2008 Philadelphia Soul season

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2008 Philadelphia Soul season
Head coach Bret Munsey
Home field Wachovia Center/Wachovia Spectrum
Results
Record 13–3
Division place 1st
Playoff finish

Won Divisional Playoffs (Dragons) 49–48
Won Conference Championship (Gladiators) 70–35

Won ArenaBowl XXII (San Jose SaberCats) 59–56
Team OPY Chris Jackson

The 2008 Philadelphia Soul season is the fifth season for the franchise. The Soul started the season by winning their first 9 games. Finishing the regular season with a 13–3 record, this was the Soul's best regular season in their short history. They won their first Eastern Division title, and went into the playoffs as the top seed in the National Conference. Against the New York Dragons, the Soul won their Divisional round game by a score of 49–48 to advance to the National Conference Championship. They won that game on July 12, 2008 against the Cleveland Gladiators, 70–35. They won ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans on July 27, 2008 against the defending champion San Jose SaberCats.

Standings[edit]

Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Philadelphia Soul 13 3 .813 922 810 7–1 9–2 7–1 6–2
x-Dallas Desperados 12 4 .750 861 798 6–2 9–2 6–2 6–2
x-Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 .563 901 895 4–4 5–6 6–2 3–5
x-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

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

Regular season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 March 1 Orlando Predators Home W 77–56
2 March 9 Chicago Rush Away W 60–49
3 March 16 New York Dragons Home W 63–42
4 March 20 Los Angeles Avengers Away W 71–34
5 March 29 Tampa Bay Storm Home W 59–51
6 April 5 Utah Blaze Home W 64–56
7 April 12 San Jose SaberCats Away W 58–57
8 April 21 Columbus Destroyers Away W 76–55
9 April 28 Dallas Desperados Home W 57–28
10 May 2 Cleveland Gladiators Away L 55–67
11 May 12 Georgia Force Away L 62–63
12 May 17 Columbus Destroyers Home W 51–43
13 May 22 Kansas City Brigade Home L 47–54
14 Bye Week
15 June 7 Dallas Desperados Away W 71–64
16 June 14 Cleveland Gladiators Home W 62–61
17 June 22 New York Dragons Away W 59–30

Playoff schedule[edit]

Round Date Opponent Home/Away Result
NC Divisional July 5 New York Dragons Home W 49–48
NC Championship July 12 Cleveland Gladiators Home W 70–35
ArenaBowl XXII July 28 San Jose SaberCats Neutral W 59–56

Coaching[edit]

Roster[edit]

2008 Philadelphia Soul roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured players Injuryicon.jpg

Exempt List

Practice Squad

Stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Orlando Predators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
ORL 9 13 14 20 56
PHI 14 21 21 21 77

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 1
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,869

Week 2: at Chicago Rush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 6 20 17 17 60
CHI 7 21 7 14 49

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: March 9
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,051

Week 3: vs. New York Dragons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 14 7 7 14 42
PHI 14 14 14 21 63

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 16
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,102

Week 4: at Los Angeles Avengers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 13 21 14 23 71
LA 7 20 7 0 34

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: March 20
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,398

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TB 14 9 14 14 51
PHI 13 12 14 20 59

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 29
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,546

Week 6: vs. Utah Blaze[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UTA 14 14 14 14 56
PHI 16 20 14 14 64

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: April 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,390

Week 7: at San Jose SaberCats[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 0 14 14 30 58
SJ 20 13 7 17 57

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 12
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,462

Week 8: at Columbus Destroyers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 21 21 20 14 76
CLB 21 14 7 13 55

at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: April 21
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,974

Week 9: vs. Dallas Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 0 13 7 8 28
PHI 14 23 6 14 57

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: April 28
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,426

Week 10: at Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 20 14 14 7 55
CLE 14 13 20 20 67

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 2
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,721

Week 11: vs. Georgia Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 21 21 6 62
GA 7 27 7 22 63

at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia

  • Date: May 12
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10,278

Week 12: vs. Columbus Destroyers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLB 6 15 7 15 43
PHI 7 14 23 7 51

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 17
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 18,741

Week 13: vs. Kansas City Brigade[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
KC 20 13 7 14 54
PHI 14 6 14 13 47

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 22
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,473

Week 14: BYE[edit]

Week 15: at Dallas Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 28 14 15 71
DAL 21 15 14 14 64

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 7
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,943

Week 16: vs. Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 14 21 13 13 61
PHI 20 21 7 14 62

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,637

Week 17: at New York Dragons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 28 10 7 59
NY 7 3 7 13 30

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: June 22
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,718

Playoffs[edit]

National Conference Divisional: vs. (6) New York Dragons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(6) NY 6 19 0 23 48
(1) PHI 16 7 7 19 49

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,102

National Conference Championship: vs. (4) Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) CLE 7 14 14 0 35
(1) PHI 14 21 21 14 70

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 12
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,389

ArenaBowl XXII: vs. (2) San Jose SaberCats[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(2) SJ 14 13 7 22 56
(1) PHI 14 23 9 13 59

at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: July 27
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 17,244

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