After a successful first week for the XFL and the team, the 1-0 DC Defenders return to Audi Field in Washington D.C. to host the New York Guardians.
Both teams opened their season with double-digit home victories and will be vying for the rebooted league's first winning streak in the early time slot Saturday. The Defenders overcame a halftime deficit in front of over 17,000 fans to come away with a 31-19 win over the Dragons in the opening week, while the Guardians blew out the Tampa Bay Vipers, 23-3.
Saturday's game will feature two signal-callers who enjoyed successful college careers and spent time in the NFL. Cardale Jones of the Defenders helped Ohio State win a national championship in 2015, while the Guardians' Aaron Murray was a four-year starter at Georgia, where he set the SEC record for passing yards and touchdowns through the air.
Jones had a better stat line between the two passers in the first week. The former Buckeye completed 16-of-26 passes for 235 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Murray was 16-of-34 passing for 231 yards with two interceptions.
With only a 10-game regular season and just the top-two teams from each division eligible for the postseason, this early season matchup carries heavier implications.
DEFENDERS vs. GUARDIANS WEEK 2
Who: DC Defenders vs. New York Guardians
What: Week 2 of the 2020 XFL regular season
When: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m. EST
Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN and the ESPN App
Radio: 106.7 The Fan
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