After months of anticipation, the XFL will finally kick things off with its first two games on Saturday, Feb. 8. The relaunched version of the professional football league owned by Vince McMahon will have all eight teams in action this weekend.
The opening game pits the Seattle Dragons against the DC Defenders followed by the Los Angeles Wildcats matching up against the Houston Roughnecks. Plenty of questions surround the teams as they haven't been together very long, not to mention the quality of football that will be displayed in the XFL's first week of action.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for today, Saturday, Feb. 8.
XFL Games on TV Today
2 p.m. ET on ABC – Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
The Dragons make the cross-country trek to our nation's capital to kick off the XFL season against the Defenders. Seattle head coach Jim Zorn has plenty of questions about his offense, starting with quarterback Brandon Silvers. On the other side, DC head coach Pep Hamilton is hoping to put his own stamp on an offense that has Cardale Jones at quarterback and a potentially potent running back duo in Donnel Pumphrey and Jhurell Pressley.
5 p.m. ET on FOX – TDECU Stadium (Houston)
The XFL will make its Texas debut when the Wildcats take on the Roughnecks in Houston in the second game of the season-opening doubleheader. Los Angeles has some uncertainty at quarterback entering this game due to an injury to expected starter Josh Johnson, while P.J. Walker beat out Connor Cook for the No. 1 spot on Houston's depth chart. With the questions under center, Wildcats head coach Winston Moss may have to lean more on his running game and call on his defensive background as the focal points of his game plan against June Jones' Roughnecks.