The XFL is back after temporarily shutting down its doors in 2020, and after a wild start to the season, two more games are scheduled on Sunday to wrap up Week 1.
It begins with the St. Louis BattleHawks — led by former NFL quarterback AJ McCarron — traveling to San Antonio to take on the Brahmas, who are coached by former Steelers star Hines Ward. Sunday’s nightcap sees the Seattle Sea Dragons and quarterback Ben DiNucci take on the DC Defenders, who started the season at #1 in our Power Rankings.
In Saturday’s opener, the Arlington Renegades’ TJ Barnes sacked Vegas Vipers quarterback Luis Perez on a two-point conversion attempt that would have leveled it, capping the Renegades’ frantic second-half comeback with their 22-20 win. In the late game, Wade Phillips’ Houston Roughnecks defeated the Orlando Guardians 33-12. The Roughnecks are yet to lose in the XFL, having recorded the only perfect 5-0 record in 2020 before the league closed.
You can check out the top names in the league here and don’t miss our introduction to the 2023 season, which has everything about the XFL in one place. Also check out our XFL page for the full season schedule and results, rosters, Week 1 picks and more.
Check out our live blog below where we have the latest updates and highlights from Sunday’s games:
Arlington Renegades 22, Vegas Vipers 20
Houston Roughnecks 33, Orlando Guardians 12
San Antonio Brahmas 12, St.Louis BattleHawks 3 (4th Quarter)
Seattle Sea Dragons at DC Defenders, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN