2004 Arena Football League season

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2004 Arena Football League season
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationFebruary 5, 2004 – June 27, 2004
ArenaBowl XVIII
ChampionsSan Jose SaberCats
  Runners-upArizona Rattlers
Finals MVPMark Grieb, SJ
AFL seasons

The 2004 Arena Football League season was the 18th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2005. The league champions were the San Jose SaberCats, who defeated the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVIII. The AFL reduced its playoff teams from the top 12 teams in the league making the playoffs to the top eight teams in the league making the playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
New York Dragons* 9 7 0.562 5 3 0.625
Carolina Cobras 6 10 0.375 4 4 0.500
Dallas Desperados 6 10 0.375 4 4 0.500
Columbus Destroyers 6 10 0.375 3 5 0.375
Philadelphia Soul 5 11 0.312 4 4 0.500
Southern Division
New Orleans VooDoo 11 5 0.687 5 3 0.625
Orlando Predators 10 6 0.625 4 4 0.500
Tampa Bay Storm 9 7 0.562 5 3 0.625
Austin Wranglers 8 8 0.500 3 5 0.375
Georgia Force 7 9 0.438 3 5 0.375
American Conference
Central Division
Chicago Rush 11 5 0.687 6 2 0.750
Colorado Crush 11 5 0.687 5 3 0.625
Indiana Firebirds 8 8 0.500 5 3 0.625
Detroit Fury 5 11 0.312 3 5 0.375
Grand Rapids Rampage 1 15 0.062 1 7 0.125
Western Division
Arizona Rattlers 11 5 0.687 4 2 0.667
San Jose SaberCats 11 5 0.687 3 3 0.500
Los Angeles Avengers 9 7 0.562 3 3 0.500
Las Vegas Gladiators 8 8 0.500 2 4 0.333
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

* New York Dragons won the Eastern Division, but did not make the playoffs as only the top 8 teams qualified. The AFL reverted to the old rule in the following season in that Division Champions get an automatic bid to the playoffs for the following season.

Playoffs[edit]

All games televised by NBC

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XVIII
         
1 Arizona 59
8 Los Angeles 42
1 Arizona 45
5 Colorado 41
4 New Orleans 44
5 Colorado 47
1 Arizona 62
2 San Jose 69
2 San Jose 56
7 Tampa Bay 52
2 San Jose 49
3 Chicago 35
3 Chicago 59
6 Orlando 49

All-Arena team[edit]

Position First team Second team
Quarterback Tony Graziani, Los Angeles Mark Grieb, San Jose
Fullback/Linebacker Dan Curran, New Orleans Rupert Grant, Orlando
Wide receiver/Defensive back Kevin Ingram, Los Angeles Will Pettis, Dallas
Wide receiver/Linebacker Cory Fleming, Orlando Lawrence Samuels, Tampa Bay
Offensive specialist Marcus Nash, Las Vegas Damian Harrell, Colorado
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Tom Briggs, Austin
John Moyer, Chicago
Bryan Henderson, Arizona
Tim Martin, New Orleans
Jermaine Smith, Orlando
Nyle Wiren, Tampa Bay
Defensive specialist Omarr Smith, San Jose
Kenny McEntyre, Orlando
Rashad Floyd, Colorado
Kevin Gaines, Georgia
Kicker Jay Taylor, Orlando Remy Hamilton, Los Angeles