the first two weeks of the XFL, threw four interceptions.
The @XFLWildcats get their fourth interception and fifth total turnover.
— XFL (@xfl2020) February 24, 2020
The ugly: Anyone who bet on the Defenders or had them in a multi. Ouch.