Week 3 Preview: New York Guardians at St. Louis BattleHawks
New York Guardians (1-1)
@ St. Louis BattleHawks (1-1)
- Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)
- The Dome at America's Center (St. Louis, Mo.)
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(updated morning ET of 2/20/20)
|Yards Gained per Play||3.9||5.0|
|Matt McGloin, NY||113||1||2||48%|
|Jordan Ta'amu, STL||246.5||4||2||78%|
|Darius Victor, NY||24||4.0||25||0||0|
|Matt Jones, STL||64.5||3.5||25||0||1|
|Mekale McKay, NY||44||3||14.7||5||0|
|Colby Pearson, NY||26.5||2.2||17.7||4||1|
|De'Mornay Pierson-El, STL||57||6.5||8.8||7.5||1|
|L'Damian Washington, STL||48.5||5.5||8.8||6.5||1|
NEED TO KNOW
Benched a week ago after an erratic start and heated halftime interview, QB Matt McGloin is sitting in the crosshairs. A bounce-back showing on the road by McGloin, who’s expected to start, would calm the waters.
New York has only allowed three touchdowns, tied for the fewest in the league. S Wesley Sutton is tied for XFL lead with two sacks, while DE Bunmi Rotimi and S A.J. Hendy are among the leaders in solo tackles with 10 apiece.
The return of football has St. Louis buzzing. The BattleHawks are counting on a large and rowdy crowd for the home debut at The Dome. The 1-1 road split in Texas was promising, but head coach Jonathan Hayes sees plenty to clean up. Despite scoring six touchdowns – good for third in the league – St. Louis has yet to make a conversion.
Dual-threat QB Jordan Ta’amu is second in passing yards (493) and third in rushing yards (109).
RB Matt Jones has a league-high 129 yards rushing.
-- Art Garcia, XFL.com