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Week 3 Preview: Houston Roughnecks at Tampa Bay Vipers

Week 3: DAL-SEA  |  NY-STL  |  DC-LA

Houston Roughnecks (2-0)
@ Tampa Bay Vipers (0-2)

TEAM INFO

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Betting lines

Read betting tips for Week 3 from The Action Network.

Team Stats

OFFENSE

HOU

TB

Pass Yds/G212.5196
Rush Yds64145.5
Yards Gained per Play5.34.8
Pts Scored/G32.56

 

DEFENSE

HOU

TB

Sacks/G41
Interceptions/G20.5
Fumble Rec/G0.50
Def/ST TD01
Pts Allowed/G20.520
QB Hits/G9.53

 

EXTRA POINTS

HOU

TB

1-pt1/3--
2-pt2/6--
3-pt----
TOTAL3/9--

 

CONTROL

HOU

TB

Takeaways/G2.50.5
Turnovers/G0.53
3rd Down%25%50%
TD +/-3-4

PLAYER STATS

QUARTERBACKSPass Yds/GPass TDINTComp%
P.J. Walker, HOU2217162%
Aaron Murray, TB2310247%

 

RUNNING BACKSRush Yds/GYds/CarryRec Yds/GRush TDRec TD
James Butler, HOU293.69.521
De'Veon Smith, TB62.55.61000

 

RECEIVERSRec Yds/GRec/GYds/CatchTargets/GTD
Cam Phillips, HOU65610.894
Kahlil Lewis, HOU47.55.510.66.51
Dan Williams, TB72.54.516.16.50
Reece Horn, TB46.55.411.66.50

NEED TO KNOW

ROUGHNECKS

Big plays on both sides of the ball have carried the undefeated Roughnecks through the first two weeks. Venturing on the road for the first time is a new test for the West leaders. “To be a championship team, you have to win your games at home and you have to steal a couple on the road,” head coach June Jones said.

QB P.J. Walker and WR Cam Phillips have earned the first two Star of the Week awards, respectively.

VIPERS

With only one touchdown in two games, the Vipers need an offensive boost. Maybe that’ll come with the trade for WR S.J. Green, a longtime CFL standout.

Who will be throwing to Green and the rest of the receivers remains a question. QB Aaron Murray (foot) was out last week and has not practiced this week as of Wednesday. Backups Taylor Cornelius and Quinton Flowers have struggled.

RBs De'Veon Smith (125 yards) and Jacques Patrick (105) rank in the league's top five in rushing and should be busy again to help keep Houston's offense off the field.

-- Art Garcia, XFL.com

Week 3: DAL-SEA  |  NY-STL  |  DC-LA