Top Moments: Tampa Bay Vipers 25, DC Defenders 0
DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers
In this East division battle, the DC Defenders (2-1) look to rebound after a disastrous Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Wildcats. They visit the Tampa Bay Vipers (0-3), who are looking for their first victory.
Cardale Jones suffered a four-interception letdown at LA but still directs a passing game that could prove lethal any given week, with wideouts Rashad Ross, DeAndre Thompkins and Eli Rogers leading the way.
The Vipers seek to get in the 'W' column via their strong run game, featuring De'Veon Smith and Jacques Patrick.
FINAL: Tampa Bay Vipers 25, DC Defenders 0
A team gets its first XFL win against DC for the second straight week.
4th Qtr: By his fingertips
Vipers TE Colin Thompson snags a pass just as it was about to hit the ground. What an effort.
3rd Qtr: Salty 'Corn Dog'
Taylor Cornelius tucks the ball and charges into the end zone, getting banged-up to boot.
He's 20-for-26 through the air with 170 yards, combined with his 29 ground yards and this score.
Tampa Bay failed its two-point try but leads 22-0.
3rd Qtr: Hand it right back
Under pressure in his own end zone, Cardale Jones threw into double coverage, and Vipers CB Tarvarus McFadden came away with his second INT of the year.
A Rashad Ross penalty for face mask puts the ball at DC's 23.
DC's offense falls flat again.
3rd Qtr: Defenders gonna Defend
Defenders safety Rahim Moore plucks a Taylor Cornelius pass for his second interception of the year:
3rd Qtr: Came away empty
After a thorough running-over of Defenders by Vipers WR Dan Wiliams ...
... a missed field goal keeps it 16-0 Vipers.
2nd Qtr: Knocked away
More momentum: Stopping a productive Defenders drive, the Vipers blocked a Defenders field goal try, courtesy of defensive end Obum Gwacham.
At halftime, it's 16-0 Tampa Bay, two quarters away from its first XFL win.
2nd Qtr: Backup steps up
DeAndre Goolsby, who's getting a bigger role with Nick Truesdell inactive, streaks across the middle for a TD catch.
After a failed one-pointer, it's 13-0 Vipers in a quick-strike first half.
1st Qtr: Vipers have legs
Tampa Bay is imposing its will on DC via the ground game.
Jacques Patrick and De'Veon Smith are averaging 6.2 yards per carry across their first combined 13 totes.
1st Qtr: Vipers strike first
Tampa gets on the board first with a Jacques Patrick touchdown run.