D.C. Defenders vs. Los Angeles Wildcats
The Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones had his worst game ever as a pro, in any league. Throwing for only 103 yards, Jones threw four interceptions and was easily the opposing teams MVP. With Josh Johnson’s second week starting after missing week one, he looked to take advantage of Jones’ turnovers and had a monster game. He threw for three touchdowns to lead a route over the previously undefeated Defenders.
Wildcats – WR Tre McBride
When you score two touchdowns you deserve to be heralded for your performance. Clocking in 109 yards, on five receptions, McBride showed the XFL what he can do with steady quarterback play.
Wildcats – QB Josh Johnson
If he has a few more games like this, Josh Johnson could eventually become an MVP candidate. Three touchdowns, on 278 yards passing and no turnovers? That’s a heck of a day. What a difference a good quarterback makes. If he keeps his week three performance going into weeks four, five and so on, the Wildcats may just recover after their awful start.
Wildcats – LB Tre’ Williams
Linebacker Tre’ Williams showed the Defenders what he can do, having his best total game as a pro. He racked up eight total tackles, and had his first sack of the season, bringing down Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones with ease. If Williams keeps getting big plays then the Wildcats will be able to rack up some more wins.
Notes: Who’s the real Cardale Jones; was it the week one and week two MVP candidate or the four-turnover week three player? Nelson Spruce had a good game, just not good enough to crack the top three.