The Houston Roughnecks had a proud Sunday. The Detroit Lions did not. The Roughnecks, one of the teams in the defunct (for now, the league plans to be back in 2022) second run of the XFL, saw their old quarterback P.J. Walker help get the Carolina Panthers a 20-0 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Teddy Bridgewater couldn’t play due to a knee injury, so Walker, who was Houston’s starting quarterback in the XFL and one of the league’s stars, got the start.

Walker, an undersized quarterback out of Temple who was undrafted in 2017, appeared in two career NFL games, both this season. He had 15 career passing yards. He waited a long time for an opportunity like Sunday and did an excellent job with it.

He made one bad mistake, an interception into the end zone when he didn’t see the defender underneath, but bounced back from it. He threw another pick into the end zone, but the Panthers still cruised to an easy win. Walker finished with 258 yards and a touchdown, both of which are more than the Lions as a team had all day.

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