It took a while for Sunday’s action in week 2 of the XFL to really start. But once it started, there was an explosion of points which led to a fun ending for both games.
In the first game, the Dallas Renegades emerged with a 25-18 win over the Los Angeles Wildcats, but the game didn’t evolve into a high-scoring affair until the fourth quarter. In the first half, the points were at a premium and the turnover was abundant. The game was tied 3-3 in the half-time, and the Forsaken brought a 6-3 lead in the fourth quarter before L.A. eventually broke the end zone with a six-yard touchdown pass from Josh Johnson to Nelson Spruce. From there, the game took off. The Renegades responded with two own touchdowns through Cameron Artis-Payne on a 21-yard run and Landry Jones on a three-yard pass to Donald Parham. The Wildcats needed only one game to fight back when Johnson hit Spruce again for a touchdown, but their defense was unable to find the stop they needed. Once again, Artis-Payne broke free from a touchdown and Dallas scored his first win of the season.
In the second game of the day, the Houston Roughnecks beat the St. Louis BattleHawks, 28-24, behind an extraordinary attempt by quarterback P.J. Williams, who sent in three touchdown passes. The Roughnecks took an initial lead before resisting a wave of BattleHawks in the second half. Houston, at 2-0, is at the top of the XFL rankings in the West Division.
Whether you’re excited or just curious about the games, CBS Sports’ XFL coverage is here for you. We explained how sports books managed the new league and why QBs are the key to the league’s survival. You can also relive all the updates, highlights and analysis of Sunday’s action below.
XFL scores, week 2
Saturday 15th February
DC Defenders 27, New York Guardians 0
Seattle Dragons 17, Tampa Bay Vipers 9
Sunday 16th February
Dallas Renegades 25, LA Wildcats 18 (final)
Houston Roughnecks 28, St. Louis BattleHawks 24 (final)