After what was, all in all, a pretty entertaining opening week, the XFL is back for Week 2 of its inaugural season with four more games, starting in just a couple of hours. We’ve said that we’re going to be tracking things in this new league, and this is an opportunity for you to discuss the action on the field with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans if you so choose.
The first game of the weekend will be an all-northeast battle that emerged victorious from their openers last week, as the New York Guardians (1-0) make the trip down to the nation’s capital to take on the D.C. Defenders (1-0). New York took down the Tampa Bay Vipers last week at MetLife Stadium, holding their opponents to just three points, while the Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons in the first game in XFL v2.0 history. This game will be televised on ABC, and will kick off at 1:00 PM Central time.
The late Saturday game will be the home opener for the Dragons (0-1), as they’ll host the Vipers (0-1) to see who will come out with their first victory of this season. That game kicks off at 4:00 PM Central time and will be televised on FOX.
Sunday’s action will start off with another home opener, this one for the Los Angeles Wildcats (0-1). They’ll play host to another team that lost their opener in the Dallas Renegades (0-1). The Wildcats gave up the most points in the league in their opener, allowing the Houston Roughnecks to put up 37 in their matchup, while Dallas was pretty offensively challenged in their loss to the St. Louis Battlehawks, scoring just nine points. This game starts at 2:00 PM Central time on Sunday, and will be shown on ABC.
The late game will feature the Battlehawks (1-0) taking to the road for the second consecutive week to take on the Roughnecks (1-0). St. Louis was the only road team to come out of the opening week with a victory, so we’ll have to see if they can keep up their momentum on the road. This one will be shown on Fox Sports 1, and will get underway at 5:00 PM Central on Sunday afternoon.
What are your thoughts on the XFL so far, folks? Again, if you’re going to be watching the action, feel free to talk about it right here with your fellow Vikings fans!