HOUSTON – The Houston Roughnecks defeated the Los Angeles Wildcats, 37-17, Saturday in their inaugural XFL League matchup.
Quarterback PJ Walker had a standout game. He had 272 passing yards, 26 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Many fans took to social media to share their initial thoughts on the players’ performance, season expectations and in-stadium energy.
While others devoted their loyalty to the Roughnecks over the Houston Texans.
The XFL League is a new professional football league with eight teams. Vince McMahon, the CEO of the WWE, founded the league in 2018.
The league also has teams in Seattle, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C.
The game had all of the pieces of a typical football environment: tailgating, sizzling passes and rough tackles and entertaining touchdown celebrations.
Plus, the format features new interactions such as in-game interviews with the players.
These in-game player interviews are going to interesting when the game is on the line #XFL2020— Gabe Henderson (@GabeAHenderson) February 8, 2020
Love having the QB mic’d up, challenging coaches to make tough decisions. This is really good. #XFL2020— B. Scott from Hiram Clarke (@brandonkscott) February 9, 2020
Here are some of the Roughneck players: