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Rebels in the Pros: DeMarquis Gates cannot be stopped

Unless you eject him, then yeah, that’s a way to stop him.

Seattle Dragons v Houston Roughnecks Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Who knows if the XFL will continue.

Or anything.

Nothing matters, eat at Arby’s

DC Defenders 15, St. Louis BattleHawks 6

It was bound to happen eventually. Jordan Ta’amu and the Battlehawks offense couldn’t get it done, going just 4-of-16 on third downs in their loss to the District of Columbia. St. Louis out gained the Defenders in both total yards and yards per play, but they aren’t called the Defenders for nothing.

Ta’amu was 15-for-25 on the day for 174 yards, along with five carries for 31 yards but was held scoreless over the last 39:53 of the game. The loss dropped the BattleHawks into a three-way tie atop the Eastern Conference with DC and New York.

Still, folks are taking notice of his talent at quarterback.

Houston Roughnecks 32, Seattle Dragons 23

DeMarquis Gates had another big week, and Houston won another game. Same intro as last week. The only thing more inevitable than the spread of the Coronavirus seems to be Gates having a monster week in the XFL. This time, he had four tackles, a sack, a quarterback hurry, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. In a game decided by one possession, he made all the difference.

Houston is the only unbeaten team remaining in the XFL and they’ve got a three game lead in the Western Conference. Gates also was ejected following the forced fumble, but we won’t discuss that.

LA Wildcats 41, Tampa Bay Vipers 34

Daronte Bouldin was inactive in the loss for the Vipers.

Team 9

Former Reb turned Grambling standout Devante Kincade was picked up this week and placed on Team 9. You may remember, Team 9 is basically a practice squad for the entire league. As quarterback injuries build up, and they always do, look for Kincade to get placed on an active roster before the season ends.

This week’s schedule:

Who: Houston at New York
When: Saturday, 1:00pm CST
TV: ABC

Who: St. Louis at Tampa Bay
When: Sunday, 4:00pm CST
TV: FS2

Who: Tampa Bay at Los Angeles
When: Sunday, 8:00pm CST
TV: ESPN