Roughnecks 32, Dragons 23

5 takeaways From The 5-0 Roughnecks

A Slow Start: No score to start for the Roughnecks first possession of the game. That's something you don't hear too often here in Houston, with the Roughnecks at least.

PJ Walker made it a point to look for his favorite target, Cam Phillips, early in the game. He managed to finally connect with Phillips later in the half. However, the momentum shifting play was a completed 20 yard catch by Khalil Lewis. After this, all of the receivers took their turn with deep catches to move the chains. Nick Holley was the first Roughneck in the end zone followed by James Butler. Blake Jackson and Sam Mobley also made some moves.

Offense Struggles: The O Line looked shaky the first quarter. A turnover in the red zone early in the game was the worst possible outcome. Just kidding, the touchdown Seattle was able to score off of the turnover was definitely worse. A missed 52 yard field goal attempt made this half a little less easy to watch.

Run Game: The Roughnecks run game is starting to pick up as each week progresses. With the combination of James Butler and now Andre Williams they combined for a total of 106 yards today against the Dragons.

Defense: ……..Um. Yeah. The first half? Not so much. Second half the Roughnecks finally stepped up. The guys were doing their best to hold it down. The goal line defense was clutch for the most part. The big concern is still is stopping the run. With the mix up of BJ Daniels and running back Trent Williams, Seattle's offense looked better than expected.

Attendance: The boys were back home and the fans made sure they knew the support was still there. TDECU Stadium was still rockin' bringing in as many if not more than they did opening weekend.

Your Houston Roughnecks play at New York against the Guardians next Saturday at 1p.m. on ABC.

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