Despite 4-6 regular season, Arlington wins XFL title

Arlington Renegades v DC Defenders - 2023 XFL Championship
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The Arlington Renegades went 4-6 in the regular season. It was good enough for second place in their division, which was good enough for a playoff berth.

And then they were good enough in the postseason to win a pair of games and win the XFL championship.

The Renegades beats the D.C. Defenders on Saturday night, in San Antonio. D.C. had gone 9-1 in the regular season.

Quarterback Luis Perez completed 26 of 36 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns in the 35-26 victory.

D.C. quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, the XFL offensive player of the year, threw three interceptions for the Defenders.

Arlington becomes the first XFL champion since L.A. in 2001, the league’s first season.

7 responses to “Despite 4-6 regular season, Arlington wins XFL title

  1. Arlington (my hometown) has a championship professional football team and it isn’t the Cowboys… go figure

  2. I was there! Great game, 25k fans in San Antonio, loud and crazy crowd. Sad to see the season end.

  3. A few things XFL does that the NFL should seriously consider- the one challenge of any play and the transparency of the replay officials…..

  4. So happy for Luis Perez. Couldn’t have happened to a better guy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger transformation of a team via a trade like that before. Then, it was like a switch turned on for the playoffs. It was painful watching him with Vegas (terrible receivers, no o-line and laughable defense). Hopefully Arlington will bring him back next year.

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