St. Louis Battlehawks vs. Houston Roughnecks
The St. Louis BattleHawks couldn’t keep pace with the Houston Roughnecks and lost a heck of a game. The shootout was determined by turnovers, as Roughnecks QB P.J. Walker didn’t commit one turnover, while steller BattleHawks player turned the ball over twice on key drives. Both players are among the three best in the XFL after week two and both played well. Injuries to the offensive line slowed down the BattleHawks offense but it was Walker’s dynamic play that kept the BattleHawks defense guessing. The BattleHawks are 1-1 now while the Roughnecks move to 2-0.
Roughnecks – QB P.J. Walker
P.J. Walker didn’t have a big day throwing the ball, only topping 170 yards. Yet he ran for another 27 and threw for three impressive touchdowns against a vaunted BattleHawks defense. Walker might be the best quarterback in the league right now, alongside Jordan Ta’amu and Cardale Jones.
Roughnecks – WR Cam Phillips
Walker threw for three touchdowns in week two and all three went to former Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips. He only amassed 63 yards on eight receptions but pulling in a new league record for touchdowns is more than enough to get him on the list.
BattleHawks – QB Jordan Ta’amu
Ta’amu made two big mistakes but he still had an incredible game. He had 320 yards, completing 30 passes on 37 attempts and also threw for three touchdowns. Sure, he did have two interceptions but those two bad plays aren’t enough to take away from Ta’amu’s great game. He’s going to be on an NFL team if this keeps up.
Those who stepped back
While Nick Holley had a good week, he didn’t register a touchdown. Terrence Gavin wasn’t as big of an impact player this week and with how Walker torched the defense, even strong play from Dexter McCoil couldn’t make a difference.