2006 Arena Football League season

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2006 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration January 27, 2006 – May 13, 2006
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Orlando Predators
  National Conference runners-up Dallas Desperados
American Conference champions Chicago Rush
  American Conference runners-up San Jose SaberCats
ArenaBowl XX
Finals champions Chicago Rush
  Runners-up Orlando Predators
ArenaBowl XX MVP Matt D'Orazio, CHI
AFL seasons

The 2006 Arena Football League season was the 20th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Chicago Rush, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl XX.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans VooDoo franchise suspended operations before the start of the season. However, the league added two teams, the Kansas City Brigade and the Utah Blaze, expanding to 18 teams. The AFL also expanded its playoff format to 12 teams with six teams per conference.

Standings[edit]

National Conference
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Dallas Desperados 13 3 .813 929 710 4–2 8–3 6–2 7–1
New York Dragons 10 6 .625 848 887 2–4 6–5 5–3 5–3
Philadelphia Soul 9 7 .563 777 747 3–3 6–5 5–3 4–4
Columbus Destroyers 8 8 .500 724 717 3–3 5–6 4–4 4–4
Southern Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Orlando Predators 10 6 .625 816 760 6–2 8–4 6–2 4–4
Austin Wranglers 10 6 .625 816 757 5–3 7–5 4–4 6–2
Georgia Force 8 8 .500 855 735 5–3 6–6 4–4 4–4
Tampa Bay Storm 7 9 .438 810 862 4–4 5–7 5–3 2–6
Kansas City Brigade 3 13 .188 704 842 0–8 1–11 2–6 1–7
American Conference
Central Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Colorado Crush 11 5 .688 903 883 5–1 7–4 6–2 5–3
Nashville Kats 8 8 .500 818 799 3–3 5–6 6–2 2–6
Chicago Rush 7 9 .438 825 824 3–3 7–4 5–3 2–6
Grand Rapids Rampage 5 11 .313 722 875 1–5 5–6 5–3 0–8
Western Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
San Jose SaberCats 10 6 .625 898 849 5–3 6–6 6–2 4–4
Arizona Rattlers 8 8 .500 774 756 5–3 7–5 6–2 2–6
Utah Blaze 7 9 .438 871 904 4–4 6–6 3–5 4–4
Las Vegas Gladiators 5 11 .313 769 895 3–5 5–7 4–4 1–7
Los Angeles Avengers 5 11 .313 809 906 3–5 5–7 4–4 1–7
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates division champion and conference's best record

Source: ArenaFan.com[1]

Playoffs[edit]

All games televised by NBC, except when noted.

                                   
May 21 – Gaylord Entertainment Center   May 28 – Pepsi Center          
 5  Chicago  55
 5  Chicago  63
 4  Nashville  47     June 3 – HP Pavilion
 1  Colorado  46  
American Conference
May 20 – (OLN) US Airways Center  5  Chicago  59
May 27 – HP Pavilion at San Jose
   2  San Jose  56  
 6  Utah  34 American Conference Championship
 3  Arizona  48
 3  Arizona  57   June 11 – Thomas & Mack Center
 2  San Jose  62  
Wild Card Playoffs  
Divisional Playoffs
May 21 – Frank Erwin Center  A5  Chicago  69
May 28 – TD Waterhouse Centre
   N2  Orlando  61
 5  Philadelphia  52 ArenaBowl XX
 5  Philadelphia  27
 4  Austin  35     June 4 – American Airlines Center
 2  Orlando  31  
National Conference
May 21 – Nassau Coliseum  2  Orlando  45
May 27 – American Airlines Center
   1  Dallas  28  
 6  Georgia  72 National Conference Championship
 6  Georgia  27
 3  New York  69  
 1  Dallas  62  


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