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Week 4 Preview: DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers

Week 4: DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers

Week 4: LA-NYSEA-STL  |  HOU-DAL 

DC Defenders (2-1)
@ Tampa Bay Vipers (0-3)

TEAM INFO

  • Rosters: DC | TB
  • Depth Chart: DC | TB
  • Week 4 Injury Report
  • DC: 0-1 Road  |  TB: 0-1 Home
  • Streak: DC L1 | TB L3

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Betting lines

(Lines current as of 2/27/20, noon ET.)

TEAM STATS

OFFENSE

DC

TB

Pass Yds/G264.3209.3
Rush Yds/G125.3140.0
Yards Gained per Play6.24.8
Pts Scored/G18.013.0

 

DEFENSE

DC

TB

Sacks/G1.31.0
Interceptions/G1.30.3
Fumble Rec/G0.70.0
Def/ST TD31
Pts Allowed/G19.324.7
QB Hits/G2.54.3

 

EXTRA POINTS

DC

TB

1-pt1-for-51-for-1
2-pt0-for-11-for-2
3-pt0-for-2--
TOTAL1-for-82-for-3

 

CONTROL

DC

TB

Takeaways/G30.3
Turnovers/G0.52.3
3rd Down%46%50%
TD +/--1-5

After a 39-9 road loss at the Los Angeles Wildcats in Week 3, QB Cardale Jones and the DC Defenders look to rebound at the Tampa Bay Vipers.

PLAYER STATS

Quarterbacks

PLAYERCMPATTPCTYDSLGTDINTRTRUSH ATTRUSH YDSAVGLGTD
Cardale Jones, DC528958602404570.515614.1140
Taylor Cornelius, TB315953310451352.2420.521

 

Running backs

PLAYERATTYDSAVGLGTDTARRECYDSAVGLGTD
Donnel Pumphrey, DC24974230116366170
De'Veon Smith, TB421744.1130845614250

 

Receivers

PLAYERTARRECYDSAVGLGTDATTYDSAVGLGTD
Rashad Ross, DC13716423.44011-1-1-10
Eli Rogers, DC20141379.827010000
Dan Williams, TB201118016.442100000
Jalen Tolliver, TB251315712.1440212670

NEED TO KNOW

DEFENDERS

A dud in LA leaves the Defenders thirsting for a bounce-back, with QB Cardale Jones at the top of that list. The XFL’s highest-graded QB through two weeks threw four INTs in the blowout loss.

RB Nick Brossette, normally third on the depth chart, took advantage of his first extended playing time with 75 yards, highlighted by a 38-yard scoring run. If RB Jhurell Pressley (shoulder) is unable to go, Brossette could see more action alongside RB Donnel Pumphrey.

VIPERS

It’s close to do-or-die time for the Vipers. Tampa Bay does have a reason for optimism after giving undefeated Houston a run for its money last week.

Opening Day starter QB Aaron Murray, back at practice this week after missing two games with a foot issue, is expected to back up QB Taylor Cornelius if active, with Quinton Flowers leaving the team for personal reasons.

TE Nick Truesdell (knee) hasn’t practiced as of Thursday morning after missing Week 3.

The Vipers do employ a stout running game, averaging 140 yards per game behind RBs De'Veon Smith (174 yards) and Jacques Patrick (123), the league’s third- and fifth-leading rushers, respectively.

-- Art Garcia, XFL.com

Week 4: LA-NYSEA-STL  |  HOU-DAL