DC def. Seattle in XFL Opening Week Thriller

DC def. Seattle in Blowout of Week One of XFL

The XFL is a minor league professional football league played in the Spring. The first weekend was held last weekend. Rules enacted by the league’s officials made the gameplay more intriguing.

I tuned into the second half of the DC Defenders’ opening games vs, Seattle Dragons. The Defenders had recently scored a touchdown and were attempting a play for an extra point. But wait! No Point After Touchdown field goal? 

The XFL enacted regulations to essentially eliminate the PAT and kickoffs overall. Most interestingly, offenses have three options to go for an extra point: one-point, two-point, and three-point. 

  1. Three-point opportunity: the three-point option is where an offense attempts an extra point from the 10-yard line. This is essentially another play from midway inside the redzone. 
  2. Two-point Option: the Two-point Option is given to an offense to run a play from the 5-yard line. This is usually where fans see a rushing play
  3. One-point Option: The One-point option is given to an offense to play from the 2-yard line. This is where their Sister league, the National Football League, plays their two-point conversion from.

The DC defenders could throw the ball down the field at will. Cardale Jones has a strong arm and is precise when he throws. I am encouraged by skills and talent players exhibited on both sides. So far, I’d give the XFL a Force Factor of 7,5/10. 

I’m excited for this season and covering the games throughout.

Stay tuned for more news. 

Published by Michael J. Salvagni

I am an aspiring sports journalist. I tal;k sports. Keep it here for your daily dose of breaking sporting news.

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