Feb 26 2023

Orlando Guardians vs. San Antonio Brahmas

Orlando Guardians vs. San Antonio Brahmas

Somewhere between paradise and Port Canaveral, the Guardians lay in wait. Agile and all-seeing, however relentless and unforgiving, the Guardians are ready to pounce and stand guard against anyone who dares challenge them.

The Orlando Guardians will play 5 home games at Camping World Stadium this Spring. The franchise consists of just eight teams and has a different set of rules. Check them out below.

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EXTRA POINTS

  • Tiered extra points are back
  • Teams will have three run/pass only options for extra points following a touchdown
  • 2-yard line = one point; 5-yard line = two points; 10-yard line = three points
  • Defense awarded same number of points for a touchdown

GAME TIMING

  • The XFL will operate with a 35-second play clock, which begins following the previous play
  • Clock will start following incomplete passes and out of bounds plays prior to two-minute warning of either half
  • Clock will stop following first downs after two-minute warning of either half.
  • The first and second half will be split by a 10-minute halftime
  • Three timeouts per team per half

KICKOFFS

  • Teams begin play five yards apart - kicking team at opponent’s 35-yard line and return team at own 30-yard line

OPTIONS TO KEEP BALL

  • Teams will have two options to keep the ball after scoring:
    • Traditional onside kick (any time during game) or
    • 4th and 15 conversion from own 25-yard line (4thquarter only)

DOUBLE FORWARD PASS

  • If a team completes a forward pass behind the line of scrimmage, that team may throw a second forward pass, as long as the ball has not crossed the line of scrimmage
  • Once the ball has passed the line of scrimmage, no forward passes are permitted
  • The first pass may fall incomplete rather than becoming a fumbled lateral.

OVERTIME

  • Consists of alternating attempts from opponent’s 5-yard line
  • Three attempts per team (two points per score) or until winner is decided

INSTANT REPLAY

  • Centralized replay with all plays subject to review from Replay Official
  • Replay may correct errors on non-reviewable plays, player safety at any point during the game, and any issue in the last five minutes of regulation plus overtime
  • Head coach may challenge one on-field ruling per game, including those involving a foul or potential foul
    • Final ruling made by designated members of officiating department in central location

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The XFL is a brand new, fan-first league that’s reimagining the game of football and offering fans an opportunity to experience more action, access and fun. 

The XFL will feature exciting gameplay innovations that deliver fans a faster pace of play and more action. 

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Media interested in attending an Orlando Guardians game at Camping World Stadium should reach out to Andy Seeley at andy.seeley@xflguardians.com

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