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XFL Week 5 Schedule and Discussion

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, we’re halfway there.

Houston Roughnecks v Tampa Bay Vipers Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

This week, the XFL reaches the halfway point of their inaugural season, and the playoff races are going to start shaping up here soon. There are two rounds of playoffs in the XFL, with the Divisional Championship Games taking place on 18 April (East) and 19 April (West), leading up to the first XFL Championship Game in Houston on Sunday, 26 April.

What’s on the slate for this weekend? Let’s check it out!

Saturday Early - Seattle Dragons (1-3) at Houston Roughnecks (4-0), ABC, 1:00 PM Central

The Roughnecks, as you can see, are the league’s lone remaining undefeated team, having dispatched their rivals from Texas in last week’s action. The Dragons are riding a two-game losing streak and find themselves at the bottom of the Western Division as things stand right now.

Saturday Late - New York Guardians (2-2) at Dallas Renegades (2-2), FOX, 4:00 PM Central

One of two cross-conference battles for this week, the Guardians come into this one off of a narrow victory over the Los Angeles Wildcats in last week’s action, while the Renegades lost a close one at home to the Roughnecks.

Sunday Early - St. Louis Battlehawks (3-1) at D.C. Defenders (2-2), Fox Sports 1, 2:00 PM Central

The Battlehawks come into this one riding a two-game winning streak, and currently find themselves sitting atop the Eastern Division. The Defenders got off to a hot start in winning their first two games, but have lost their last two games by a combined score of 64-9, including a 25-0 loss to the previously winless Tampa Bay Vipers last week.

Sunday Late - Tampa Bay Vipers (1-3) at Los Angeles Wildcats (1-3), ESPN, 8:00 PM Central

Speaking of the Vipers, they take their game out west this week to battle the Wildcats in a pretty late start. Only Houston has put more touchdowns on the board than Los Angeles has to this point in the season, yet Los Angeles has only managed one win. We’ll see if the Vipers can follow up on their win from last week and put a streak together to get themselves out of the basement in the East.

That’s your XFL schedule for this week, folks. If you’re going to be watching the action, drop on in and talk about it with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans!