XFL Week 1: Highlights, game recaps, top players, news

Football season continued this weekend,

 as the XFL debuted with Saturday's game between the Vegas Vipers and Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington

, Texas. This is the third iteration of the XFL, following the original season in 2001 and a reboot in 2020 that was canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

XFL 2023 started off fast: The Renegades defeated the Vipers 22-20,

 rallying from a 14-3 halftime deficit with 19 straight points before holding off Vegas' tying 2-point conversion attempt with eight seconds left.

The Houston Roughnecks rolled over the Orlando Guardians in the late game,

scoring on four straight possessions in the first half to overcome an early deficit in a 33-12 victory.

Sunday will see the St. Louis BattleHawks travel to play the San Antonio Brahmas,

who are coached by Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, at 3 p.m. ET. Week 1 concludes at 8 p.m. ET in Washington,

D.C., as the D.C. Defenders host the Seattle Sea Dragons.