The XFL is insane
The XFL is back on ESPN and NFL fans like what they see, there is a rule in the XFL that instead of an onside kick a team can maintain possession by converting a 4th and 15, this led to an insane comeback win by the St. Louis Battlehawks yesterday. Now NFL fans want the NFL to implement this rule.
NFL fans call for major rule change after insane XFL comeback
Should the NFL implement the XFL's 4th and 15 alternate to onside kicks?
The first weekend of the revamped XFL took place on Saturday and Sunday, and their unique rules that differ greatly from the NFL produced an absolutely unreal comeback.
The St. Louis Battlehawks found themselves down 15-3 against the San Antonio Brahmas with just 1:30 left in the fourth quarter. However, former Alabama standout turned Battlehawks quarterback A.J. McCarron was able to complete a touchdown pass to make the score 15-9.
XFL rules allow teams to go for a “three-pointer” which is essentially an NFL two-point conversion from the ten-yard line. They went on to convert that attempt to make it a three-point game.
The Battlehawks then benefited once again from the XFL rules in a way that many fans marveled at. In the XFL, you can get the ball back after a touchdown if you attempt and convert a 4th-and-15 attempt.
McCarron was yet again able to make a huge conversion on this attempt, keeping their comeback hopes alive.
McCarron would then cap off the unbelievable comeback by scoring another touchdown with just 16 seconds remaining. This would be a lead they would not relinquish, going on to win 18-15
This comeback obviously wouldn’t have been possible without the 4th-and-15 rule. Many fans took notice of this, and some are even calling for this to potentially become a rule in the NFL one day.
It remains to be seen if the NFL will seriously consider this change. For now, it is certainly something that is intriguing and sets the XFL apart from other football leagues.