Asks the Washingtonian:
Despite Sunday’s blowout loss, the DC Defenders are off to a promising start in the inaugural season of the re-formed XFL.
With former Ohio State standout Cardale Jones at quarterback, the Defenders won their first two games at Audi Field and emerged as one of the new league’s teams to beat.
The Defenders’ impressive performance—in their first two games, at least—and the stadium’s buzzy atmosphere has come as a welcome surprise to a football fanbase that’s increasingly fed up with Dan Snyder’s two-decade-long ownership of the Washington Redskins.
It took the most recent iteration of the Skins 11 games to notch as many Ws as DC’s XFL team has achieved in its first three. Does that mean the Redskins are so bad that the upstart Defenders might have a chance against them? To find out, we ran this (admittedly far-fetched) notion by some experts.