First, it was the St. Louis BattleHawks. Now, it's the DC Defenders. After holding the New York Guardians to a goose egg on the scoreboard on Saturday, the XFL's Defenders celebrated their win by shotgunning some good ol' Bud Light seltzers in the locker room.
This. League. There's just something about celebrating with hard seltzer (of all things!) in the XFL that seems to fit perfectly. It's like they were meant for each other.
These guys definitely earned it. They went into this game with the tough task of taking on a Guardians team that put up a respectable 23 points in Week 1, and they didn't just thrive -- they shut 'em down completely.
This DC defense particularly dominated Saturday. They pulled down two interceptions, logged three sacks and recovered a forced fumble. One of the picks was even returned for a touchdown for good measure.
This unit looks more and more like a force to be reckoned with. If they keep playing like this, the Defenders might be the team to beat in the XFL.