Houston Roughnecks clobber Orlando Guardians in XFL 2023 play

A mismatch on paper proved to be exactly that on the field Saturday as the Houston Roughnecks remained perfect, battering the winless Orlando Guardians, 44-16.

The outcome never was in doubt as early as the first quarter when Houston scored 20 straight points.

Brandon Silvers completed 24-of-30 passes for 239 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Roughnecks used the double-forward pass for a touchdown as Jontre Kirklin threw a 49-yard pass to Deontay Burnett.

Dejoun Lee had a pair of rushing TDs for Houston, which had 95 yards on the ground in the second half after going for -1 in the first 30 minutes.

Paxton Lynch threw for 230 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown pass to Charleston Rambo in the mismatch.

Wade Phillips and Houston are 4-0, while Terrell Buckley and Orlando are 0-4.


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