Mark My Words: Week 4 XFL Power Rankings

Week 4 of the XFL this week! Get ready the season is going to pick up even more now as teams are getting comfortable Mark My Words!

  1. Houston Roughnecks 3-0 (Last week: 2): After three weeks we have only one undefeated team left. It wasn’t a perfect week for this team but once again they showed they are able overcome and win games. I know everyone wants to talk about Walker but Cam Phillips is my favorite for the MVP race, currently. Cam has 7 receiving touchdowns in 3 weeks. This team plays in a tough western division so each week will be a test for them but they have showed they can win in different ways. This week they have a short travel to Dallas.
  2. DC Defenders 2-1 (Last week: 1): Well that’s not what DC wanted to show in their first road game. Their mental toughness will now be tested by how they respond this up coming week. Cardale Jones played terribly and will need to fix the turnover issues for this team to live up to the hype. The defense was exposed this week but DC should chalk this up to a bad week and move on. The running game showed some promise late in this game but it needs to be established earlier. DC will again be on the road when they travel to Tampa but they can’t look past this team.
  3. St. Louis Battlehawks 2-1 (Last week: 3): St. Louis made quick work of the Guardians this week jumping out to 23-3 lead going into the half and they never looked back. They didn’t need Ta’amu to do much this week but once again this team was able to run the ball with ease. This possibly could be the most complete team in the league. This week they welcome Seattle to the dome.
  4. Dallas Renegades 2-1 (Last week: 4): Once again this team got out to a slow start. In a strong West Division Dallas can’t keep falling behind in games. Dallas needs to continue to rely on the running game because they have 2 backs who have played very well so far this season; the running game can take pressure off of Landry Jones. Dallas will get a big boost on offense with slot receiver Armanti Edwards from the CFL. This defense has played well but still struggled giving up big chunk plays. Tough test this week with the Roughnecks coming to town.
  5. LA Wildcats 1-2 (Last week: 6): Well this was the defensive performance we have been waiting for from this team. For how good the defense looked – the offense was even better. Tre McBride returned this week and showed up big time in a revenge game for him. This offense was extremely efficient but still needs to get the run game going especially with Nelson Spruce their top wide receiver going to miss at least week 4. LA goes across country to face a struggling New York team this week.
  6. Seattle Dragons 1-2 (Last week: 5): Brandon Silvers looked better this week but this team needs wide receiver help badly. Austin Proehl has been great for this team but he can’t be the only guy for this team to succeed. The three headed attack in the running game was good again this week but with no help on the outside teams will continue to stack the box. The defense was strong holding Dallas to only 6 points in the first half but once again got worn out because the offense couldn’t move the ball. This week Seattle travels to St. Louis.
  7. Tampa Bay Vipers 0-3 (Last week: 8): This may be a surprise to people to have Tampa here but this team showed some fight this week. Cornelius played much better this week. The running game had an solid week but they need to lean more heavily on De’Veon Smith. They took a big hit this week as they announced that Quentin Flowers as stepped away from the team due to personal reasons with no timetable on when he could rejoin the team. This coaching staff needs to get more creative with this offense and put it’s best players in a place to succeed. This defense did its best job to keep this team in the game against the best offense. Tampa welcomes DC to town this week.
  8. New York Guardians 1-2 (Last week: 7): I didn’t think it could get worse for this team from last week but it did in a big way. Matt McGloin was the issue in week 2 but he wasn’t the problem in week 3. Discipline was the issue in this game. The starting center was warned he could be tossed from the game and then was benched when his emotions started to effect his play. Luis Perez has looked like the best quarterback for the team to this point and that’s not a good thing. The one bright spot for this team this week was the running backs. This team has LA coming to town this week.

Also, don’t forget to check out the new audio column from AFNN’s Kevin Drake as he breaks down the upcoming games for week four! The AFNN crew reviews all the news breaking from the XFL every week on XFL Now, Sunday’s at 8PM EST and AFNN’s Michael Washington-Weeks gives his analyst every Monday with his week in review!

~Mark Angst

Analyst of XFL Now and co-host of AFN Live