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Top Moments: New York Guardians at DC Defenders

See live photos and video from the first game of XFL's Week 2, with the DC Defenders hosting the New York Guardians live at Audi Field. Catch it on ABC.

FINAL

The Defenders wrap up this 27-0 victory.

CHANGE UNDER CENTER

The Guardians are bringing in Marquise Williams at quarterback, switching away from Matt McGloin for the moment.

HISTORIC PASS

We have the first Double-Forward Pass in the XFL, with Cardale Jones, Donnel Pumphrey and DeAndre Thompkins collaborating on league history.

BIG BOUNCEBACK

Guardians LB D'Juan Hines winds up with a tipped pass by Cardale Jones around the red zone to give New York some life.

SHIELDS UP

The Defenders score another touchdown against an offense.

Jameer Thurman, who had eight tackles last week, stepped in front of this Matt McGloin pass and took it to the house.

DC's house is rocking as they go up 18-0.

"CHANGE THE WHOLE ENTIRE GAMEPLAN"

Guardians quarterback Matt McGloin was ... not happy in his halftime interview.

"Get On Your Horse Now, Rashad"

Big benefit of the XFL's comms system: head coach talking directly to other skill players.

The Defenders' Pep Hamilton told wideout Rashad Ross what to do. Lo and behold, he did it.

DC had to settle for a field goal, though, to establish a 12-0 lead for halftime.

Thick of the Action

Sick sideline view of the Matt Elam interception:

No rest

In the XFL, interviews happen after good and bad plays.

New York quarterback Matt McGloin faced the music.

We'll take this back

Former NFL safety Matt Elam snags a pass by Matt McGloin to give the Defenders the ball back.

SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED

Guardians running back Darius Victor thought he had a catch-and-run to turn the tides, but after a Scooby Wright hit, he had his pocket picked by Defenders safety Rahim Moore.

After that ... shenanigans were declared.

NO WE WILL NOT PUNT THANK YOU VERY MUCH

The Guardians fake a punt as reserve quarterback Marquise Williams scrambles for a first down.

Back for 6

After missing Week 1 due to injury, Defenders wideout DeAndre Thompkins snags a laser from Cardale Jones for a score.

After a failed one-point attempt, it's 6-0 Defenders.

Heavy heart

DC Defenders WR Eli Rogers is playing in honor of his mother, who passed away this week.

He already has 50 yards on three first-quarter catches.

Inside the locker rooms....

THROUGH THE LENS

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