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XFL 2023: Seattle Sea Dragons (1-2) Week 4 Preview/Prediction

In Week 4, the Sea Dragons return to Seattle for a matchup against the San Antonio Brahmas. Both teams currently have a 1-2 record, and each sits at 3rd place in their respective divisions. As early as it is, with only a 10-game season, the mid-way mark fast approaching, and both teams already playing catchup in their divisions, every win and loss will hold significant weight in securing a playoff spot moving forward.

San Antonio Brahmas (1-2) at Seattle Sea Dragons (1-2)

Kickoff: Saturday, March 11, at 7:00 pm PT

Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington

TV: FX, ESPN+, ESPN Xtra on Serius/XM

Broadcast Team: Lowell Galindo (Play-By-Play), Sam Acho (Analyst), Ian Fitzsimmons (Sideline Analyst), Taylor McGregor (Sideline Reporter)


Saturday evening’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with temperatures around 45 degrees, an 18% chance of rain, and winds around 6 mph.

Betting Odds Per DraftKings Sportsbook


  • San Antonio Brahmas: +4.5
  • Seattle Sea Dragons: -4.5


  • San Antonio Brahmas: +180
  • Seattle Sea Dragons: -210

Over/Under: 40.5

Depth Charts

Seattle Sea Dragons Week 4 Depth Chart

QBBen DiNucci – 6 (Captian)Stephen Montez – 12Harrison Frost – 14
RBMorgan Ellison – 25T.J. Hammonds – 19Darius Bradwell – 23
WRJosh Gordon – 0Damion Willis – 15
WRJah’cour Pearson – 3T.J. Hammonds – 19Kelvin McKnight – 86
WRBlake Jackson – 80McLane Mannix – 82
WRJuwan Green – 4Jordan Veasy – 88
TECharlie Tamoepeau – 89
OTLiam Jimmons – 71Barry Wesley – 69
OGMike Menet – 72Paul Gratten – 65
OCJared Thomas – 73Tejan Koroma – 56
OGChris Owens – 55Josh Seltzner – 70
OTColin Kelly – 67
DENiko Lalos – 97Daniel Joseph – 96Chris Smith – 42
DNAntwuan Jackson – 52Sama Paama – 50
DTAustin Faoliu – 58
OLBElijah Ponder – 44Shareef Miller – 48
ILBTre Walker – 8Emmanuel Smith – 43
ILBJordan Evans – 26 (Captian)Clarence Hicks – 9
OLBTuzar Skipper – 51
CBChris Jones – 5Rojesterman Farris – 17Zafir Kelly – 36
CBLinden Stephens – 21Shabari Davis – 24Mykael Wright – 16
SBryce Thompson – 1Qwynnterrio Cole – 32
SAntoine Brooks – 2Alijah Holder – 33
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KDominik Eberle – 11
PCameron Nizialek – 10
LSThomas Fletcher – 45
KRMorgan Ellison – 25
PRJah’cour Pearson – 3Kelvin McKnight – 86

San Antonio Brahmas Week 4 Depth Chart

QBJack Coan – 16Reid Sinnett – 17
RBKalen Ballage – 11Jacques Patrick – 9Jon Hillman – 31
WRJalen Tolliver – 80Travis Tolvonen – 81
WRTravis Jonsen – 10T.J. Vasher -18
WRDarece Roberson Jr. – 13Fred Brown – 6
TEAlize Mack – 88Deon Yelder – 84
OTNorman Price – 72Ja’Chai Baker – 73
OGKohl Levao – 66Malcolm Bunche – 78
OCLuke Juriga – 59Damien Mama – 51
OGMaea Teuhema – 75Malcolm Bunche – 75
OTRoubbens Joseph – 71Chidi Okeke – 77
DEDa’Sean Downey – 55Dieontae Scott – 45Mike Scott – 44
NGMatthew Gotel – 90Javier Edwards – 91
DTKamilo Tongamoa – 95Kobe Smith – 50
DEDrew Beesley – 33Mike Tverdov – 42
SAM – LBBen Davis – 3
MIKE – LBDrew Lewis – 25Riko Jeffers – 40
WILL – LBJordan Williams – 15Drew Lewis – 25
CBRyan Lewis – 24Kameron Kelly – 8
CBTenny Adewusi – 5Divine Buckrham – 14
Nickel – CBRanthony Texada – 22Terrell Bonds – 2
SJack Koerner – 28Sean Williams – 21
SLuq Barcoo – 1Kemah Siverand – 20
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KParker Romo – 23
PBrad Wing – 0
LSRex Sunahara – 47
KRFred Brown – 6Darece Roberson Jr. – 13
PRDarece Roberson Jr. – 13Fred Brown – 6

