XFL Week 2: St. Louis vs Seattle Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Feb 23)
- XFL Week 1 was fun to watch, especially for the football diehards.
- The St. Louis Battlehawks and Seattle Sea Dragons face off in Week 2.
- The Sea Dragons are looking for their first win on a Thursday night showdown.
The Battlehawks just edged out the San Antonio Brahmas, 18-15, in a close road game and now they hit the road again to face Seattle.
The Sea Dragons scored 18 points but the DC Defenders got the win in Week 1, 22-18, in the nation’s capital.
How to Watch
- Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
- When: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
- How to Watch: FOX, ESPN+
The game between the Battlehawks and Brahmas began slowly. The score going into the final quarter was 3-3, although the fourth quarter brought about a ton of action.
St. Louis scored 15 points in the final quarter, including the last two touchdowns, to get the victory. Quarterback AJ McCarron finished with 190 yards passing and two scores, and Austin Proehl led the way with four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown.
The Battlehawks scored both touchdowns in less than two minutes in an exciting finish.
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The Sea Dragons scored nine points in the first and third quarters, but nothing in the second or fourth, and lost to the Defenders, 22-18.
Ben DiNucci was off and on, throwing for 282 yards with one score and a pair of interceptions. Josh Gordon played well with six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.
However, it was Jahcour Pearson who exploded with 12 catches for 95 yards to lead Seattle in both categories.
However, an 18-8 Sea Dragons lead was erased after a pick-six and a scoreless fourth quarter as the defenders got the win.
The Sea Dragons struggled a little bit offensively in their Week 1 game, although the wide receivers showed that they can play well. The Battlehawks got a solid performance from AJ McCarron, and they figured it out late to get a thrilling win in San Antonio.
However, the Sea Dragons crowd should be full and loud on Thursday night, and Ben DiNucci responds and gets a close win at home.