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Around the XFL: Sizing up Week 5

All the latest XFL news and notes following Week 5.

The grades are in for the Week 5 action and the halfway point of the season. You can be the judge.



  • XFL ranked 20th in America's Best Startup Employers (Forbes)
  • XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck talks about the state of the league through five weeks (Golic & Wingo, ESPN News)
  • The XFL handles its first officiating mishap. Should the NFL take similar measures (Get Up, ESPN)
  • Josh Johnson TD makes SC Top 10 (Sportscenter, ESPN)
  • Johnson's interaction with Wildcats OC Norm Chow is another example of XFL's Transparency (First things First, FS1)
  • What have we learned about the XFL? Six midseason takeaways (ESPN)
  • XFL audio gets up close and personal (Sports Video Group)
  • XFL 2020 midseason awards (CBS Sports)

New episode

Episode 120: It's different

Half of the season is complete, we have a learned a lot about these teams, and we are going to learn even more as Week 5 in the XFL shifts into Week 6. With Houston still undefeated, the rest of the field remains wide open. Get quick recaps of each Week 5 game as well as a look ahead for each team as they prepare to embark on the second half of their schedules.

Also, Jonathan Coachman of the XFL Pregame chats about the DC beer snake, L.A.’s leadership at QB, and sideline etiquette. All that plus Week 5 awards and the latest power rankings are right here on another jam-packed episode of the XFL’s first official podcast!


  • 8:22 – Dink & Dunk: Hal Mumme replaced as OC in Dallas, the latest transactions, the best of Week 5 XFL social media, and big men making an impact over the weekend!
  • 21:02 – Cover 2: Week 5 Awards + Power Rankings
  • 44:25 – XFL Pregame’s Jonathan Coachman recaps the weekend and looks at the road ahead into Week 6
  • 1:01:54 – Hot Read: What Week 5 taught us and what each team has in front of them moving forward

Every touchdown from Week 5

Missed a touchdown from Week 5? Now you don't have to. 

BattleHawks players guess St. Louis celebrities

Some of these guesses are just...Something. They are something...

Falling in love with football

Meet Clay Harbor, a nine-year NFL veteran, Bachelor legend and the newest member of the XFL's Team 9.


Yes, he gives his prediction for Tuesday's Bachelor finale.

Don't forget to vote

The battle for Week 5's Star of the Week has come down to Houston Roughnecks WR Cam Phillips, who snatched two more touchdowns on Saturday and SAF Kenny Robinson, who had an absurd interception.


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