2006 Arena Football League season

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2006 Arena Football League season
Arena Football League 20 seasons logo.gif
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationJanuary 27, 2006 – June 11, 2006
Regular season
Season championsDallas Desperados
AFL Playoffs
National Conference championsOrlando Predators
  National Conference runners-upDallas Desperados
American Conference championsChicago Rush
  American Conference runners-upSan Jose SaberCats
ArenaBowl XX
ChampionsChicago Rush
  Runners-upOrlando Predators
Finals MVPMatt 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.

5 Chicago 55
5 Chicago 63
4 Nashville 47
1 Colorado 46
American Conference
5 Chicago 59
2 San Jose 56
6 Utah 34 American Conference Championship
3 Arizona 48
3 Arizona 57
2 San Jose 62
Wild card playoffs
Divisional Playoffs
A5 Chicago 69
N2 Orlando 61
5 Philadelphia 52 ArenaBowl XX
5 Philadelphia 27
4 Austin 35
2 Orlando 31
National Conference
2 Orlando 45
1 Dallas 28
6 Georgia 72 National Conference Championship
6 Georgia 27
3 New York 69
1 Dallas 62


All-Arena team[edit]

Position First team Second team
Quarterback Clint Dolezel, Dallas Joe Hamilton, Orlando
Fullback/Linebacker Duke Pettijohn, Dallas Marlion Jackson, Las Vegas
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Colston Weatherington, Dallas
Henry Taylor, Orlando
Jermaine Smith, Georgia
Khreem Smith, Chicago
Ernest Allen, Philadelphia
Joe Minucci, Nashville
Wide receiver/Linebacker Derek Lee, Georgia Lawrence Samuels, Tampa Bay
Wide receiver/Defensive back Randy Gatewood, Arizona Kevin Ingram, Los Angeles
Offensive specialist Damian Harrell, Colorado Siaha Burley, Utah
Defensive specialist Jerald Brown, Columbus
Eddie Moten, Philadelphia
Rashad Floyd, Colorado
Clevan Thomas, Georgia
Kicker Remy Hamilton, Los Angeles Clay Rush, Colorado

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