2012 Arizona Rattlers season

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2012 Arizona Rattlers season
Head coach Kevin Guy
Home field US Airways Center
Results
Record 13–5
Division place 1st NC West
Playoff finish Won Conference Semifinals (SaberCats) 51–48
Won Conference Championship (Blaze) 75–69
Won ArenaBowl XXV (Soul) 72–54

The 2012 Arizona Rattlers season was the 21st season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Kevin Guy and played their home games at US Airways Center. After winning their third consecutive division championship with a 13–5 record, the Rattlers were able to advance to ArenaBowl XXV, where they defeated the Philadelphia Soul 72–54 to win their third league championship in franchise history.

Final roster[edit]

2012 Arizona Rattlers roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Team Suspended

Refuse to Report

Other League Exempt

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 8, 2012
24 Active, 13 Inactive


Standings[edit]

West Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-Arizona Rattlers 13 5 .722 1118 880 3–3 8–5 7–2 6–3
x-San Jose SaberCats 12 6 .667 1143 1027 4–2 10–4 8–1 4–5
x-Utah Blaze 12 6 .667 1128 1051 4–2 8–4 6–3 6–3
Spokane Shock 10 8 .556 1063 1048 1–5 5–7 5–4 5–4

y - Clinched division
x - Clinched playoff berth

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Rattlers began the season on the road against the San Jose SaberCats on March 10. Their first home game was on March 17 when they played the Milwaukee Mustangs. They hosted the Kansas City Command in their final regular season game on July 21.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 10 8:30 p.m. MST at San Jose SaberCats L 70–71 (OT) 0–1 HP Pavilion at San Jose [2]
2 Saturday March 17 7:00 p.m. MST Milwaukee Mustangs W 71–65 1–1 US Airways Center [3]
3 Bye
4 Thursday March 29 5:30 p.m. MST at Kansas City Command W 56–28 2–1 Sprint Center [4]
5 Friday April 6 7:00 p.m. MST Spokane Shock W 57–53 3–1 US Airways Center [5]
6 Saturday April 14 5:05 p.m. MST at Iowa Barnstormers L 54–56 3–2 Wells Fargo Arena [6]
7 Sunday April 22 3:00 p.m. MST San Antonio Talons W 68–34 4–2 US Airways Center [7]
8 Sunday April 29 Noon MST at Georgia Force W 60–27 5–2 Arena at Gwinnett Center [8]
9 Saturday May 5 7:00 p.m. MST San Jose SaberCats L 70–77 5–3 US Airways Center [9]
10 Saturday May 12 7:00 p.m. MST Chicago Rush W 77–43 6–3 US Airways Center [10]
11 Saturday May 19 6:00 p.m. MST at Utah Blaze W 86–70 7–3 EnergySolutions Arena [11]
12 Saturday May 26 5:00 p.m. MST at New Orleans VooDoo W 69–45 8–3 New Orleans Arena [12]
13 Saturday June 2 7:00 p.m. MST Pittsburgh Power W 55–45 9–3 US Airways Center [13]
14 Saturday June 9 7:00 p.m. MST Iowa Barnstormers W 55–48 10–3 US Airways Center [14]
15 Bye
16 Friday June 22 5:00 p.m. MST at Milwaukee Mustangs W 52–37 11–3 BMO Harris Bradley Center [15]
17 Friday June 29 8:00 p.m. MST at Spokane Shock W 61–35 12–3 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [16]
18 Friday July 6 7:00 p.m. MST Utah Blaze L 49–62 12–4 US Airways Center [17]
19 Saturday July 14 5:00 p.m. MST at San Antonio Talons L 61–62 12–5 Alamodome [18]
20 Saturday July 21 7:00 p.m. MST Kansas City Command W 47–22 13–5 US Airways Center [19]

Playoffs[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
NC Semifinals Saturday July 28 7:00 p.m. MST San Jose SaberCats W 51–48 US Airways Center [20]
NC Championship Saturday August 4 7:00 p.m. MST Utah Blaze W 75–69 US Airways Center [21]
ArenaBowl XXV Friday August 10 7:30 p.m. MST Philadelphia Soul W 72–54 New Orleans Arena [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Arizona Rattlers unveil their 2012 Schedule". Arena Football League. March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "SaberCats Take Rattlers into OT, Win". Arena Football League. March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rattlers Win Home Opener on St. Patty's Day". Arizona Rattlers. March 18, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rattlers Roll to Second Win in a Row". Arizona Rattlers. March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rattlers Shock Spokane". Arizona Rattlers. April 7, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rattlers Storm the Barn Under Tornado Warnings". Arizona Rattlers. April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Showdown at the Snake Pit". Arizona Rattlers. April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "A Trip to Georgia Turned Out Just Peachy for the Rattlers". Arizona Rattlers. April 29, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Battle for Best in the West". Arizona Rattlers. May 6, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Rattlers Crush the Rush". Arizona Rattlers. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Rattlers Set Utah Ablaze". Arizona Rattlers. May 19, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Rattlers Defeat VooDoo 69–45". Arizona Rattlers. May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rattlers Scrap Their Way To Sole Possession of Division Lead". Arizona Rattlers. June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Rattlers Control Their Destiny, Remain in First Place". Arizona Rattlers. June 9, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rattlers Best Mustangs at Bradley Center". Arizona Rattlers. June 22, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Rattlers Post Big Road Victory in Spokane". Arizona Rattlers. June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Wild, Wild, West...". Arizona Rattlers. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Talons Defeat Rattlers in Nailbiter". Arizona Rattlers. July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Rattlers Wrap Up the Regular Season in Dominating Fashion". Arizona Rattlers. July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  20. ^ "The Redemption Tour Begins". Arizona Rattlers. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Rattlers head to ArenaBowl XXV as Back-to-Back National Conference Champions". Arizona Rattlers. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Rattlers Win AFL Silver Anniversary Championship". Arizona Rattlers. Retrieved August 11, 2012.