Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks 3/7/20 - XFL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 03/02/2020 at 11:14 PM ET

Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks 3/7/20 - XFL Picks & Predictions

The Seattle Dragons hit the road for a battle with the Houston Roughnecks. The Dragons are (1-3), coming off a 23-16 road loss to the St. Louis Battlehawks.  The Roughnecks are a perfect (4-0), after upending the Dallas Renegades on the road, 27-20.

In the Dragons loss to the Battlehawks, Seattle saw was out gained in the game, 392 to 253.  The Dragons trailed 11-0 after the 1st quarter.  The Dragons battled back in the 2nd half, thanks to the emergence of backup quarterback BJ Daniels.  Daniels was 5 of 10 passing for 57 yds, while throwing 1 touchdown and an interception.  Daniels also added 84 yards rushing on 7 attempts.  Kenneth Farrow contributed 26 yards rushing and a score.  Defensively, Steven Johnson added 8 tackles.

Brandon Silvers has completed 52% of his passes for 539 yards, while throwing 6 touchdowns and 5 picks for the Dragons.  Farrow is leading the Seattle backfield with 124 yards on 28 carries.  Austin Proehl has contributed 163 yards receiving on 13 receptions and 3 scores.  Steven Johnson leads the league in tackles with 40.  

In the Roughnecks win over the Renegades, Houston out gained Dallas, 307 to 292.  P.J. Walker kept up his solid play on the season, completing 25 of 41 passes for 239 yards, adding 2 touchdowns and an interception.  Nick Holley hauled in 8 receptions on 10 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown.  Blake Jackson added 26 yards receiving and a score.  Houston had a slim 21-20 lead in the 4th quarter, until the Roughnecks recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown.   

Walker is leading the league in passing, having completed over 62% of his passes for 987 yards.  Walker has 12 touchdowns through the air and 2 picks, while having also scored once on the ground.  James Butler has rushed for 169 yards on 34 carries, while finding the end zone twice.  Cam Phillips is leading the league in receiving yards, having registered 333 yards on 21 receptions and 7 touchdowns. Beniquez Brown has contributed 29 tackles on defense, while DeMarquis Gates has recorded 28.

Houston has been the best team thus far, having given the Battlehawks their only loss this season.  Seattle is still searching for their identity through 4 weeks.  It will be tough for the Dragons to get back on track here, as Seattle is on the back end of what has been the toughest back to back road schedule, having to play the top 2 teams so far.  The Dragons allowed 264 passing yards to St. Louis this past week.  Look for Walker to torch the secondary, while being able to find his favorite target in Cam Phillips.  Final score prediction, Houston will stay unbeaten but Seattle will cover ATS, 26-15.  

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