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How Long is the XFL Season?

With all the teams drafted and ready to go, we’re locked in and eager for the games to start. The season kicks off February 8th, so fans won’t have to endure that Super Bowl/offseason hangover when the news cycles get slow. I think we’d all rather watch ball than listen to more talk about whatever controversy takes over the headlines when there’s really nothing going on in the football world.

Starting the weekend after the Super Bowl, the XFL season will feature 4 games a week on Saturdays and Sundays. Games will air on ESPN & ESPN 2, Fox, ABC and Fox Sports 1 & 2. These major networks will be airing the XFL in afternoon/primetime doubleheaders, all throughout the 10 week season.

The top two teams from the East and West will face off in a divisional playoff, followed by the XFL Championship Game on April 26th.

Shorter than the NFL, and longer than the Spring League and AAF, 10 weeks fits the XFL season perfectly into the lull in pro football from February to May. It begins after the Super Bowl and ends at the NFL Draft, so networks and fans can focus on the new league while the NFL winds down.

Typically the only substantial news in the football world in spring is a couple of days in March when free agency opens followed by endless mock drafts for months until summer. Watching these new teams take the field will be a great change of pace for many fans.

Teams from Dallas, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa Bay will all compete for the XFL Championship.

Following last week’s supplemental draft, it looks like Dallas has moved past New York and L.A. as an early favorite for this season.

We have an in-depth review of the schedule here, at

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Matt Nagashima has been covering the XFL since before the 2019 Draft, and has witnessed history being made as a Credentialed Reporter for the Dallas Renegades. While he is engrossed with the X's and O's, the roster building and more, it has always been his goal to keep the players first in mind in coverage, showing the human aspect of this sport behind all the action on the field. With Dany Garcia and Dwayne The Rock Johnson now at the helm, he's excited to see all the opportunities that this league will create for players to showcase their talent and make their dreams come true.



  1. Dino

    December 2, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Won’t watch unless there’s a team from San Diego!

  2. Bam Bam

    December 2, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Who cares?

  3. Joe

    December 3, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I’m pumped for the XFL but one of the few complaints I have is starting the
    league one week after the Super Bowl. I’m all for a winter/spring league but
    let the fans digest the NFL season for two or three weeks and then commence. All
    the fans say after the NFL season is “I’m having football withdrawal.” Starting
    the XFL one week after the Super Bowl is anti-climactic.

  4. Ivy

    February 9, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Give them a chance to grow. I’m sure 100 years ago people thought that the NFL was also questionable and that it would not be successful. I’m watching 1 of the games as we speak and I have to say I like what I see so far. I get that there is no other than the NFL mostly because it’s the 1st, but don’t knock the XFL for trying to entertain the public by giving the football fans more football. I hope that the XFL will 1 day be successful, after all it seems that the NFL is going to shit with Roger. I’m a WHO DAT FAN by far and I’ve seen a lot of missed no calls that have ended our season the last 2 years which makes me think that the game is predetermined at times and not just with us but throughout the league. So with that being said,give the XFL a chance. 100 years ago The NFL was given that opportunity.

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