XFL Playoffs Matchup: Xtreme vs. Enforcers OFFENSE

Tommy Maddox - 196-342 passing, 2,186 yards, 18 TDs, 9 INTs. As Tommy Maddox goes, so go the Xtreme. Had a three game stretch (Weeks 5-7) where he didn't throw one interception -  the Xtreme went 3-0, outscoring their opponents 88-39. When he struggles, though, LA has a tough time putting points on the board. If Tommy finds his groove in the post-season, the Xtreme have a great shot at the $1 million jackpot. Kevin McDougal (1,168 yards, 5 TDs, 3 INTs) took over the starting spot from Tim Lester and posted a 5-1 record. Can buy time in the pocket and scramble effectively (88 yards rushing, 1 TD).

Relying heavily on Rashaan Shehee and Ken Oxendine, the LA running game struggled through the first half of the season. In week 6, Coach Lu made the switch to Saladin McCullough and Sali began paying dividends immediately. He finished the regular season with 384 rushing yards and 5 TDs. Sali is also a receiving threat out of the backfield. The California native caught 14 passes for 77 yards and a score this season. The best backfield in the XFL features the league's most exciting player. John Avery. Avery rushed for 800 yards and 5 TDs this season and broke several long gains throughout. Also produced 297 receiving yards and two TDs. LeShon Johnson is often used to pound the football through the middle (287 yards, 6 TDs). He's especially effective in short-yardage situations.

Darnell "D-Mac" McDonald (456 yards and 8 TDs) and Jeremaine Copeland (755 yards and 5 TDs) lead arguably the most talented and entertaining - receivers in the league. Latario Rachal (254 yards) and Damon Gibson (257 yards and 1 TD) have also become steady contributors. Make sure to keep your eye on Cope even after he hits the End Zone. He's bound to drop an "X-Spot" on ya. Aaron Bailey (546 yards, 3 TDs) provided the foundation for the receiving corps this year, but Junior Lord (301 yards) and Luther Leverson (248 yards, 2 TDs) began to catch on late in the season. A healthy Ryan Yarborough (7 catches, 58 yards) would be a huge plus for the  Enforcers in the playoffs.

With a receiving corps as deep as they have and a running game as explosive, the Xtreme tight ends are used mainly for blocking. When they are in the red zone, though, they may look to Josh Wilcox to break free and put some points on the board. With the new 2 and 3 point conversions, Wilcox could become a big weapon in the Xtreme point-after offense. Willy Tate caught 10 passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns this season. Must be considered a capable target for McDougal in passing situations.

Jerry Crafts, Chris Brymer, Jonathan Himebauch, Nate Miller and Bobby Singh anchor one of the best offensive lines in the XFL. This group has only allowed 14 QB sacks all year - even more impressive considering the Xtreme threw the ball 324 times. They seem to have found a comfort zone with McCullough in the backfield and should be able to protect Maddox throughout the post-season, just as they did during the regular season. Yielded 22 sacks this season but has done a fairly solid and consistent job of protecting their quarterback. Has opened some nice holes for John Avery to explode through. Also provided enough cracks for LeShon Johnson to squirt through on PAT attempts. Chicago leads the league in that category, converting on 48 percent of their attempts.
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