Injury Report

Seattle Sea Dragons

  • Antwuan Jackson – Thumb – Probable
  • Bryce Thompson – Chest/Rib – Probable
  • Morgan Ellison – Knee – Questionable
  • Jordan Evans – Hip – Questionable
  • Charlie Tamoeapeau – Calf – Questionable
  • Alijah Holder – Knee – Probable
  • Emmanuel Smith – Quad – Questionable
  • Chris Payton-Jones – Hip – Questionable

San Antonio Brahmas

  • Delontae Scott – Head – Out
  • Mike Scott – Hamstring – Out
  • T.J. Vasher – Shoulder – Out
  • Chidi Okeke – Ankle – Out
  • Kobe Smith – Personal – Out
  • Jalen Tolliver – Groin – Probable

Seattle Sea Dragons – San Antonio Brahmas Prediction

Seattle and San Antonio come into Week 4 with a 1-2 record, each in 3rd place in their respective divisions. Seattle’s coming off their first win of the year, which came against the Vegas Vipers, while San Antonio is fresh off a tough loss to the undefeated Houston Roughnecks.

While the turnover issues did continue for Seattle, quarterback Ben DiNucci looked the best he had all season against Vegas in 30 mph winds and still leads the league in passing. Additionally, wide receivers Jahcour Pearson and Josh Gordon currently lead the league in receiving yards, with Gordon tied for most touchdown receptions (3). Morgan Ellison also had a breakout game in week 3, becoming the first running back in the XFL to run for 100 yards in a single game. Ellison climbed the rushing leaderboards and currently ranks 1st in the league in rushing.

Ellison did suffer a knee injury against the Vipers, which limited him in practice this week, but he is officially listed as questionable ahead of Saturday’s matchup. Hopefully, the Sea Dragons will have their violent runner this weekend, as he added the piece that was missing from this offense over the first two games, and their running back room is growing thin with Brenden Knox already on the reserve list.

In regards to Seattle’s defense, they’ve had their moments over the first 3 weeks, but they’ll need to tighten things up if they want to beat the better teams in the XFL. This week’s addition of former NFL defensive end Chris Smith should help out a bit, as he’ll be active on game day this Saturday. However, others on the defense will need to step up, make plays, and completely eliminate simple mistakes like not touching players down.

While San Antonio’s only win of the season came against the struggling Orlando Guardians, Brahmas quarterback Jack Coan is playing smart and efficient football, and the running back tandem of Kalen Ballage and Jacquez Patrick has been a problem for opposing defenses. While Seattle’s running back, Morgan Ellison, leads the league in rushing as an individual player, the San Antonio Brahmas offense is second in the league in rushing collectively. Additionally, Brahmas tight end Alize Mack has become one of the bigger receiving threats in the league over recent weeks.

Defensively, the Brahmas have played well this season, ranking near the middle of the pack overall. However, they currently total the 3rd most sacks in the league (9), lead the XFL in tackles for loss (23), and held the undefeated Houston Roughnecks without a score in the second half of their Week 3 matchup. It’ll be interesting to see what this unit can do against what appears to be the best-receiving core in the league in Seattle.

Overall, this should be another fun matchup; Seattle’s first three games have all been decided by 4 points or less. The Sea Dragons’ defense won’t have an easy day between trying to stop San Antonio’s dangerous running back duo and keeping quarterback Jack Coan in check, who’s currently ranked 4th in the league in passing. That said, Seattle’s quarterback Ben DiNucci seems to be getting comfortable in Seattle’s offense, injuries are starting to pile up for the Brahmas, and San Antonio’s defensive backs may have a tough time keeping up with the Sea Dragons’ stacked receiving core.

If Seattle can keep some momentum from last week and continues to clean things up in regard to turnovers and questionable game management ahead of halftime, this should be a pretty winnable game.

Prediction: Seattle Sea Dragons 26 – San Antonio Brahmas 22

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Matt Lyons is a Writer/Contributor for XFL News Hub, USFL News Hub, & CFL News Hub, covering the XFL, USFL, ELF, and TSL since August of 2020.

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