The San Antonio Brahmas head into their Week 5 game against the Arlington Renegades looking for a spark. The Brahmas made changes to their offensive coaching staff that they hope will translate to success.
The 1-3 Brahmas return home to host the Renegades for the first game in a back-to-back home-and-home matchup. Arlington are second in the XFL South Division with a 2-2 record. Their most recent result was a loss on the road to the St. Louis Battlehawks.
How do the Brahmas look heading into this matchup? Let’s take a deep dive into San Antonio’s Week 5 homecoming.
San Antonio Brahmas (1-3) vs. Arlington Renegades (2-2)
Kickoff: Sunday, March 19, 8 PM CT/9 PM ET
Where: The Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
TV: ESPN 2
The weather will not be a factor for the players on the field. However, for those traveling to see the game live, you may want to bring a sweatshirt or hoodie.
Current weather forecasts call for a high temperature of just 54 degrees this Sunday in San Antonio. The low temperature is forecast to be 39 degrees, meaning it’ll be rather chilly around game time.
Betting Odds via DraftKings
Spread: San Antonio Brahmas -3
Moneyline: San Antonio Brahmas -150, Arlington Renegades +130
San Antonio Brahmas Depth Chart
San Antonio Brahmas Injury Report
The Brahmas have not released game designations for any of the players on their injury report as of this writing. Here is the latest injury report from Thursday night:
Did Not Practice: WR Travis Jonsen (back)
Limited Practice: DE Da’Sean Downey (knee), DE Mike Scott (Hamstring)
Full Participation: DE Delontae Scott (head), WR TJ Vasher (shoulder), OL Norman Price (knee), OL Chidi Okeke (ankle)
Brahmas vs. Renegades Prediction
The Brahmas enter this game with a new offensive playcaller in Jimmie Johnson. This should lead to a few changes in how San Antonio approaches the game on the offensive side of the ball.
Arlington is .500 but they haven’t looked incredibly imposing. The Renegades have even made a quarterback change, with Kyle Sloter taking over for Week 1 starter Drew Plitt.
Sloter’s first game of the season came against the winless Orlando Guardians, and the team still didn’t look great offensively. Arlington scraped by with a 10-9 victory against the Guardians in which they had to come back from behind in the fourth quarter to win.
This game probably won’t be an offensive shootout. You’ll hear a lot about the over/under on the broadcast, but mainly on how bad over betters have to be feeling at that moment. All in all, expect the Brahmas to squeak by with a win, aided by a raucous San Antonio crowd.
Prediction: San Antonio Brahmas 15, Arlington Renegades 8
Featured Photo Credit: Kevin Terrell/XFL
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