Awesome performance by the Dragons.
Considering how small the XFL league is (for now), I'm surprised teams aren't making a more concerted effort to increase their chances of making the playoffs due to all the tiebreakers involved. Teams should start running up the score much earlier in the season next year to distance themselves if they are able to. The Dragons kicking a field goal as time expires with the game already won is just the tip of the iceberg. I don't even think it's being disrespectful to the other team, it's just being smart.
Thanks for the breakdown. So, clearly we want a very close game by St. POOis. Doesn't help they are playing a crap team. But you never know.Fielgulls commenter wrote this.
I think the broadcast had it wrong. Based on everything I can find, the tiebreaker if both teams win, will ultimately come down to points/points against rankings (thus the game ending FG by Seattle).
Assuming both teams win next weekend...
1. Head-to-head: Even
2. Best win/loss percentage in division: Even
3. Strength of victory in all games: Even
4. Best combined ranking among division teams in points scored and points allowed in all games:
Sea combined ranking is 2.5.
StL combined ranking is 4.5.
That number explained:
Sea is #3 in points scored (19 points better than StL, #2 in points against (6 points better than StL).
StL is #4 in points scored, #5 in points against.
St Louis plays a day earlier, so they're going to need to win and run up the score on Orlando.
Seattle is effectively win and in, but depending on what happens on Saturday, they may need to run up a big point differential against Las Vegas
If both lose, St Louis is in due to tie breaker #2, better division record.
Sad to hear about Smith's passing! Too young!
As far as teams practicing together it's a symptom of a marginal budget compared to the NFL. I don't know the psychology of the pros/cons but I would imagine it's not an ideal situation.