2008 Arena Football League season

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2008 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration February 29, 2008 – June 22, 2008
Regular season
Season MVP Matt D'Orazio, PHI
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Philadelphia Soul
  National Conference runners-up Cleveland Gladiators
American Conference champions San Jose SaberCats
  American Conference runners-up Grand Rapids Rampage
ArenaBowl XXII
Finals champions Philadelphia Soul
  Runners-up San Jose SaberCats
ArenaBowl XXII MVP Matt D'Orazio, PHI
AFL seasons

The 2008 Arena Football League season was the twenty-second season of the Arena Football League and final season before the 2009 cancellation. The regular season began play on February 29, 2008 and concluded on June 22. The playoffs began the following week, and ArenaBowl XXII was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 27 between the National Conference champion Philadelphia Soul and the American Conference champion San Jose SaberCats. This game was won by the Soul, 59–56.

Prior to the season, it was announced that the Austin Wranglers would move to the af2, and the Nashville Kats folded, thus leaving the league with 17 teams. The Las Vegas Gladiators relocated to Cleveland.

Standings[edit]

National Conference
Eastern Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Philadelphia Soul 13 3 .813 922 810 7–1 9–2 7–1 6–2
Dallas Desperados 12 4 .750 861 798 6–2 9–2 6–2 6–2
Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 .563 901 895 4–4 5–6 6–2 3–5
New York Dragons 8 8 .500 822 819 2–6 4–7 5–3 3–5
Columbus Destroyers 3 13 .188 750 893 1–7 2–10 2–6 1–7
Southern Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Georgia Force 10 6 .625 927 848 3–3 6–4 6–2 4–4
Orlando Predators 9 7 .563 881 898 3–3 4–6 5–3 4–4
New Orleans VooDoo 8 8 .500 893 835 2–4 2–6 6–2 2–6
Tampa Bay Storm 8 8 .500 903 876 4–2 5–5 5–3 3–5
American Conference
Central Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Chicago Rush 11 5 .688 926 765 6–0 9–1 7–1 4–4
Colorado Crush 6 10 .375 847 907 2–4 4–6 4–4 2–6
Grand Rapids Rampage 6 10 .375 952 968 3–3 4–6 3–5 3–5
Kansas City Brigade 3 13 .188 752 923 1–5 1–9 2–6 1–7
Western Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
San Jose SaberCats 11 5 .688 945 875 6–0 9–1 6–2 5–3
Arizona Rattlers 8 8 .250 842 907 1–5 3–7 3–5 5–3
Utah Blaze 6 10 .375 941 959 2–4 6–4 4–4 2–6
Los Angeles Avengers 5 11 .313 847 1004 3–3 4–6 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]

  Wild Card Playoffs Divisional Playoffs Conference Championships ArenaBowl XXII
                                     
        
  4  Cleveland Gladiators 73  
    2  Georgia Force 70  
4  Cleveland Gladiators 69
5  Orlando Predators 66  
  4  Cleveland Gladiators 35  
National Conference
  1  Philadelphia Soul 70  
3  Dallas Desperados 63  
6  New York Dragons 77  
  6  New York Dragons 48
    1  Philadelphia Soul 49  
      
        
  N1  Philadelphia Soul 59
  A2  San Jose SaberCats 56
        
        
  6  Grand Rapids Rampage 58
    1  Chicago Rush 41  
3  Arizona Rattlers 41
6  Grand Rapids Rampage 48  
  6  Grand Rapids Rampage 55
American Conference
  2  San Jose SaberCats 81  
4  Utah Blaze 44  
5  Colorado Crush 49  
  5  Colorado Crush 51
    2  San Jose SaberCats 64  
      

Regular season statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Rating
Matt D'Orazio, PHI 301 416 72.4% 3,331 72 4 131.3
Raymond Philyaw, CLE 357 514 69.5% 4,320 83 10 126.5
Joe Germaine, UTA 411 605 67.9% 4,869 97 13 122.9
Russ Michna, CHI 239 351 68.1% 2,721 57 7 122.4
Chris Greisen, GEO 399 585 65.9% 4,956 97 17 121.7

Rushing[edit]

Player Car. Yards Avg. TD's
Marlion Jackson, CLE 105 353 3.2 23
Josh White, DAL 88 265 3.0 8
Dawan Moss, KC 86 244 2.8 10
Dan Alexander, CHI 70 241 3.4 12
Harold Wells, CLB 103 224 2.2 17

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD's
Derek Lee, CLB 142 1,762 12.4 32
Chris Jackson, PHI 140 1,692 12.1 49
T.T. Toliver, ORL 118 1,645 13.9 31
Jason Willis, NY 136 1,555 11.4 30
Huey Whittaker, UTA 126 1,547 12.3 32

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