Predictions from the writers of UFL News Hub for week 5 of UFL football. Looking ahead at the week 5 matchups which will close the first half of the season. Week 5 will be the 2nd time so far this season in which all games are divisional matchups.

The gravity of each game continues to rise as the playoff race begins to take form. The 2023 XFL Champion the Arlington Renegades find themselves winless after 4 games and in desperate need of a win as they host the San Antonio Brahmas on Saturday night.

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UFL News Hub Week 5 Picks


Saturday, April 27 | 7:00 PM ET | Arlington, TX | Choctaw Stadium | FOX* | FOX Sports on SiriusXM

The San Antonio Brahmas head to Arlington to take on the winless Arlington Renegades. Quarterback Quinten Dormady played well in his first start for the Brahmas. Arlington’s quarterback Luis Perez will be up against a pass rush that just racked up 6 sacks in the previous week against Michigan.

Writer’s Pick: 87.5% San Antonio


Saturday, April 27 | 7:00 PM ET | Houston, TX | Rice Stadium | FOX* | FOX Sports on SiriusXM

The Houston Roughnecks are coming off of their first win of the season but they will have a difficult task if they want to add another game to the win column. They will face the undefeated Birmingham Stallions on the road who overcame adversity to defeat DC the week prior. Birmingham may be extra focused as they made some crucial mistakes the week prior that led to turnovers.

Writer’s Pick: 87.5% Birmingham


Sunday, April 28 | 12:00 PM ET | Washington, D.C. | Audi Field | ESPN | ESPN Xtra on SiriusXM

St. Louis is coming off of a convincing win at home against the Memphis Showboats while the DC Defenders lost a close game on the road to Birmingham last week. The DC Defenders have never lost at their home field having won all 10 games since the XFL’s 2020 season. Despite the 10-game win streak, it is anyone’s game as St. Louis is red hot and looking to extend their win streak to 4 games.

Writer’s Pick: 87.5% St. Louis


Sunday, April 28 | 3:00 PM ET | Memphis, TN | Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium | FOX | FOX Sports on SiriusXM

Both teams are coming off losses as they enter this crucial divisional matchup. Michigan also likely lost their quarterback E.J. Perry due to an apparent leg injury and Danny Etling is expected to get the start who looked good coming in for relief. Memphis has also had major concerns in pass protection and last week we saw Case Cookus leave the game late after taking a heavy hit in the Showboats’ loss to St. Louis. Memphis is on a 3 game losing streak but a win will put them right back into the playoff conversation.

Writer’s Pick: 87.5% Michigan

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Jonathan Clink
Jonathan Clink will work as UFL News Hub's primary correspondent covering the Michigan Panthers for the 2024. He has written over 250 articles covering the Canadian Football League prior to joining UFL News Hub. Clink is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a background in several other sports as well having played soccer, basketball, and hockey competitively.

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