2010 Orlando Predators season

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2010 Orlando Predators season
Head coach Pat O'Hara
Home field Amway Arena
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AC South
Playoff finish Won Conference Semifinals (Sharks) 73–69
Lost Conference Championship (Storm) 62–63
Timeline
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The 2010 Orlando Predators season was the 19th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Pat O'Hara and played their home games at Amway Arena. The Predators clinched a playoff berth for the 18th consecutive season by finishing fourth in the American Conference. In the opening round of the playoffs, the Predators defeated the Jacksonville Sharks with a last-second touchdown to win 73–69. Orlando then traveled to Tampa Bay to face the rival Storm for the third time in the season in the conference championship, but lost 62–63 after a would-be game winning field goal fell short as time expired.

Standings[edit]

South Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Jacksonville Sharks 12 4 .750 893 806 4–2 8–2 7–1 5–3
x-Tampa Bay Storm 11 5 .687 926 812 3–3 8–4 6–2 5–3
x-Orlando Predators 8 8 .500 865 845 4–2 7–3 4–4 4–4
Alabama Vipers 7 9 0.437 812 860 1–5 7–9 5–3 2–6

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season schedule[edit]

The Preds looking to score against the Tampa Bay Storm during the Week 18 matchup of The War on I-4.

The Predators did not open their season in the league's opening week, but instead in Week 2, on the road against the Battle Wings on April 10. Their first home game of the season will take place on April 30 during Week 5 against the Barnstormers. The conclusion of the regular season was at the St. Pete Times Forum in Week 18 against the Storm in another edition of The War on I-4, on July 31.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Saturday April 10 8:05 pm at Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings L 67–73 0–1 CenturyTel Center [1]
3 Friday April 16 8:05 pm at Jacksonville Sharks L 31–57 0–2 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [2]
4 Bye
5 Friday April 30 8:00 pm Iowa Barnstormers L 40–50 0–3 Amway Arena [3]
6 Friday May 7 8:30 pm at Dallas Vigilantes W 70–59 1–3 American Airlines Arena [4]
7 Saturday May 15 8:30 pm at Alabama Vipers W 48–31 2–3 Von Braun Center [5]
8 Friday May 21 7:30 pm Milwaukee Iron W 58–54 3–3 Amway Arena [6]
9 Friday May 28 8:00 pm Tampa Bay Storm L 50–62 3–4 Amway Arena [7]
10 Saturday June 5 8:00 pm at Tulsa Talons W 57–54 4–4 BOK Center [8]
11 Saturday June 12 7:30 pm Spokane Shock L 52–53 4–5 Amway Arena [9]
12 Friday June 18 8:00 pm Jacksonville Sharks W 70–48 5–5 Amway Arena [10]
13 Saturday June 26 8:00 pm at Chicago Rush L 42–55 5–6 Allstate Arena [11]
14 Saturday July 3 7:30 pm Cleveland Gladiators L 70–77 (OT) 5–7 Amway Arena [12]
15 Friday July 9 8:00 pm Alabama Vipers W 45–34 6–7 Amway Arena [13]
16 Saturday July 17 8:00 pm at Milwaukee Iron L 41–57 6–8 Bradley Center [14]
17 Saturday July 24 7:30 pm Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz W 49–21 7–8 Amway Arena [15]
18 Saturday July 31 7:30 pm at Tampa Bay Storm W 75–60 8–8 St. Pete Times Forum [16]

All times are EDT

Playoff schedule[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Score Location Report
AC Semifinals Friday August 6 8:00 pm at Jacksonville Sharks W 73–69 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [17]
AC Championship Saturday August 14 7:30 pm at Tampa Bay Storm L 62–63 St. Pete Times Forum [18]

All times are EDT

Roster[edit]

2010 Orlando Predators
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Refused to report

Exempt list

Suspension

Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: BYE[edit]

Week 2: at Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 7 26 13 21 67
Battle Wings 20 28 6 19 73

at CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, Louisiana

  • Date: April 10
  • Game time: 8:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,513
  • Referee: Scott Vaughn
  • Recap

The Predators lost their first game of the season in a close contest. A pivotal moment occurred as Carlos Martinez lined up to kick a field goal for the last play of the 1st half. Missing the attempt, the live ball was caught off the net by the Battle Wings' P.J. Berry, who was able to return it 55 yards for a touchdown. Instead of cutting into the Battle Wings' lead, the Predators were now down 48–33 at the half. The Preds managed to get within a touchdown at several points of the 2nd half, and scored a touchdown with 7 seconds left in the 4th quarter, but were unable to recover the ensuing onside kick, resulting in the loss. The Predators scored 6 of their 10 touchdowns on rushes, an uncommon sight in arena football.

