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Timothy Rapp@@ TRappaRTTwitter LogoIncluded Columnist IVApril 1, 2023

games LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 18: Defensive lineman LaRon Stokes of the Vegas Vipers is welcomed by fans as he gets in the field prior to a video game versus the Orlando Guardians at Cashman Field on March 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Louis Grasse/Getty Images)

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The XFL season continued Saturday, with 2 video games on the slate in Week 7 action. Listed below, we’ll evaluate ball games, highlights and finest responses from the day’s matches.

Vegas Vipers (2-5) def. San Antonio Brahmas (2-5), 26-12

It hasn’t been a simple season for the Vipers, however they managed their company Saturday.

Behind a strong efficiency from Jalan McClendon (21-of-31 for 264 backyards and 2 goals, 8 hurries for 25 lawns) and a second-half nothing from the defense, the Vipers made their 2nd win of the season, besting the likewise having a hard time Brahmas 26-12.

Not too shoddy for McClendon’s XFL launching:

Emory Hunt @FBallGameplan

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James Larsen @JamesLarsenPFN

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“The season hasn’t been going how we desire, however I’m thrilled to get an opportunity to play,” McClendon informed press reporters Friday after he appeared atop the depth chart over Brett Hundley following the trade of Luis Perez to the Arlington Renegades. “My arm skill and my athletic capability are things I feel I can give the group.”

He likewise brought them a win.

The defense required 3 turnovers in the video game and 2 Brahmas turnovers on downs in the 2nd half, suppressing Kurt Benkert and the San Antonio offense. In overall, the Brahmas handled simply 206 backyards from skirmish and transformed simply 18.2 percent of their third-down shots. The Vipers likewise handled 4 sacks in the dominant efficiency.

The Vipers eventually won the time of belongings fight 35:19 to 24:41.

The only brilliant area for the Brahmas on the day was the season’s very first kick-return goal this season:


FRED BROWN DELIVERS THE << a href="https://twitter.com/XFL2023?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> @XFL2023<'s FIRST KICK RETURN TD THIS SEASON < a href="https://twitter.com/XFLBrahmas?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> @XFLBrahmas< < a href="https://t.co/4VTGHSsLyd">> pic.twitter.com/4VTGHSsLyd

The Brahmas will seek to recuperate next on Sunday, April 9, versus the Houston Roughnecks at 3 p.m. ET, while the Vipers will aim to keep the winning sensation alive on Saturday, April 8, versus the St. Louis Battlehawks at 1 p.m. ET.

Orlando Guardians (1-6) def. DC Defenders (6-1), 37-36

Saturday’s 2nd video game produced maybe the most stunning outcome of the season, as the formerly winless Orlando Guardians distressed the formerly unbeaten DC Defenders with an amazing offending display screen.

The Guardians offense had actually been trending in the ideal instructions over the last number of weeks– regardless of a set of losses– however nobody might’ve seen this kind of efficiency coming.

DC had not let any of its previous challengers score more than 28 points, till Saturday.

Orlando quarterback Quinten Dormady was the brightest star of the night, as he outdueled Jordan Ta’amu to the tune of 328 backyards and 3 passing goals to 3 various receivers. He likewise had 3 more ratings on the ground, contributing in all the Guardians’ goals.


UNBELIEVABLE GRAB FROM JORDAN THOMAS < a href="https://twitter.com/XFL2023?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> @XFL2023<|<< a href="https://twitter.com/XFLGuardians?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> @XFLGuardians< < a href="https://t.co/B5uj5ZtuOM">> pic.twitter.com/B5uj5ZtuOM

There are now no more unbeaten groups left in the XFL, and it makes things actually fascinating at the top of the North Division with simply one video game separating the Defenders from the rising Seattle Sea Dragons, who have actually won 5 in a row.

DC in fact plays Seattle next week, while the Guardians play the Arlington Renegades.

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