2007 Arena Football League season

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2007 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration March 1, 2007 – July 29, 2007
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Columbus Destroyers
  National Conference runners-up Georgia Force
American Conference champions San Jose SaberCats
  American Conference runners-up Chicago Rush
ArenaBowl XXI
Champions San Jose SaberCats
  Runners-up Columbus Destroyers
ArenaBowl XXI MVP Mark Grieb, SJ
AFL seasons

The 2007 Arena Football League season was the 21st season of the Arena Football League. The regular season began play on March 1, 2007 and concluded on June 25. The league broke its regular-season total attendance record of 1,887,054.[1]

Following a year-long hiatus last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans VooDoo franchise resumed play this season to return the league to a 19-team format. New Orleans also hosted ArenaBowl XXI.

The league champions were the San Jose SaberCats, who defeated the Columbus Destroyers in ArenaBowl XXI.

Final standings[edit]

National Conference
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Dallas Desperados 15 1 .938 1016 816 8–0 11–1 8–0 7–1
Philadelphia Soul 8 8 .500 900 835 5–3 7–5 4–4 4–4
Columbus Destroyers 7 9 .438 802 793 3–3 5–6 5–3 2–6
New York Dragons 5 11 .313 787 967 1–4 3–8 2–6 3–5
Southern Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Georgia Force 14 2 .875 1007 836 8–0 11–1 8–0 6–2
Tampa Bay Storm 9 7 .563 809 825 4–4 6–6 5–3 4–4
Orlando Predators 8 8 .500 814 766 5–3 7–5 4–4 4–4
New Orleans VooDoo 5 11 .313 833 928 2–6 3–9 4–4 1–7
Austin Wranglers 4 12 .250 879 950 1–7 2–10 3–5 1–7
American Conference
Central Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Chicago Rush 12 4 .750 869 719 6–2 9–3 7–1 5–3
Kansas City Brigade 10 6 .625 840 776 4–4 8–4 6–2 4–4
Colorado Crush 8 8 .500 793 858 4–4 6–6 5–3 3–5
Nashville Kats 7 9 .438 851 876 3–5 6–6 3–5 4–4
Grand Rapids Rampage 4 12 .250 835 1014 3–5 3–9 3–5 1–7
Western Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
San Jose SaberCats 13 3 .813 1012 761 8–0 11–1 8–0 5–3
Los Angeles Avengers 9 7 .563 843 848 4–4 6–6 5–3 4–4
Utah Blaze 8 8 .500 955 933 4–4 6–6 4–4 4–4
Arizona Rattlers 4 12 .250 846 915 3–5 2–9 2–6 2–6
Las Vegas Gladiators 2 14 .125 769 895 1–7 2–10 0–8 2–6
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates division champion and conference's best record

Source: ArenaFan.com[2]

Playoffs[edit]

                                   
June 30 – ESPNSt. Pete Times Forum   July 7 – ESPN – American Airlines Center          
 6  Columbus  56
 6  Columbus  66
 3  Tampa Bay  55     July 14 – ESPN – Philips Arena
 1  Dallas  59  
National Conference
June 29 ESPN – Wachovia Center  6  Columbus  66
July 8 – ESPN2 – Philips Arena
   2  Georgia  56  
 5  Orlando  26 National Conference Championship
 4  Philadelphia  39
 4  Philadelphia  41   July 29 – ABCNew Orleans Arena
 2  Georgia  65  
Wild Card Playoffs  
Divisional Playoffs
July 2 – ESPN2Staples Center  N6  Columbus  33
July 9 – ESPN2 – Allstate Arena
   A1  San Jose  55
 5  Utah  42 ArenaBowl XXI
 4  Los Angeles  20
 4  Los Angeles  64     July 14 ESPN – HP Pavilion
 2  Chicago  52  
American Conference
June 30 – ESPN – Kemper Arena  2  Chicago  49
July 7 – ESPN – HP Pavilion
   1  San Jose  61  
 6  Colorado  49 American Conference Championship
 6  Colorado  67
 3  Kansas City  42  
 1  San Jose  76  


Statistics[edit]

Quarterback[edit]

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Long Rating
Chris Greisen (GEO) 392 530 74 4851 117 12 49 132
Clint Dolezel (DAL) 375 533 70.4 4475 107 9 49 128.2
Mark Grieb (SJS) 398 561 70.9 4605 100 13 47 125.3
Joe Germaine (UTA) 422 617 68.4 5005 107 12 41 124.4
Raymond Philyaw (KC) 371 538 69 4338 85 11 42 124.1

Running Backs[edit]

Player Car. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Dan Alexander (NSH) 165 426 2.6 41 25
Adrian McPherson* (AUS) 55 360 6.5 9 39
Josh White (DAL) 93 278 3 10 22
Bo Kelly (ARI) 81 222 2.7 13 16
Harold Wells (CLB) 73 197 2.7 13 13

*McPherson is a Quarterback, he was on the rushing yards list at arenafootball.com Mrs.Dykstra

Wide Receivers[edit]

Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Siaha Burley (UTA) 166 2129 12.8 49 41
Chris Jackson (GEO) 145 1915 13.2 47 46
Derrick Lewis (AUS) 139 1903 13.7 41 49
Bobby Sippio (CHI) 125 1739 13.9 53 48
Troy Bergeron (GEO) 132 1736 13.2 41 49

Touchdowns[edit]

Player TD's Rush Rec Ret Pts
Bobby Sippio (CHI) 53 0 53 0 318
Chris Jackson (GEO) 51 4 47 0 306
Siaha Burley (UTA) 49 0 49 0 294
Damian Harrell (COL) 47 0 47 0 282
Will Pettis (DAL) 46 2 40 4 278

Defense[edit]

Player Tackles Solo Assisted Sack Solo Assisted INT Yards TD's Long
Rashad Floyd (COL) 156 141 30 0 0 0 9 111 2 25
Keyuo Craver (ARI) 113 97 32 0 0 0 3 37 0 21
Lin-J Shell (ORL) 110.5 105 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Brandon Hefflin (CLB) 105 88 34 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Special teams[edit]

Kick Return[edit]

Player Ret Yards TD's Long Avg Ret Yards TD's Long Avg
Timon Marshall (GR) 83 1901 6 58 22.9 1 7 0 7 7
Sedrick Robinson (AUS) 64 1300 4 58 20.3 0 0 0 0 0
DaShane Dennis (NYD) 58 1282 3 57 22.1 2 29 0 20 14.5
Will Pettis (DAL) 58 1229 4 58 21.2 2 18 0 18 9
Darrell Jones (ARI) 56 1080 1 56 19.3 1 55 1 55 55

Kicking[edit]

Player Extra pt. Extra pt. Att. FG FGA Long Pct. Pts
A.J. Haglund* (SJ) 128 138 10 18 39 0.556 158
Mark Lewis (AUS) 110 118 15 25 33 0.600 155
Remy Hamilton (LA) 101 114 16 30 36 0.533 149
Steve Videtich (UTA) 113 127 10 19 32 0.526 143
Jason Ball (COL) 90 105 17 28 38 0.607 141

*Set AFL record for tackles by a Kicker with 15.5.

Awards[edit]

Award Player/Coach Team
Coach of the Year Doug Plank Georgia Force
Rookie of the Year (tie) Brett Dietz
Charles Frederick
Tampa Bay Storm
Kansas City Brigade
Lineman of the Year Greg White Orlando Predators
Kicker of the Year Mark Lewis Austin Wranglers
Ironman of the Year Will Pettis Dallas Desperados

External links[edit]

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