The San Antonio Brahmas are reeling a bit after losing their third consecutive game last week at home. The Arlington Renegades came back to squeak out a 12-10 victory at The Alamodome.
Now, the two teams meet again for the second straight week, this time in Arlington. The Brahmas’ already skidding offense suffered a blow this week, with the news that quarterback Reid Sinnett will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
The Brahmas were active leading into this game, signing players and even making a trade. San Antonio traded linebacker Drew Lewis to the Houston Roughnecks in exchange for quarterback Kurt Benkert.
How will all this roster shuffling impact the game this Sunday? Let’s take a look at the Brahmas’ XFL Week 6 matchup against the Arlington Renegades.
San Antonio Brahmas (1-4) at Arlington Renegades (3-2)
Kickoff: Sunday, March 26, 2 PM CT/3 PM ET
Location: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington, TX
Arlington is under a severe thunderstorm watch at the time of this writing. However, these teams will not have to worry about severe weather come game time Sunday.
Current weather forecasts call for a high temperature of 79 degrees in Arlington on game day. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and an east-south-easterly wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Betting Odds via DraftKings
Spread: Arlington Renegades -3
Moneyline: Arlington Renegades -155, San Antonio Brahmas +135
San Antonio Brahmas Depth Chart
San Antonio Brahmas Injury Report
Beyond Sinnett, who the team has confirmed to be out for the season, there are no game designations for any player on their latest injury report. Here is the team’s injury report as of early Friday morning.
Did Not Practice: QB Reid Sinnett (foot), OL Norman Price (knee), WR Travis Jonsen (back), WR Travis Toivonen (head)
Limited Participation: WR Calvin Turner (foot), DT Matthew Gotel (ankle), QB Jack Coan (ankle), RB Kalen Ballage (Achilles)
San Antonio Brahmas XFL Week 6 Prediction
The Brahmas struggled offensively before this game, and now there’s even more uncertainty. There is a non-zero chance San Antonio enters this game without Sinnett and Coan active.
That would mean the team has two quarterback options. Either they go with Jawon Pass, who hasn’t played this season, or Kurt Benkert, who just joined the team a few days ago. That’s a less-than-ideal situation for them to be in.
Coan has not been ruled out as of this writing, so bank on him being the starter until told otherwise. The Notre Dame product gives San Antonio the best chance to win as of right now.
The Brahmas can win this game. It comes down to the defense standing up and shutting the Renegades down at every turn. This game will be close, though I’d strongly advise against betting the over here.
The Brahmas have a lot going on, but they rally here. San Antonio bounces back for a massive win on the road as they try to salvage a playoff spot.
Prediction: San Antonio Brahmas 12, Arlington Renegades 8
Featured Photo Credit: Thomas Campbell/XFL
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