XFL Week 2: DC vs Vegas Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Feb 25)

  • XFL Week 1 was fun to watch, and Week 2 is coming up this weekend.
  • The Defenders head to Las Vegas to face the Vipers.
  • The Defenders snuck by the Sea Dragons while the Vipers lost to the Renegades.

Both teams played close games in Week 1. The Vipers fell to the Renegades, 22-20, in Arlington.

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The Defenders were able to get a Week 1 home victory over the Seattle Sea Dragons.

How to Watch

  • Where: Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • When: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch: FOX, ESPN+


TeamSpread Odds
DC Defenders +3 (-105)
Vegas Vipers -3 (-115)

Game Preview

The Vipers played a close game against the Renegades in Week 1, but Arington snuck out a win. Vegas scored a touchdown in the final minutes, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.

Luis Perez finished with 249 yards passing three scores, and a pair of interceptions as three Vegas players finished with four or more catches. Jeff Badet was the star of the show, finishing with six catches for 81 yards and two scores — all team-highs.

The Defenders survived a late Sea Dragons drive to get the win at home. Jordan Ta’amu struggled a bit, going just 8-of-19 for 86 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception.

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The running attack didn’t do much better, either, but they totaled 84 yards and two scores on 33 carries.

However, Michael Joseph had a pair of interceptions, including a pick-six, as the defense led the way for the Defenders (no pun intended).


The Defenders’ offense struggled mightily despite getting the win, and perhaps a change at QB is in the works. Nonetheless, the Vipers did lose their Week 1 game, but Vegas played well in most facets and watched Luis Perez have a decent debut, despite a pair of interceptions.

Vegas comes home, and the Vipers keep the Defenders’ offense in check and get the victory. Vegas HC Rod Woodson also gets his first win under his belt.


Matt is a sports fanatic and originally from sunny Southern California. He has covered multiple sports over the past half dozen years and also covers USC and Colorado sports as well as the Mountain West.

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