The midway point of the XFL season is here as we enter Week 5.
Saturday’s slate of games brings us the Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks and the New York Guardians at Dallas Renegades. Below, you’ll be able to follow along with both games as we provide live analysis, scores, highlights and more from the Week 5 games.
Full previews and betting odds can be found in my prediction column from earlier in the week. This week, I expect the Roughnecks to remain unbeaten at home while the Guardians pull off a road upset. Houston has been the most dominant team in the XFL so far with a league-high 16 touchdowns (second-closest is 12). Quarterback P.J. Walker is the clear MVP favorite at this point, and has likely drawn the interest of several NFL teams.
While I expect the Roughnecks to win, it should be fun to see what Seattle does. Last week, they benched starting quarterback Brandon Silvers in favor for a more mobile option in B.J. Daniels. Seattle hasn’t named its starter for Week 5 yet, but the offense ran so much better with Daniels under center.
As for the second game, the Guardians pulled off a surprising win last week after starting third-string option Luis Perez at quarterback. Perez won’t wow you with his play, but he has an efficient style that fits New York’s needs. The Guardians will be going up against a Renegades team that will be without starting quarterback Landry Jones.
The Renegades are 0-2 at home, so perhaps home field advantage isn’t at play in this one.
Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks: Scores, updates, highlights
2:33 p.m.: Minor update, but quarterback P.J. Walker became the first XFL quarterback to reach the 1,000-yard passing mark.
2:26 p.m.: The Dragons go for it on fourth down and it pays off. B.J. Daniels scores on a QB power run. The Dragons then attempted a 2-point play, which failed. Dragons 6, Roughnecks 0.
2:20 pm.: Seattle’s defense showed up today. The Dragons take P.J. Walker by surprise with a sack and forced fumble. The Dragons recovered it, and are set up in the red zone immediately.
2:11 p.m.: As we expected, the Dragons are going with B.J. Daniels at quarterback. Not only that, but Brandon Silvers is inactive completely. This means WR Keenan Reynolds, who played quarterback at Navy, is the backup for Seattle.
2:05 p.m.: Roughencks coach June Jones told the TV broadcast he’s going to throw the ball deep on the first play. It’s almost as if Seattle was listening in, because the Dragons were fully prepared. Their cornerback nearly intercepted the ball.
New York Guardians at Dallas Renegades: Scores, updates, highlights
- Spread: Guardians +7.5 (-105) Renegades -7.5 (-115)
- Over/Under: 36.5 (-110)
This game kicks off at 5 p.m. ET on FOX. We will provide updates when the game begins.