Week 5 Preview: Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks
Seattle Dragons (1-3)
@ Houston Roughnecks (4-0)
- Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. ET (Watch on ABC)
- Watch & Listen info for every game
- TDECU Stadium (Houston, Texas) -- Get Tickets
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- SEA T-3rd in West, HOU 1st in West
- Rosters: SEA | HOU
- Depth Chart: SEA | HOU
- Week 5 Injury Report
- SEA 0-2 Road | HOU 2-0 Home
- Streak: SEA L2 | HOU W4
(Rank in parentheses)
|Pts Scored/G||16.0 (T-6)||31.5 (1)|
|Yds/G||265.5 (7)||319.3 (4)|
|Rush Yds/G||109.5 (3)||79.3 (7)|
|Pass Yds/G||156.0 (7)||240.0 (3)|
|Yards Gained/Play||3.2 (8)||4.2 (3)|
|Pts Allowed/G||21.7 (6)||22.0 (T-7)|
|Rush Yds Allowed/G||111.3 (5)||109.3 (4)|
|Pass Yds Allowed/G||226.3 (7)||225.0 (6)|
|Sacks||7 (5)||11 (1)|
|Interceptions||5 (T-3)||8 (1)|
|Fumble Recoveries||1 (T-5)||3 (T-1)|
|QB Hits||21 (T-2)||29 (1)|
|Turnover Margin||0 (T-4)||9 (1)|
|Takeaways||6 (4)||11 (1)|
|Turnovers||6 (T-4)||2 (1)|
|3rd Down%||20% (8)||35% (3)|
|4th Down%||43% (5)||0% (8)|
|Red Zone TD%||57% (4)||73% (1)|
|B.J. Daniels, SEA||5||11||45||100||57||1||1||70.3||7||84||12||35||0|
|P.J. Walker, HOU||92||146||63||987||84||12||2||104.5||17||104||6.1||28||1|
|Kenneth Farrow, SEA||28||126||4.5||19||1||10||9||53||5.9||19||1|
|James Butler, HOU||34||169||5||30||2||8||8||25||3.1||16||1|
NEED TO KNOW
QB B.J. Daniels provided a second-half spark last week with his arm (100 yards passing) and legs (84 yards rushing), giving the Dragons a fighting chance against East-leading St. Louis. Houston had trouble with Jordan Ta’amu -- and, to a lesser degree of exposure, Tampa Bay's Quinton Flowers -- so facing another dual-threat QB like Daniels is a concern.
Seattle can strike quick, owning three of the XFL’s five longest offensive plays this season. WR Austin Proehl is tied for third in the league in touchdowns with three.
Despite a relatively modest offensive showing a week ago, Houston remains the league standard with 16 touchdowns. QB P.J. Walker isn't showing any signs of slowing down by accounting for 13 touchdowns, with at least two in each game.
The ball-hawking secondary has eight picks, led by CB Deatrick Nichols’ league-best three and S Cody Brown’s two. The Roughnecks also convert turnovers into points. Off the 11 takeaways so far, they’ve scored seven times.
Although Dallas held him to nine yards in Week 4, WR Cam Phillips still leads the XFL with 333 receiving yards and seven TDs.
-- Art Garcia, XFL.com