With the 41-34 score going final, the Wildcats officially improve to 2-3 on the season, while the Vipers fall all the way to 1-4 despite their recent improvements. The game had the makings of a Tampa Bay blowout, but then Josh Johnson turned it on and aired it out with ease, helping L.A. become the first franchise in the revived XFL to score 40+ points. Thanks so much for tuning in, everyone, and stay tuned at CBS Sports for much more analysis, as well as Week 6 previews!
The XFL season hit the halfway mark this weekend, and the Houston Roughnecks finished the first half of the season undefeated after a 32-23 win over the Seattle Dragons on Saturday in a game that ended in controversy. On Sunday, it was the St. Louis BattleHawks who looked to keep rolling, but instead, they fell to the DC Defenders, creating a three-way logjam atop the East Division at 3-2 (along with the New York Guardians). Rounding out the weekend were the Los Angeles Wildcats, who looked in danger of getting routed at home against the Tampa Bay Vipers until Josh Johnson turned it on for a four-touchdown performance in a 41-34 shootout win.
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XFL scores, Week 5
Saturday, March 7
Houston Roughnecks 32, Seattle Dragons 23
New York Guardians 30, Dallas Renegades 12
Sunday, March 8
DC Defenders 15, St. Louis BattleHawks 6
Los Angeles Wildcats 41, Tampa Bay Vipers 34