After a stellar start to their season and then a Week 2 lull, the XFL returned over the weekend with a slate of four games — two of which were entertaining, quality contests that represented a major step up from a week ago.
Still, the league saw its smallest crowd size of the year (LA/DC) and some criticism is beginning to mount, but we’ll leave that to those who cover the XFL.
Here’s a look at how all the former New York Giants across the league fared in Week 3.
Houston Roughnecks vs. Tampa Bay Vipers
For the third week in a row, running back Andre Williams saw his carries cut. In the 34-27 victory, Williams gained just eight yards on four carries (2.0 ypc) and that was it.
Punter Austin Rehkow also struggled over the weekend after two solid weeks. His highlights included a 17-yard punt.
Cornerback Charles James recorded two tackles — one of those coming on special teams.
For the Vipers, both wide receiver Stacy Coley and tight end Colin Thompson were blanked.
Defensively however, defensive tackle Nikita Whitlock once again came to play, recording four tackles (one for a loss) and another QB hit.
Fellow defensive tackle, Josh Banks, recorded one tackle (one for a loss) and a QB hit.