Taking a Look at the St. Louis BattleHawks at the XFL Season’s Midpoint

The BattleHawks have brought back football to St. Louis. They play in the former home of the Rams and the city and their fans have truly embraced having a professional football team back in town and have helped the BattleHawks win their first two games at home.

On the field the BattleHawks are 3-2 and are apart of the three way tie atop the XFL’s East Division. The BattleHawks are lead by the success of their defense and running game. They currently allow an XFL best 15.4 points per game and have the number two offense in terms of both total offensive yards and rushing yards.

On offense they are led by dual threat quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. Ta’amu has been a true threat on both the ground and through the air; his 217 rushing yards are seventh best in the league while he is third in the league with 1,050 yards passing. If he gets hot and P.J. Walker of Houston cools off in the second half of the season, Ta’amu could be a serious candidate for MVP.

To complement Ta’amu, the BattleHawks have been doing a great job implementing their backs in the option game as former NFL running backs Matt Jones and Christine Michael are ranked second and ninth in total rushing yards in the league, respectively.

Defensively, the BattleHawks are led by middle linebacker Terrence Garvin, who has helped with allowing the least amount of points and second fewest amount of yards halfway through the year.

Overall, St. Louis appears to be the most complete team in the XFL East and should be a contender come playoff time.

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