Week 3: at Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 7 0 10 14 31
Sharks 14 10 21 12 57

at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: April 16
  • Game time: 8:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 11,179
  • Recap

The first ever edition of the "Jive on 95" ended in a loss for the Predators, who were constantly fighting penalties and turnovers throughout the night. Orlando did not lead in the game and was behind 24–7 at the half. The highlight for the Predators came on a pass from Nick Hill to T. T. Toliver. Toliver caught the ball one of the back corners of the end zone and was immediately hit, sent over the sideline walls, but still hung on to make the touchdown. Hill finished with 203 passing yards, but only 3 touchdowns.

Week 4: BYE[edit]

Week 5: vs. Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Barnstormers 7 20 7 16 50
Predators 7 13 6 14 40

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: April 30
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 11,076
  • Referee: Greg LeFils
  • Recap

The Predators remained winless following their loss to the Barnstormers. Down by 7 points in the 4th quarter, Marlon Moye-Moore intercepted a Barnstormer pass to set up Orlando on their own 13-yard line. On the drive following the turnover, the Predators had a 1st and goal on the 9-yard line, but were unable to score when Nick Hill threw four consecutive incomplete passes. Getting the ball back on downs, the Barnstormers found the end zone on a 40-yard pass to go up by 14 points with 1:17 left on the clock. It was a deficit the Predators could not overcome in the short amount of time, causing them to fall to 0–3. Hill finished with 237 yards and 4 passing touchdowns, but had 3 interceptions in the game. Derrick Lewis was the leading receiver with 112 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Week 6: at Dallas Vigilantes[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 10 13 21 26 70
Vigilantes 7 25 21 6 59

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: May 7
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 7,108
  • Recap

Week 7: at Alabama Vipers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 3 7 14 24 48
Vipers 3 21 0 7 31

at Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Date: May 15
  • Game time: 8:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,007
  • Recap

Both teams put up a field goal in the 1st quarter, but the Predators trailed by a pair of touchdowns at halftime as they did the week before. However, Orlando outscored Alabama 38–7 and forced three turnovers in the 2nd half. Rayshawn Kizer had two interceptions in the game, one of which in the 4th quarter that led to a 9-yard touchdown reception by T. T. Toliver to end a lengthy drive by Orlando to pull ahead 38–31. Alabama's next drive went three-and-out, turning the ball over on downs to the Predators a yard from the end zone, but the Viper defense put up a goal-line stand and held the Preds to a field goal. The ensuing kickoff was fumbled by Alabama returner C.J. Johnson, and picked up by Orlando's Robert Quiroga at the goal line for an easy touchdown to put the Vipers away.

Nick Hill attempted 51 passes, completing 34 for 273 yards and four touchdowns, also rushing for 29 yards on four carries. Derrick Lewis caught 14 of Hill's passes for 97 yards and one touchdown as the team's leading receiver.

Week 8: vs. Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iron 7 15 10 22 54
Predators 17 7 7 27 58

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: May 21
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,333
  • Recap

Week 9: vs. Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Storm 14 21 13 14 62
Predators 10 7 6 27 50

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: May 28
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,924
  • Referee: Greg Lefils
  • Recap

Week 10: at Tulsa Talons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 14 13 7 23 57
Talons 14 7 14 19 54

at BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Date: June 5
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Recap

Week 11: vs. Spokane Shock[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Shock 13 14 13 13 53
Predators 0 24 28 0 52

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: June 12
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,346
  • Referee: Greg LeFills
  • Recap

Week 12: vs. Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sharks 2 20 6 20 48
Predators 22 24 7 17 70

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: June 18
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 14,010
  • Referee: Greg Lefils
  • Recap

Week 13: at Chicago Rush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 7 21 7 7 42
Rush 16 10 17 12 55

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 8,120
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • Recap

Week 14: vs. Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Gladiators 21 14 14 21 7 77
Predators 0 28 21 21 0 70

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: July 3
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,101
  • Recap

Week 15: vs. Alabama Vipers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vipers 14 0 6 14 34
Predators 21 10 7 7 45

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: July 9
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,504
  • Referee: Greg Lefils
  • Recap

Week 16: at Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 14 6 7 14 41
Iron 6 30 7 14 57

at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: July 17
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 6,948
  • Recap

Week 17: vs. Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yard Dawgz 7 0 14 0 21
Predators 21 14 7 7 49

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: July 24
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 12,343
  • Referee: Greg Lefils
  • Recap

Because the Tampa Bay Storm beat the Alabama Vipers the same night, this win over the Yard Dawgz clinched a playoff berth for the Predators.

Week 18: at Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 28 17 14 16 75
Storm 7 13 8 32 60

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: July 31
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 17,302
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • Recap

Playoffs[edit]

American Conference Semifinals: at Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 7 21 14 31 73
Sharks 13 14 13 29 69

at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: August 6
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,000
  • Recap

American Conference Championship: at Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 7 14 14 27 62
Storm 14 21 14 14 63

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: August 14
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,104
  • Referee: Tom McCabe
  • Recap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL 2010 Regular Season Schedule". Arena Football League. December 31, 2009. Archived from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2010.