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Seattle Sea Dragons Take Down The Houston Roughnecks 21 – 14, Ending Undefeated Streak

Game 1 of Week 5 in the XFL season saw the first major upset. The Seattle Sea Dragons defeated the formally undefeated Houston Roughnecks 21 – 14 in a late-night game at Lumens Field. The Sea Dragons are now 3 – 2. Roughnecks still stay atop the South Division at 4 – 1. Houston was 5 and 0 in the XFL 2020 season under now Seattle Offensive Coordinator June Jones.


Team1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarterTotal

The Roughnecks struggled to get anything going on offense until the 4th quarter. Brandon Silvers suffered from overthrown balls and critical drops throughout the game. He finished with 227 yards on 47 attempts with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

As a team, the Roughnecks rushed for 52 yards. Brycen Alleyne had 5 carries for 35 yards. Max Borghi had 6 carries for just 12 yards but scored 1 touchdown.

Justin Smith led receivers with 3 catches for 63 yards on 4 targets and 1 touchdown. Travell Harris had 5 catches for 58 yards on 6 targets. Jontre Kirklin went down early with a shoulder injury. No word on his status for week 6.

The Sea Dragons won despite a subpar game from Ben DiNucci. He finished with 209 yards on 32 attempts with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. He did go up against the best defense in the XFL.

The Sea Dragons running game did well against the top rated Roughnecks defense with 88 yards for the game and 2 touchdowns.
Ben DiNucci rushed for 33 yards on 4 carries. Both DiNucci and Darius Bradwell score touchdowns.

Jahcour Pearson has entered the XFL MVP talk. He had 5 catches for 82 yards and 8 targets. Damion Willis had 5 catches for 61 yards on 8 targets and 1 touchdown.


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Brandon SilversQB2547227110000000
Brycen AlleyneRB0000053505210
Max BorghiRB00000612152150
Nick HolleyRB000000001610
Ben PutmanWR0000000072220
Cedric Byrd IIWR0000000092050
Deontay BurnettWR0000000083530
Jontre KirklinWR000000001000
Justin SmithWR0000000046331
Travell HarrisWR0000000065850
Hunter DuplessisK000000000000
Total 2547227111147146227251


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Ben DiNucciQB17322091343310000
Darius BradwellRB0000091210000
Morgan EllisonRB0000061500000
T.J. HammondsRB0000042801000
Damion WillisWR0000000086151
Jahcour PearsonWR0000000088250
Jordan VeasyWR0000000023320
Josh GordonWR0000000071520
Juwan GreenWR0000000021720
Dominik EberleK000000000000
Total 1732209132388228208161

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