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Top Moments: Houston Roughnecks 32, Seattle Dragons 23

James Butler #28 of the Houston Roughnecks running against the Seattle Dragons

Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks

The Houston Roughnecks (4-0) return home after a two-game road trip, welcoming the Seattle Dragons (1-3).

Houston quarterback P.J. Walker leads the XFL with 987 passing yards and 12 touchdown throws (five more than second-place Josh Johnson). 

Seattle has listed quarterback Brandon Silvers as inactive, meaning B.J. Daniels is set to start after his brilliant second half in Week 4 kept the Dragons in the game.

FINAL: Houston Roughnecks 32, Seattle Dragons 23

4th Qtr: Gates Closed

DeMarquis Gates did it again. He snagged a late takeaway that could end in a Houston victory for the second straight week.

He recovered a fumble to give Houston the rock back with about two minutes left.

 

4th Qtr: Nine Times

Cam Phillips sits down in the zone and barrels in for his ninth touchdown grab of the season.

Feasting on that two-deep zone.

32-23 Houston with 3:28 left in regulation -- but a nine-point touchdown is in play in the XFL, so Seattle has one last shot to tie.

4th Qtr: Hangs On

Deja vu this season: Cam Phillips makes a strong grab to collect his eighth touchdown grab of the year -- putting Houston into its first lead of the game.

P.J. Walker couldn't convert on a two-point conversion try.

Roughnecks up 26-23 with a lot of time left in the fourth quarter.


3rd Qtr: Went Up & Got It

Jordan Martin stretched over Sam Mobley to snag a 50-50 pass and force the third turnover by Houston on the day.

Spectacular effort as Seattle looks to hold its lead, which stands at 23-20.

That score holds as the third quarter ends.

3rd Qtr: Hard Cam, & Butler Did It

Immediate response: Cam Phillips hauls in a 48-yard pass from P.J. Walker.

 

For context:

Then, James Butler visits the crowd again, punching in an eight-yard touchdown run.

3rd Qtr: B.J. Barrels it in

The takeaway pays: B.J. Daniels carries the rock in for his second TD run of the day.

A failed two-point conversion later, it's 23-14 Dragons, who are looking to pull off an upset on the road.

3rd Qtr: P.J. Picked

The Dragons nab a big interception on P.J. Walker by cornerback Marko Myers, who barely misses a touchdown after being tackled ... by Walker.

3rd Qtr: Nudged ahead early

Seattle finishes a nearly five-minute, half-opening drive with a 47-yard field goal from Ernesto Lacayo.

Seattle retakes the lead 17-14.


2nd Qtr: Slick scoring drive

James Butler caps a 90-yard drive with a gorgeous cutback run. It was ruled a touchdown initially, but replay overturned it.

When Houston gave him the inside handoff for a 1-yard score on the next play, he repeated his leap into the stands.

Nick Holley goes across the middle to convert the tying two-point conversion.

14-14 at halftime as the quarter eventually wound down.

2nd Qtr: Back against the wall? No problem

P.J. Walker's magic continues. Backed into their own red zone, he launches a beaut to Sam Mobley, who owns the sideline and propels Houston to midfield on a 42-yard hookup.

2nd Qtr: Holley undresses secondary

This Nick Holley 50-yard catch-and-run into the end zone ... watch this juke as he scores for the second straight week.

Despite missing the unsuccessful three-point try, Houston is clawing back into this one down 14-6.

Don't miss the soul-crushing block from teammate Cam Phillips:

2nd Qtr: Dragons destroying a village

Seattle RB Trey Williams cuts into the end zone after a 17-yard score.

Austin Proehl follows up with a two-point conversion by snagging one in the back of the end zone.

14-0 Dragons

Williams was able to plant a touchdown in his hometown -- and even threw in a reference to the Brahma Bull, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

2nd Qtr: Drive stalls

Houston takes the rock into Dragons territory, but a third-down sack by Anthony Johnson forces a fourth down on the precipice of logical field-goal distance.

Sergio Castillo came close but barely pushed a 56-yard attempt right. 

Still 6-0 Dragons.

2nd Qtr: Brissett supports Walker

Ex-Colts teammate Jacoby Brissett is in the house to root for Walker.

2nd Qtr: Walker is a passer

P.J. Walker has become the first 1,000-yard passer in XFL history:


1st Qtr: Daniels scampers in

B.J. Daniels cashes in when head coach Jim Zorn goes for it on fourth and goal, crossing the end zone on a designed QB run from one yard out.

Daniels continues to spark Seattle's offense; he's already accounted for 60 aerial yards and 17 on the ground.

After a failed two-point conversion, it's 6-0 Dragons.


1st Qtr: Rough go for Roughnecks

Houston had a rough first two drives, the second ending with a fumble recovery by Jacquies Smith. It's the first lost fumble of the season for the Roughnecks.



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