The XFL has reached the second half of its regular season and some separation between the teams is becoming clear.
On Saturday, the Seattle Sea Dragons and St. Louis BattleHawks each improved to 4-2 behind two of the league's better quarterbacks, as the BattleHawks' A.J. McCarron and Sea Dragons' Ben DiNucci threw five touchdown passes between them. Their wins came at the expense of the Orlando Guardians and Vegas Vipers, who fell to a combined 1-11.
On Sunday, Hines Ward's San Antonio Brahmas won a defensive battle against the Arlington Renegades. The win moved San Antonio to 2-4 while dropping Arlington to 3-3.
Perhaps the biggest game of the XFL season so far will take place Monday night when the 5-0 D.C. Defenders take on the 4-1 Houston Roughnecks (here's a look at the season schedule, scores and standings)
We'll break down all the action below, starting with a look at the Week 6 scores and matchups.
Seattle Sea Dragons 26, Orlando Guardians 19
St. Louis BattleHawks 29, Vegas Vipers 6
San Antonio Brahmas 15, Arlington Renegades 9
Houston Roughnecks at D.C. Defenders, 7 p.m. ET | FX
Despite failing to score 20 points for a fifth time in six games, Hines Ward's Brahmas posted a 15-9 win over Arlington on the strength of their defense. San Antonio linebacker Jordan Williams' 15-yard fumble return for a touchdown served as the only score of the first half as the Brahmas took a 9-0 lead at intermission.
Bob Stoops' team rallied to tie the score (on the strength of their own interception) before the Brahmas responded with a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter. San Antonio's defense then sealed the win when defensive back Tenny Adewusi picked off Drew Plitt on the game's final play.
With the win, San Antonio -- which lost a 12-10 decision to Arlington last week -- is now within a game of Arlington in the XFL South division standings. The top two teams in each division will face off in the playoffs on the weekend of April 29-30, with the winners colliding in the XFL championship on May 13.Saturday's games Sea Dragons roll off fourth straight victory
After losing their first two games by a combined six points, the Seattle Sea Dragons have won four in a row. Fresh off an upset of the previously unbeaten Houston a week ago, the Sea Dragons bounced back from a halftime deficit on Saturday to beat the Orlando Guardians, 26-19.
Seattle entered the game with the XFL's top passing attack, and quarterback Ben DINucci threw two more TD passes in Week 6. That was despite Josh Gordon not having a catch. The former NFL receiving leader got off to a fast start in the XFL, but Gordon now has only two catches for 15 yards in the past two games combined. Blake Jackson led Seattle in receiving with six catches for 79 yards, including this 20-yard touchdown in the second half.
DiNucci went 18 for 35 for 177 yards, and he was also Seattle's rushing leader (43 yards). The Sea Dragons' running backs managed just 35 yards combined.
Orlando remains the XFL's only winless team despite a strong first half on Saturday. The Guardians went with Quinten Dormady at quarterback after using multiple QBs in previous games this season, including Paxton Lynch, who didn't play in this one. Dormady went 22 of 44 for 243 yards without a touchdown or interception.
The Sea Dragons will try to make it five wins in a row on