The XFL season has reached Week 3, and people are starting to get a feel for each team’s strengths and weaknesses. Here we preview the game with XFL pick and prediction for you. In a matchup of XFL West Division teams, the Dallas Renegades travel to Seattle to take on the Dragons in a 5:00 PM ET game on Fox. Both teams sit at 1-1 on the young season after picking up wins last weekend.
Seattle was able to draw 29,172 fans to last week’s game at CenturyLink Field, and are hoping for even more when the Renegades come to town this Saturday. But they didn’t have much to cheer about down 3-0 at halftime against the Tampa Bay Vipers. That deficit was extended to 9-0 when quarterback Brandon Silvers threw a pick-six for a Vipers touchdown.
But Silvers redeemed himself with a 68-yard touchdown pass to former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Keenan Reynolds. The Dragons defense contributed with a pick-six of their own when Marcell Frazier took a short pass from Cornelius Flowers to the house to give them the lead for good.
The Renegades earned their first XFL win last Sunday with a 25-18 victory over the Los Angeles Wildcats. It was the first game for Dallas Quarterback Landry Jones after missing the opener with a knee injury. Although he did throw two interceptions, Jones finished with 305 passing yards and 1 touchdown. However, it was running back Cameron Artis-Payne who was the best player for Dallas. The former NFL running back rushed for two touchdowns to seal the win for the Renegades.
Will Jim Zorn get the Seattle Offense Going?
Much was expected offensively from the Dragons when Zorn was announced as their Head Coach. But so far they have yet to reach 20 points in a game. Dallas has given up just 33 points over the first two games so this may not be the breakout week for Zorn and Seattle.
Can Landry Jones be a difference maker for Dallas?
There is no doubt that Jones is probably one of the most talented quarterbacks in the XFL. Given the fact that he is reunited with his college coach (Bob Stoops), I expect to see improvement every week from the former NFL’er.
Dallas Renegades vs. Seattle Dragons XFL Pick and Prediction
Dallas is listed as a 4.5 point favorite, and that might just be due to the talent of Jones and Artis-Payne. Although this is a home game for Seattle, they may just be a little short on talent to get a win here. But can they keep it close? The point total of 44 seems a little high which would make me think that the under is your best XFL pick.
Dallas Renegades vs. Seattle Dragons
Saturday February 22nd, 2020
5:00pm ET @ CenturyLink Field
Betting Spread: Renegades -4.5 | Total 44
Pick & Prediction: Renegades -4.5