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Around the XFL: Week 5 sent us spinning

Renegades QB Philip Nelson (9) is tackled during Dallas' Week 5 loss to the Guardians. (Photo Credit: Andrew Hancock)

We thought we knew everything about the standings after four slates of games.

Week 5 sent us spinning and reminded us that we still have half the regular season to go.

Let's reset and digest.

Houston Roughnecks 32, Seattle Dragons 23

NY Guardians 30, Dallas Renegades 12

DC Defenders 15, St. Louis BattleHawks 6

LA Wildcats 41, Tampa Bay Vipers 34


In the News

  • Wildcats QB Josh Johnson interview (ESPN's Now or Never -- Part 1, Part 2)
  • Dak Prescott gifts the entire Renegades team Beats by Dre headphones (ESPN2's NFL Live)
  • The best advantage in the XFL is home-field advantage (FOX Sports)
  • Luis Perez propels New York Guardians to 2nd straight victory (New York Post)
  • 10 reasons to keep watching the XFL (Yardbarker)
  • XFL Sideline Interview with ESPN's Dianna Russini Going Viral (The Spun)

Star of the Week

Unsurprisingly, Roughnecks WR Cam Phillips (10 catches, 122 yards, two TDs) won the Twitter vote as Saturday's nominee for Star of the Week:

Sunday's representative was in a much tighter race between BattleHawks safety Kenny Robinson and Wildcats QB Josh Johnson:

Colts Roundup

Roughnecks QB and XFL MVP frontrunner P.J. Walker's former NFL teammate, Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett, was in the house for Houston's latest win:

Brissett told ESPN's Dianna Russini that he wasn't sure if he was a fan of the XFL's style of in-game sideline interviews.

"I wouldn't be able to do it," Brissett said. "A lot of curse words come out of my mouth ... so I guess I'd get fined a lot. It's not for me."

That's what feed delays are for, Jacoby. We've got ya covered!

We Salute You

The DC Defenders won but also brought back a legend: Beer. Snake.

When you're blessed by Commissioner Oliver Luck, you know it's the best thing ever:

RIP Beer Snake. Catch you on the flip (cup) side.

(DC's home again in Week 6, Defenders fans. You know what to do.)

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