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Top Moments: Houston Roughnecks 34, Tampa Bay Vipers 27

See live photos and video from the first game of the Week 3 schedule. The Tampa Bay Vipers (0-2) play their first home game in the XFL, hosting the Houston Roughnecks (1-0) in this interconference battle at Raymond James Stadium.

FINAL: Snakebitten

Taylor Cornelius throws an interception that sealed the Vipers' loss.

FINAL SCORE: Houston Roughnecks 34, Tampa Bay 27

4th Qtr: Can't punch it in

The Vipers fail to cross the goal line in four attempts from the 2-yard line. 

Roughnecks buried deep in their territory late in the fourth quarter but still up 34-27.

4th Qtr: Hard Cam

Cam. Phillips. Touchdown. Again. Third time's the charm.

Nick Holley hauls in a Walker pass for a two-point conversion. 

34-27 Roughnecks with 10:24 left in the fourth.

4th Qtr: Franks Hot Sauce

Andrew Franks splits the uprights again from 43 yards out to put the Vipers ahead 27-26.

3rd Qtr: Dan Can, Dan Williams

Wideout Dan Williams takes a short pass 20 yards for the touchdown.

Off an unsuccessful two-point attempt, it's 26-24 Roughnecks.

... And the drama after the touchdown was just as beastly.

3rd Qtr: Candid Cam

Cam Phillips strikes again.

At this point: Eight targets. Six catches. 163 yards. Two touchdowns.

3rd Qtr: Phillips fills up

P.J. Walker ... Cam Phillips ... great move for the touchdown.

Phillips' second TD plant of the game and sixth of the year.

James Butler adds a two-point rush to make it 26-18.

Halftime: Walker the WorldWide Leader?

ESPN personality Mina Kimes saying the obvious?

2nd Qtr: Corn Dog eats up the defense

After leading a frantically paced final-minute drive, Vipers QB Taylor Cornelius, who rotated back in to replace Quinton Flowers, punches it into the end zone to close out the half.

A two-point snag by Dan Williams knots the score 18-18 heading into halftime.

2nd Qtr: Cleaning up

Roughnecks QB P.J. Walker can do no wrong.

A wild snap couldn't prevent him from simply picking up the rock, turning the corner, and giving Houston the lead back with six points.

After an unsuccessful three-point try, it's 15-10 Roughnecks with 4:59 left in the second quarter.

2nd Qtr: The Butler Did It Again

Roughnecks RB James Butler pops off a 30-yard scamper to bring the Roughnecks deep into Tampa Bay territory.

2nd Qtr: Scramble in

Vipers QB Quinton Flowers follows up that highlight throw by carrying into the end zone off a run-pass option for Tampa Bay's first offensive touchdown in franchise history.

A one-point conversion puts Tampa Bay up 10-9. This offense is rolling with Flowers under center and offensive coordinator Jaime Elizondo contributing to the play-calling.

2nd Qtr: Spinning Wheel

Vipers RB De'Veon Smith lays out to make a 

1st Qtr: Bomb under pressure

While being thrown around by defenders on the toss, Roughnecks QB P.J. Walker hits Cam Phillips for an 84-yard touchdown.

He then slices the secondary for a three-point completion to Sam Mobley.

9-3 Roughnecks

1st Qtr: Three on the board

The Vipers move quickly via Taylor Cornelius' play under center and punch three points through on a 48-yard field goal by Andrew Franks.

3-0 Vipers

1st Qtr: Kickoff trickery

On the XFL's first kickoff at Raymond James Stadium, Vipers cornerback Rannell Hall zooms upfield on a fake reverse to get Tampa Bay started. 

Ready to Strike

The Tampa Bay Vipers make their first hometown entrance as an XFL franchise.

Through the lens

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