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Week 5 Preview: Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks

Will the Roughnecks remain perfect?

Seattle Dragons (1-3)
@ Houston Roughnecks (4-0)

Week 5: NY-DAL |  STL-DC | TB-LA

TEAM INFO

  • SEA T-3rd in West, HOU 1st in West
  • Rosters: SEA | HOU
  • Depth Chart: SEA | HOU
  • Week 5 Injury Report
  • SEA 0-2 Road | HOU 2-0 Home
  • Streak: SEA L2 | HOU W4

Betting lines

TEAM STATS

(Rank in parentheses)

OFFENSE

CATEGORY

SEATTLE

HOUSTON

Pts Scored/G16.0 (T-6)31.5 (1)
Yds/G265.5 (7)319.3 (4)
Rush Yds/G109.5 (3)79.3 (7)
Pass Yds/G156.0 (7)240.0 (3)
Yards Gained/Play3.2 (8)4.2 (3)

 

DEFENSE

CATEGORY

SEATTLE

HOUSTON

Pts Allowed/G21.7 (6)22.0 (T-7)
Rush Yds Allowed/G111.3 (5)109.3 (4)
Pass Yds Allowed/G226.3 (7)225.0 (6)
Sacks7 (5)11 (1)
Interceptions5 (T-3)8 (1)
Fumble Recoveries1 (T-5)3 (T-1)
QB Hits21 (T-2)29 (1)
Def/ST TD11

 

EXTRA POINTS

CATEGORY

SEATTLE

HOUSTON

1-pt2-for-41-for-3
2-pt1-for-44-for-9
3-pt0-for-12-for-4
TOTAL3-for-97-for-16

 

GAME CONTROL/EFFICIENCY

CATEGORY

SEATTLE

HOUSTON

TD +/--15
Turnover Margin0 (T-4)9 (1)
Takeaways6 (4)11 (1)
Turnovers6 (T-4)2 (1)
3rd Down%20% (8)35% (3)
4th Down%43% (5)0% (8)
Red Zone TD%57% (4)73% (1)

Seattle Dragons QB B.J. Daniels looks downfield during Week 4. His entry into the game sparked the offense; there's a good chance he'll start in Week 5.

PLAYER STATS

QUARTERBACKS

PLAYER

CMP

ATT

PCT

YDS

LG

TD

INT

RT

RUSH ATT

RUSH YDS

AVG

LG

TD

B.J. Daniels, SEA51145100571170.378412350
P.J. Walker, HOU921466398784122104.5171046.1281

 

RUNNING BACKS

PLAYER

ATT

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

TAR

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

Kenneth Farrow, SEA281264.5191109535.9191
James Butler, HOU34169530288253.1161

 

RECEIVERS

PLAYER

TAR

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

Austin Proehl, SEA261316913573
Keenan Reynolds, SEA261013313.3681
Cam Phillips, HOU312133315.9847
Kahlil Lewis, HOU35211899331

NEED TO KNOW

DRAGONS

QB B.J. Daniels provided a second-half spark last week with his arm (100 yards passing) and legs (84 yards rushing), giving the Dragons a fighting chance against East-leading St. Louis. Houston had trouble with Jordan Ta’amu -- and, to a lesser degree of exposure, Tampa Bay's Quinton Flowers -- so facing another dual-threat QB like Daniels is a concern.

Seattle can strike quick, owning three of the XFL’s five longest offensive plays this season. WR Austin Proehl is tied for third in the league in touchdowns with three.

Getting the ball into RB Kenneth Farrows hands is smart, as he’s one of four players leaguewide with at least one rushing and one receiving TD. (Houston RB James Butler is another.)

ROUGHNECKS

Despite a relatively modest offensive showing a week ago, Houston remains the league standard with 16 touchdowns. QB P.J. Walker isn't showing any signs of slowing down by accounting for 13 touchdowns, with at least two in each game.

The ball-hawking secondary has eight picks, led by CB Deatrick Nichols’ league-best three and S Cody Browns two. The Roughnecks also convert turnovers into points. Off the 11 takeaways so far, they’ve scored seven times.

Although Dallas held him to nine yards in Week 4, WR Cam Phillips still leads the XFL with 333 receiving yards and seven TDs.

-- Art Garcia, XFL.com

Week 5: NY-DAL |  STL-DC | TB-LA